Friday, January 16, 2015

Back to Farming

Back to Farming... 

              ...Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt Blocks , that is !
It is exciting and inspiring to see quilters starting up new quilt block projects for the new year.  I wish I could do more of them, don't you? 

Just a  few of my  current Sewing Enablers:

 Amanda, The Patchsmith-   with her newest addiction project

                                       Block-A-Day With The Patchsmith
BAD Block #1  by Amanda, The Patchsmith, in her  Block-A-Day 

Amanda is making a block a day, to use up her scrap pile.  It just makes me want to make every block that she is making!  And, then there are all of her delightful mug rug patterns...just begging to be made!  Oh, she is a 'bad' influence on me, for sure!

Snowman Mug Rug  design by  The Patchsmith
Susie's Sunroom version

Janeen,  at Quilt Art Designs-  with her modern paper pieced designs,    BoM's ,  and  a  digital  paper pieced patterns magazine 

The Paper Piecing 1/4 " digital magazine  issue 4

Yes, this is an obsession of mine...
Recent paper piecing blocks and projects  using Quilt Art Designs patterns

Julie C,  The Crafty Quilter-  with  her   Sew Thankful Sunday feature ( first Sunday of the month ) pointing out all kinds of projects  from all over ...  and with  her tutorials and projects... 

Nordic Mini QAL  by Julie  The Crafty Quilter
from this past Dec

Nordic Mini QAL  design by The Crafty Quilter
made by Susie's Sunroom
I am loving mini's know I couldn't pass on  making  this sweet wallhanging!
 It measures about 14 inches by 14 inches.

 I have been seeing so many  fantastic new Sew Alongs and BoMs and resolutions, to simplify and get organized.  So I spent a day away from the sewing machine  (sigh) ,         and filed away  all of the paper I have  been accumulating  (patterns, tutorials and  ideas for the future. ) As I was  picking up ( or "redding up" as we say in my family) my sewing room,   noticed tripped on  my pile of  Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt  (FWSQ) fabrics .   I  suddenly realized that my pile of  FWSQ blocks  were not "growing by themselves" while sitting there!

Blocks from the Book 

 So, 2015.... here I come!

FWSQ Block # 25:    Cups & Saucers

  - note - I bought the book and  use paper pieced patterns (from a Yahoo FWSQ  group)

FWSQ Block #25  Cups & Saucers          Susie's Sunroom

FWSQ Block # 26:  Cut Glass Dish

FWSQ Block #26     Cut Glass Dish                    Susie's Sunroom

I love the bright colors in these two blocks.   Orange and turquoise are fun together!

If you are like me, and have any  Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt blocks started, I invite you to  make a few , as you can, along with me this year.

Add your blocks to my Share Your FWSQ Blocks Group on Flickr.  

You can also see my FWSQ blocks  here  , at the top of my blog.

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at :   Paper Piecing Party @ Quilt Art Designs     and
                           Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict   and
                            Fabric Frenzy Friday @  Fort Worth Fabric Studio   and
                            Pet Project Show  @ Pink Doxies  and
                           Sew Cute Tuesday @  Blossom Heart Quilts

Pattern provided by QAD Publishing


  1. One day I will settle down and do a Farmer's Wife. I love your color choices. I might have to jump over to your Flickr group, too. Thanks for your post today.

  2. You would have made such a great farmer's wife! {Hmmm...I can't really see Al being a farmer, though, so it all worked out for the best!} The orange plus turquoise is my new favorite color palette - gorgeous!!! I think I'll have to trip over some stuff of my own and make up something in that inspiring!

  3. Hi Susie. Your projects are all so beautiful and inspiring! I've been trying to narrow down some quilt alongs to commit to and admire Amanda's BAD idea! So many wonderful projects makes it so hard to choose. But as Mary Engelbreit says, "Too much of a good thing is wonderful!" (Which in double checking that quote is originally from Mae West in case anyone is interested).

  4. I think it is you who is a bad influence on me. I am now hooked on paper-piecing! But hopefully I will make a FW block (or two or three) throughout the year. Love your colour combos.

  5. Such lovely projects, Susie!! I do love the orange and turquoise combination, they compliment each other so well. Now that I have a few quilt blocks and tops, my first priority is to take care of them before starting anything new. Wish my luck :)


  6. So much fun block making happening!!! I love your Farmer's Wife blocks!!! I need to dig mine out from the depths and make a few with you this year! I have the book but need to investigate getting the paper piecing patterns; someone else I know used the pp but I have forgotten who:(. I might be able to make them up myself but it would probably take me an eon!!!!

  7. Bravo to you Susie - getting started again on your FWS! That's a great book and I hope you keep on with it, it will be so much fun to see your interpretation! LOVE the cut glass dish block and cups and saucers! What a great fabric combo you chose!

  8. I was definitely inspired by Amanda as well :) Even with doing PP. I'm so happy farming is not my thing, lol.

  9. Somehow I missed seeing these FW blocks earlier - I love the turquoise and orange colors together, and paper piecing makes them perfect! I love 'em!


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