Sunday, October 16, 2011

Joining In...

...on the Farmers Wife! I've been reading blog posts about this, have seen pictures pop up on Flickr and can no longer resist. My first two blocks are below:
Farmers Wife - the beginning
I'm using Ruby along with some Bliss. Both are by Bonnie and Camille. Throwing in a couple of solids (that bright blue is coming out) and other bits and pieces as I go along.
Fabric for the Farmers Wife
This quilt will be a loooong term project. Stayed tuned for more and wishing you happy stitches!

31 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh, it's pretty so far!!! Those blocks are intimidating to me. I'm looking forward to watching your progress!

Catherine said...

Love the colors!!

Carla said...

Hi Jackie. I just started my quilt today too! I posted pics to the group at the same time as you I think. This should be fun. I am going to blog about mine on wednesday . Look forward to following your progress .

Tonya said...

loving those blocks and those fabric bundles...

machen und tun said...

wow, the first blocks look great! i love you fabric choices, these are two of my favorite lines!! how cool that you are joining the farmers wives, that is a lot of (beautiful :-) work...
Claudia

imquilternity said...

This is going to be a gorgeous quilt. Love the colors and the fabrics you've chosen. Your blocks are great. It will be fun watching your progress.

Theresa said...

Beautiful blocks!!!! I love the fabrics, not even minding the blue~ This will be such a joyful journey for me to follow!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Still thinking about joining, since I love the fresh look of this group!
Your blocks are beautiful too! Great fabrics choice. I love Bonnie and Camille's fabric lines!
The blue goes to it perfectly.
Have a happy week.

Barb said...

Love those fabrics!

Nancy said...

Your first two blocks are very pretty! I love your combination of fabrics.

Thelma said...

Welcome to the club! My Farmer's Wife quilt is going to be a very very long project. Just a filler between projects or when I want a change of pace. I think your fabric choice will make an amazing quilt. Great start, I look forward to seeing more blocks. It was Camille's FW blocks that pulled me in, they were just too cute to resist.

staci said...

Love the fabrics you've chosen! Your first two blocks are lovely :)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

very beautiful

marylin from France

Vicki said...

A-dor-able! I am joining in on the FW as soon as I can print a pattern off :). Love your fabrics, nice job so crisp.

Deb said...

Oh, I'm so excited to see that you're starting this quilt. You will become addicted to this. And yes, it will be a long project, but so worth it in the end. I love your fabric selections! But why take out the bright blue? There are so many blocks in this thing that you will probably love it mixed in with all the rest!

Carol said...

Such fun colors, Jackie--I look forward to watching this project grow :)

Carolyn NC said...

Very nice - love the colors!

Marie said...

I really like your blocks. Did you join a group that is doing them?
Yesterday I took a class by Laurie Shifrin ,it was a Mango Tango quilt. What a neat curve piecing class.Take care. Hugs, Marie

Michele said...

It is going to look great! I love the fabrics you've chosen! Did you buy the Bliss recently, or is it something you have had in your stash? I've been looking for some, but haven't found it anywhere. I'm working on a project with Ruby right now. Your blocks look wonderful :-)

Lois said...

This is going to be lovely. I will be looking forward to your updates on this one.

Ruth's Place said...

I love your fabric choices. It's going to be stunning!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What fantastic colours!

Berit said...

OOh!! This is going to be one to watch! Wish I had the chops to join you!

Sally said...

I shall be watching this one very closely! Those fabrics are beautiful.

Tammy said...

I'm like you that Farmers Wife thing has me inspired, but I have to much waiting for me to do to start at the moment. I love your fabric choices and will enjoy seeing your progress.

Connie said...

Wonderful fabrics! I have a charm pack of Ruby and just love it.

Lurline's Place said...

I so love The Farmer's Wife, Jackie - wish I had been in the loop when it all started - yours are just gorgeous!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Linda said...

Jackie, you are a girl after my heart!!!! I love that you are making the FW out of those fabrics. My favorites. I'm really going enjoy watching your progress. I can live vicariously!! :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This fabric is so pretty. It's going to be a beautiful quilt.

Stephanie said...

Aren't pretty stacks of fabric the best? You Farmer's Wife blocks are very sweet.

Suzanne said...

What pretty colours for this quilt!