Monday, March 23, 2015

sampler



This book has been sitting on my book shelf for a while now, The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt
The 1922, The Farmer's Wife magazine posed this question to their readers: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?" The magazine at the time had 750,000 subscribers, and received over 7,000 letters. The best answers to this question are included in this book, along with the traditional quilt blocks they inspired.

I am looking for a small portable project to take on the road, and these 6" squares might be just the thing. I pulled out some fabric and found some Civil War reproduction fabric purchased for half price back when the Ellijay quilt shop closed a few years ago. The fabrics are okay, but there is a definite Yankee bias, just look at all those reds and just a few blues, and no gray at all. And what is up with these UNION fabrics, not a confederate one in the bunch!


I have always wanted to make a sampler quilt, which features a different quilt design in each square. I am still thinking about this Farmer's Wife quilt. It might be appropriate if we do go to Oklahoma, out there with all the farms, in the heartland. 



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