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  1. More Blocks for The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

    I've been reading the letters in the book and am enjoying them. The style of writing was quite different in the 1920's.

    Last week, I finished Block 10, Bowtie. Lots of dolka dots. The pattern calls for piecing the center from four triangles, which I did; however, in English paper piecing, the center is a square. I can't help but look at blocks and break them down for English paper piecing.

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    I finished Block 5, Bat Wing, yesterday. ...
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  2. Twinkly Stars: Blocks 13 and 14

    I finished two more blocks last week. I need more white fabric before I can continue. The next color in line is a milk chocloate brown, but I'm not sure about incorporating more brown. The pink floral here (a Lori Holt design) has brown, but the rest of my stars are pretty bright. I will have to experiment.

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  3. Twinkly Star Quilt

    I've been working on my star quilt for a few months now. I usually don't like to have too many projects going at once, but I started this one before the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. I wasn't planning on doing the sampler quilt for awhile, but the quilt shop around the corner started up a class. I was so excited I couldn't say no. So, now I'm juggling projects. It is a bit stressful for me. I'm much more calm with only one thing going on at a time. Anyway, I'm piecing the star quilt using the English ...
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  4. The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

    Okay, I'm nuts to even attempt this quilt. With 111, 6-inch blocks that range from fairly easy to very difficult, it truly is beyond my skill. That said, here are my first three blocks. All are hand pieced. I decided against English paper piecing this one. We shall see just how far I get.

    Block 1, Attic Windows

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    This is actually the third one I pieced. Yes, I know it needs a good pressing. But I love that Pam Kitty floral. ...
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  5. Needlework Projects

    January 23, 2014 Thursday

    I started this quilt in mid-July 2013. I hand pieced 1-1/2-inch hexagons using English paper piecing method, which I love. Most of the fabrics are reproduction 1930's. Here is completed quilt top. I'm currently hand piecing it.

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