Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Beginning

Several weeks ago I discovered a site about The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. I was interested. At that stage I had other projects under construction, and being a daughter of my mother, I knew one must not bite off more than one can chew. I waited ... patiently, all the time stitching and knitting frantically the UFO's.

Before Easter I could see the road ahead clearer ... I ordered the book, which is written by Laurie Aaron Hird. Easter fell in between ordering and delivery. The excitement grew. A few months ago I would never have dreamed of attempting such a huge undertaking, but now ... the journey ahead was not at all daunting.

Yesterday my conscience was clear ... one quilt completed; one needing only a border, quilting and binding, but first I need fabric. That can wait!

Last evening I cut the first block, Attic Windows, trying to keep more or less to the colours in the book, as I feel they are 'country' colours. For this quilt I am choosing to hand-piece for two reasons; one ... I do not have to bother with the sewing machine especially as machines are I are not always the best of friends, and two ... I can sit in the evening in an armchair and quietly stitch. There is a certain peace with this method ... a calming at the end of the day.

This morning, the second block, Autumn Tints, is complete ... and ... now I wish to share my journey.

Is there anyone out there wanting to come along? It promises to be a major undertaking, and as long as I stay focussed, and excited about the end result, the journey should be a fun affair.


Karen's Korner said...

I am along for the "ride" and look forward to seeing your progress. So far off to a good start. I know what you mean about finishing off before starting...I have the same "ethos" and things start to bug me seeing them lying around unfinished.

Jo said...

I will watch your progress with interest. This is a quilt that I would like to make one day. I have purchased the Kim Mclean pattern "Flower Garden" using Kaffe Facett fabrics. This will keep me busy for the rest of my life I think!