I am so happy to say that my Modernized Farmer's Wife Quilt is finished!!! I know I finished it in less than a month, but it seemed to take a long time. I estimate that I spent over 65 hours actively working on it. (More late nights than I would like to admit as someone who normally doesn't sew in the evenings.) That doesn't include all the time that went into choosing the blocks, enlarging them, and writing up the posts for each. (In case you missed it, I have included the sizes to rotary cut each block in my Modernizing the Farmer's Wife Series.)
Not only is this the most detailed piecing I have ever done, it is also the most intense quilting I have ever done (20 hours on one quilt). So be prepared for a lot of pictures. ;)
I quilted the sashing and cornerstones with wiggles and dogwood quilting. (For more information on how I quilted it check out my previous post.)
I custom quilted each block with combinations of orange peel, dogwood, wiggles, loops, straight lines, and a few feathers. Here are a few of my favorites.
|This block used some of the smallest pieces and I love how it turned out.|
|This is four 6 inch "Contrary Wife" blocks. I think I need to make a whole quilt with this block.|
I could really show close-ups of every block, because I am thrilled with how it turned out.
I was brave and put the Kona Snow on the back, and it looks so neat.
The blocks look amazing on the back too.
I used the dark green for the binding. It is my husband's favorite color and tones down the pinkness.
And here is a picture of the whole quilt! :0)
Oh wait, did you want to see the front?
It turned out even better than I imagined or planned.
Quilt Stats #123
Quilt Name: Modern Farmer's Wife
Pattern: Enlarged and altered blocks from the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book.
Layout: Inspired by Katie's Sampler in the book Vintage Revival Quilts.
Fabric: Kona Snow and various Northcott marbled fabrics
Amount Used: About 21 yards
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Size: About 94 x 112 inches
Date Finished: January 2015
What I learned:
- It is good to stretch myself every once in a while.
- Taking breaks during quilting is very important with such a large project.
- And lots more included in the various posts of my Modernizing the Farmer's Wife series.
This quilt now lives on my bed, and I love sleeping under it.
I will be decorating my bedroom around it. Hubby has agreed to a light blue paint and installing new trim. I will be making matching table toppers and pillows. I can't wait! (But it will probably be a little while.)
Be sure to click on the Modernizing the Farmer's Wife Quilt link if you want to check out any of the other posts in the series. And you may also want to check out Jodi's blog (Tales of Cloth). I found out after I finished my top that she is doing a year long quilt along enlarging the blocks in the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book. Hers will be in Red and White.
P.S. I am linking up with Finish it Up Friday and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop. I am so happy with my first complete finish of 2015!!!