Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Finish - Farmer's Wife

Farmer's Wife Top

The five things on my desk don't matter much this week.

They're awesome but not nearly as awesome as a finished Farmer's Wife top. 

My baby is done and I don't think I could possibly be happier. 

All the weeks. All the tiny triangles. All absolutely worth it. 

I knew the traditional layout wasn't right for me and after some wonderful advice from a friend I staggered some strips of Michael Miller's Clown Stripe in between each block.

I love the movement the stripes give this quilt. And the breaks from all that color.


I needed an extra block for my farmer's wife layout so I put together a wonky little star
This layout meant that I needed an even number of blocks so I put together this quick little star and added it in. 
Which worked out perfectly because those pumpkins were a purchase from my birthday trip to Nashville and I'm really excited that they got to work their way into my quilt.

112 blocks. Set into 14 rows of 8. 
Long enough that I can completely hide under it. Or run around the house with a fabulous cape. 

I've gotta part with my baby for a little while. She's off to the longarmer to get a bit of pumpkin treatment. 
Binding is proving tricky for me at the moment. I can't decide what I want. So I think that the time away will give me a chance to really think about it. Then I can look at it with fresh eyes when it gets back home. 

...I haven't even gone to the post office and I miss it already. 

18 comments:

  1. It's so vibrant! Congratulations!

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  2. Wow. The striped setting is awesome. Well done!

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  3. Congrats on a great finish! I'm thinking lime green binding....

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  4. oh my gosh, this is FANTASTIC! I love, love, love the unusual block arrangement & sashing fabric!

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  5. Brilliant!! although i will miss you posting about those blocks!! I love how you've done the sashing, it is so perfect with the blocks!

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  6. Wow - the clown strip is genius. It looks just stunning.

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  7. Love how your quilt turned out! Totally worth it :)

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  8. Wowee! I'm impressed that you finished so many eensy blocks! Great job! :)

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  9. It's glorious! I'm partial to a purple or a green stripey binding.

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  10. Woohoo, well done! Looking forward to seeing it in all its pumpkin quilted glory!

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  11. Wowzers, this is frikkin awesome! Can't wait to see it in all its finished glory.

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  12. That is awesome! Well done on the finish. Purple binding maybe?

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  13. Congratulations on finishing such a howling good quilt top.

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  14. That is so incredible. I just picked up Farmers Wife. It's a goal for the next year. You are an inspiration.
    Thanks!

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  15. wow, that is awesome! Well done for getting it finished. Maybe in a few years I'll make one ;0)

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