July 22, 2012

Farmer's Wife Complete!!

Well, almost.  I purchased fabric months ago when i had completed approximately 35 blocks.  I like the sashing, setting triangle and corner stone fabrics, but do not like the border fabric i chose.  I guess my advice for anyone making this quilt is to wait until the quilt top is all pieced together like in my photo below before choosing 
the final border fabric.
This picture does not do my quilt any justice...
it's really much prettier and i am Soooooooo happy this journey is almost over!
I'm headed to Ladies of Liberty quilt shop in Independence, Oregon where i know i will find just the right border fabric

 On the wall at LOL, inspiring samples of various 
BOMs and Quilting Circles.

Lots of Maggie Bonanoni, Kathy Schmitz 
Wool Crazy, Civil War...
Go spend a day exploring the beauty of Oregon's wine country and a definite stop at 


  1. The top is gorgeous, Karen! Well done! Yay!

  2. Absolutely stunning Karen!! Congratulations on such a beautiful quilt! :-)

  3. Your quilt top is amazing. I can see a lot of time and effort has been put into it.

  4. Farmers Wife is amazing!!! Absolutely stunning!

  5. This is so beautiful! Congratulations! I love your colors and strolled through each block on your side bar. I love looking at all the fabrics you chose and love the fact that I have several of the same. Gotta love a big ole stash! The quilt shop is so nice. I would love to go browse, (who am I kidding - actually touch) that beautiful fabric. I have a question if you don't mind. I think this quilt is something my mother and I could do together. My Mom is 84 and still quilting - by hand - bless her heart and a farmer's wife! My question is this: Are these cut from templates in the book? If not, are they hard to figure out? I have seen several in blogland who have made this quilt and understand it can be quite difficult. Please give me your opinion. Thank you!

  6. Fantastic!! You must be pleased! This is a stunning quilt, I bet you have been thinking of quilting designs already.
    I love the look of that shop, I like the green cupboards.Good luck shopping!

  7. Hello Karen, I have a little surprise for you...go check it out on my blog :)

  8. Gorgeous!! I took a cflass last year that offered patterns for a revised Farmer's Wife. I started out with various colors like yours. Didn't like it. changed to all red and white. Couldn't find enough fabric variations. Started a black and cream. Didn' t like it. Now I see yours and I am going back to the variations of color.!!! Beautiful job.

  9. Hola amiga!!!!
    Felicitaciones....es un quilt impresionante!
    Feliz Inicio de Semana!
    Un fuerte abrazo desde Venezuela!

  10. Viaje increíble!!Cuanto trabajo!Cariños.

  11. Karen, Felicitaciones porque la colcha te quedó divina!!!!! es un trabajo genial.Un beso

  12. Wow what a beautiful quilt top! Hope you found some nice border fabric. That quilt shop is to die for. Love their displays.

  13. Your top looks beautiful. I also love the quilt shop. Nothing like this in Greece.

  14. Your finished top is looking sooo great!!!

  15. I Love your finished Fw top. Wonderful job. By the way can you give me a little help?
    I need to know how much fabric one needs to do the sashing and how much for the corner triangles. As you already finished you can probably tell me how much fabric do I need to buy.

  16. Karen, your quilt is stunning, a real heirloom! What a wonderful feeling of accomplishment.

  17. Love your quilts, love your blog! Love your Farmer's Wife. I bought the book and, as soon as I finish my own personal ufo project, it's on my list. You are very talented! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheery wave from


  18. Your quilt looks absolutely lovely. You did a great job!
    I do like the quiltshop. It's a pity that I can't visit it. It's a little bit to far for someone like me, living in the Netherlands LOL

    Quilty regards,

  19. I just found your blog from the Sew Many Ways linky. Your quilt is *divine*!! Well done.

  20. Found you from Sew Many Ways...your Farmer's Wife quilt is beautiful. That is quite an accomplishment!


  21. It's absolutely gorgeous! I can almost say I know how you feel about this journey!



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