When I began quilting I didn’t think that I would enjoy the traditional settings and blocks. I thought for sure I would be one of those modern quilters who go for crazy colors and modern fabric and I’ve been stalking the Modern Quilt Guild website hoping that someone with more experience would set up a guild in Calgary. But yet, what fabrics and patterns have I been working on lately? Traditional, Civil War reproductions and I’ve enjoyed them. But I still have a very modern stash built up, though my stash of fabrics have all been assigned projects.
My birthday was one week ago today….yikes, I’ve been this age for a week now…between you and me I’m having some issues with being this age. Why? So many reasons in fact, lets just not talk about them.
Anyways, for my birthday my husband got me a membership to the BOM “The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt”. I saw it in one of the magazines I enjoy reading and I mentioned it to him; ok, practically ordered the BOM for him, that I would like it for my birthday.
Back to the book. For those of you who don’t know this book, here is what I understand so far. In 1922, the Farmer’s Wife Magazine had a contest. They asked their readers “If you had a daughter of marriageable age, wold you, in the light of your own experience, want her to marry a farmer?” They did this because they wanted to prove to people that farm life wasn’t as undesirable as most city dwellers thought it was. This book features excerpts of the winning letters and blocks that accompany them.
So far I have 3 months to get started on, yep I’m behind before I even got a chance to get started, oh well no rush. They send you the fabric for 4 blocks (6″ blocks might I add) each month. The book comes with a CD ROM which has the templates on it. I’ve never used templates before so this should be an experience. Maybe I’ll grab some scraps and try one out first to get the hang of it, so I don’t some how wreck the fabric. I do have my templates cut out for the first four blocks so at least I’m ahead there.
Has anyone tried this BOM?
Any tips you can give me?
NOTE: So I was looking at my packages this morning and it turns out I informed you of something that is completely WRONG. Each month there is 10 of those 6″ blocks, not 4. Sorry about that.