Farming...On the Home Stretch

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Curiosity got the best of me this weekend.  
While working on some "have to" projects Saturday afternoon, I decided I needed a little break and started wondering how close I was to reaching my goal of making a red and white (twin size) Farmer's Wife quilt.

This little pile confirmed that I have a whopping 72 six-inch Farmer's Wife blocks to my name!  Yay!  Only 11 more to go!  
So I whipped up 4 more easy ones that night.

#55 Linoleum and #44 Gentleman's Fancy 

#80 Single Wedding Star and #3 Basket

 I had lots of fun making them and only need 7 more now.  Yay!  
I'm so close I can taste it!

My momentum fizzled just a bit that night though (since my printer is out of ink and I still need to print out a few more templates and I'm heading out of town for a sisters and kids trip to Montana today).  So, things will have to resume next week.

So are you still farming???  Do you feel like your progress is a little dormant? Maybe it's time to just check your status.  It might give you the kick in the pants you need :)  Make a goal with me.  Mine is 7 blocks in 2 weeks.  What's yours? 


  1. I just love red and white ; ) you will have a beautiful Farmers Wife quilt

  2. Your blocks are adorable! It will look so fantastic when it is done,

  3. I started farming only a few months ago, and I have only 25 done! Plus I'm questioning my color scheme. Don't know if I should just make a small wall hanging with what I have and start over, or just keep going...

  4. I started farming only a few months ago, and I only have 25 done! Plus, I'm wondering if I chose the right color scheme. Wondering if I should make a small wall hanging with what I have and start over, or just keep going and see how it turns out...I love the red and white!!! That's going to be lovely.

  5. I am working on FW too. I really feel like I am late to this party, so I appreciate finding someone else working on it also. Here is my latest post:
    Happy to cheer you on. You go, girl.

  6. I've always wanted to make a red and white quilt, too. Love what you are doing. BTW, how many different fabrics have you used in the making of the blocks? Is the white all the same fabric or did you use different whites also?

  7. I'm back and I'm sorry. After looking at your blocks again, I realized that (of course) you used different white fabrics. Sorry. I'd still love to know how many different ones you have used. Thanks.

  8. I am super behind on so many projects. I ne Eric even started a farmers wife! (And it should probably stay that way) love yours!

  9. LJ,

    I've used many different whites. There's no way to really know how many unless I spent a long time counting though. I just bought a bunch of fat quarters. 10 white ones would be a good start for a scrappy twin - king size, I think.

    I found for all the fabrics that I liked the small, non-directional prints the best. Also, I bought mostly fat quarters for this project but 1/8 or 1/4 yard cuts would work too to give more variety.

    Good luck!

  10. I know that when you don't post for awhile you are up to something good.I just watch to see what it is. But...all those blocks!! Did you sleep?! What a stack!!

  11. I hope you're having a great trip! Love that red and white!


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