It’s a little (a lot) embarrassing to admit, but sometimes I jump on bandwagons more because it’s the popular place to be and less because I like where the wagon is going. I’m really hoping I’m not the only one.
The Farmer’s Wife Quilt-A-Long. Yep, I got sucked in, and only 5 weeks behind. Luckily, this particular bandwagon is going EXACTLY where I want to go. Plus, I’m in great company. Camille, Sheri, and many more are all doing it too! Makes being a crowd follower a little easier to stomach, if you know what I mean.
I’ve always loved the idea of a sampler quilt, and when I saw this one, well, let’s just say I’m willing to cut into my stash of Hope Valley. That’s saying a lot. For the record, I think if I could only use one fabric line for the rest of my life, Hope Valley would be it. Plus, If I had my way, I’d be living in a farm house in the middle of nowhere. This book is an awesome resource for making my case to the powers that be.
Okay, ignore the wonky basket handle. I was trying a new stitch. Not my best idea ever.
So, here are the first 4 blocks I’ve finished. I have 4 more cut out and burning a hole in my…ironing board? Whatever. I just want to make them, and quick. I’m hoping to do 4 a week instead of 2 until I catch up.
They may or may not be just a little bit (a lot) addicting, and a little bit (a lot) more fun than other things on my to do list(s).
Are you on the bandwagon?
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Curses! I was going along just fine without knowing that this quilt-a-long even existed and now… And I already have the book, so maybe, just maybe….
Whew! I don’t have the book, and by the time I order it and it’s delivered (trust me, our local bookshop doesn’t have it) I’d be another week (or two) behind. I have about 3 in progress quilt tops… but need something fabulous for the summer on my own bed… and that new curio line from moda is talking to me… arg!!!
It is turning out gorgeous, April! I love it!