This Quilt-Along is based on a quilt created by Laurie Hird that was published in her book, The Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt. The book is about a collection of letters from the 1920s Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks they inspired. In 1922, the very popular "The Farmer's Wife" magazine held a contest asking a simple question: Would you want your daughter to marry a farmer? Author Laurie Hird has excerpted 55 of the top letters, and using the letters as inspiration, created a 111 block quilt as a tribute to the contest.
Famer's Wife Sampler Quilt
Each block is fully illustrated and comes with a bonus CD. Instructions to make a queen-size sampler, as well as additional instructions to convert the quilt to a Lap, Twin, Double, and King size quilt.
It is entirely up to you as to what fabrics you choose. You could keep to the traditional colours or go modern like the example quilt on the right.You also have a choice of quilt size with four different finishing packs to choose from.
A copy of the book (ref. 4820) is required to complete the Farmers Wife Quilt-Along.
What You Get in the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along
The programme comprises nine months of paper piecing block papers, with sufficient papers to complete between 12 and 15 blocks in each month.
There are four finishing pack size options which can be purchased separately: Lap (57" x 67"), Twin (73" x 92½"), Queen (83" x 103") and King (103" x 103"). These packs contain the necessary pieces to complete the quilt with the blocks on point in the desired size.
Please note that if you choose the Lap or Twin size you will have spare blocks. The Queen size uses all 111 blocks. If you choose the King size you will also need to purchase an additional 3 regular packs of your choice to complete the 145 blocks required for the quilt top.
Please note that no fabric is included in the BOM programme.