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    Default Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt

    I completed my FWSQ 30s quilt top piecing and sashing today! Whew! I joined a FB group September 2015 to do a sew-along making the 99 blocks from Laurie Hird's Farmer's Wife 1930s book .. I made double the blocks the group was making over 9 months and quit at about 115 blocks. The center layout has 63 of the 6" blocks sashed in Kona silver solids plus colored triangles to form subtle stars; the outer border of 36 blocks are sashed with fabrics used in each block; the layout is both squared and on point; it is 84"w x 102"l .. I used 1930s reproduction fabrics plus a few vintage flour sack fabrics; now to decide on how it will be quilted

    Because the blocks are so busy and intricate [some of the 6" blocks have over 80 pieces] I am planning on having it long-arm quilted in a larger pattern. When I quilt I use a QAYG method and I don't plan to tackle the quilting of this one myself. Ideas on quilting?
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    Default Re: Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt

    While I can't help with quilting ideas, i had to stop in and say "WOW"! Your quilt is amazing.
    Diana Grey

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    Agree, no idea about quilting, but this is spectacular! Job well done.
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    Congratulations on your wonderful masterpiece! You deserve a medal for sticking with it. I would love to see it in person. Also I agree with you on sending it out to be quilted.

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    Can't help with quilting ideas,but your quilt is awesome. Congratulations on your tenacity 80 pieces per some blocks is mind boggling. Kathy

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    Default Re: Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt

    Wow, wow, wow. It's amazing. I would probably go with a classic central medallion accenting that red area in the center and feathers just in the sense that it is a retro, classic work.

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    Amazing quilt! You did great.

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    Default Re: Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt

    Gorgeous. What a beautiful quilt. I would go with a classic, traditional quilting motif. The baptist fan is the first motif that comes to mind.
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    Default Re: Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt

    Nice. Thanks for sharing. I have started one myself....I'm only about 40 blocks into the project - many more to go.

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    I love how you sashed each block so each stands on its own! I have 2 of these in process.....one in original 1930 fabrics and one in more modern tones.....but each is just about 2/3 done or so.......I put them away and need to get back to it. I loved making these tiny blocks! I was thinking of sashing them so I loved seeing yours. I would love to do custom quilt work on each block, but I have to complete it first.

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