The Farmer’s Wife QAL – Week 4
Did I mention The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt book arrived last week? So much more than the quilt blocks, it’s a collection of letters written by farm wives in the 1920s in answer to the question “If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?”
The letters are charming, fierce, reverent and independent in turn. It’s impossible to read them and not be struck by the amazing spirit of these proud women. And I have to say that it makes constructing the blocks even more fun.
I’ve finished 5 blocks in the last week:
#5 Bat Wing
#11 Broken Dishes
#12 Broken Sugar Bowl
#16 Calico Puzzle
I’m playing with EQ7, scanning the blocks and laying them into a quilt.
I’m hoping to get something that works as a way to show my progress (at least better than the flannel board – which is filling up fast anyway), but I’m still learning so it’s slow going. That’s okay, though ~ it IS a year-long project, right?