Jumping on the Bandwagon

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I've succumbed!!!

At work we decided to form a Farmer's Wife club (which will be starting in March for anyone around Highland, Utah who wants to join in the fun!) 

Yesterday, I finalized my color scheme.  I bought 8 of these fabrics and pulled the rest from my stash/scrap jars.  I'm sure I'll have to pick up some more fabrics along the way though.  Especially some lights and darks (as you can see I've got lots of mediums).  My first inclination is to sash the whole thing in white with red posts but we'll see.

A red and white quilt has been on my quilting "bucket list" for a while now, so I decided to go this route for the FW club.  Although,  I do have another pattern that I've been planning to do in red and white, as well, so I may just end up with two.  Which makes me happy.

I can already tell that when doing a two color quilt you have to have lots of contrast.  I think this will be a great lesson in color value for me.  Which, I think will add another level of difficulty to this quilt.

Last night I made my first 5 blocks.  These little 6" cuties were fun to make and came together quite quickly.  In the club, we are starting with the most basic blocks and moving up to the more difficult ones.

#4 Basket Weave

#68 Postage Stamp

#2 Autumn Tints

#73 Rainbow Flowers

#48 Homeward Bound

I'm getting a little nervous for some of the more difficult ones, but I am happy anticipating how much I will grow as a quilter. 

If you live around here and you're interested in joining the Farmer's Wife fun (and having a local support group :) then call Just Sew at 801-492-7929.  The cost of joining is $40, which covers the cost of the book, monthly block demonstrations, a show and tell party at the end of the year and the chance at winning a great (I mean GREAT) prize!

So am I the last Farmer's Wife quilter out there?

Happy Quilting!
~ Amber