Friday, February 25, 2011

Starry Nights Block of the Month

Hi, hope everyone is doing well! Did you miss me? I know I have missed sewing, but today I went and dug out my dear friend Maggie and got to work on my block of the month from  Always In Stitches (will be referred to as LQS). I choose to go with the red white and blue blocks as this is a type I would not normally do! 

This picture shows the pattern that you can get from the LQS along with the thangles I used to make my triangle blocks.

I laid out my blue and red strips and laid my thangles on top. I used pins to hold them down so they would not slip. I then sewed on the correct lines. Once I was done sewing them I cut them apart.

I pressed open all my squares and also made the four blue and white squares needed for the block. These are very simple to do with the thangles which they sell at the LQS!

I then took the blocks and laid them out following the pattern that was given! Once they were laid out I sewed each row together then pressed them well. Then I sewed the rows together.

This is the finished block with the borders, which I must say finish it!

Please feel free to contact Always In Stitches at 614 539 7845 if you would like to join in on the fun!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


I got my first comment! Thanks Debbie, I feel very special! and since you were the first ever to comment on my blog I will have to bring you a special treat next time your at the LQS!   I know have figured out this is not the Debbie from the lqs and have gotten in contact with the correct Debbie. Note to self don't blog when your tired!

Now if I could get some followers I would be doing great!

Please bear with me, we sold our house and our family is moving in a couple different directions so there is a lot going on around here.

While I'm taking some time to get everything in the right place go over and visit Deb at my life is a stitch !

Please go check out Debbie (1st commenter)'s blog! now that I have this all straight!

Just a funny note, I did not do spell check when I first posted this.... big oops!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Have you heard of The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt?
Some info behind the 1922 Farmer's Wife Contest

The Perception that city dwellers had of farm women in the 1920s was generally not favorable. It was commonly believed that the farm wife was drudged and a slave, miserable with her life, and anxious- if not determined - to see her daughter escape from the farm when she was grown. The Farmer's Wife, a popular women's magazine of the day with 750,000 readers believed that this view was far from the truth.

In January 1922 the editors asked the following question: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you in the light of your own experience want her to marry a farmer?"

There was a prize offered for the best 68 answers submitted, $200 for first, $100 for second, $50 for third and $150 to be divided among the other 65 winners.

This is from page 10 of the book, I know your dying to run out and get it so you can read it. I must say when I first got the book I just wanted to read the letters but now I want to make the quilt. So there is 111 blocks in the whole book.

Here comes the big chance to win some goodies, leave me a message letting me know which way you would think best to do my quilt!
1. A block a week (not sure if this will work)
2. Four Blocks a Month
3. One block a month

I will leave this open until Wednesday so please leave your comments, I'm dying to try it this out! Contact your LQS to get this book it is great!