Fabric and hand work...two of my favorite things! I have been working on my Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt for the past week and a half. The thought of Hand piecing a quilt rather than piecing by machine took me back to when I started quilting almost 30 years ago...1984 to be exact! My very first quilt was completely stitched and quilted by hand. I treasure it. And the love affair with quilting had begun. When I ordered the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book, I had no idea that Laurie had pieced it by hand. I decided to tackle hand-piecing once again. I have completed 16 squares out of 111. A lot to finish...I have to complete 42 by June 11th...that is the date of the afternoon group of women meeting who are making the quilt too. I haven't been in a quilt group for years...I am usually teaching. It will be fun to see all of the different combinations of fabrics...
|SAMPLER BOOK AND MY DIARY OF THE QUILT|
|SOME OF THE FABRICS I AM USING IN THE QUILT|
|HAND PIECING...SO RELAXING|
|HAND APPLIQUE AND HAND PIECING|
|SIXTEEN SAMPLER BLOCKS COMPLETED...|
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