Friday, 21 August 2015

Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew-Along

Have you heard the news? There's going to be a Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew-Along! In fact, there're going to be TWO sew-alongs running at the same time, one organised by Kerry from VeryKerryBerry and the other by Angie from Gnome Angel. If you're making the quilt then you can join both sew-alongs!

I'm so excited to be taking part as a blogger in the sew-along organised by Angie. This sew-along will run over a year with four blog posts a week, a Sunday link-up party and a monthly roundup hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop blog. If you'd like to know more check out this blog post by Angie, it has all the information, including;
  • a link to the Facebook group (which currently has over 1600 members from all over the world!).
  • signup to a Farmer's Wife Sew-Along email newsletter
  • a world map where you can post your location and see where other participants come from
  • HTML code for the sew-along button
If you'd like to join in you'll need to buy a copy of the book 'The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks that Honor Them' by Laurie Aaron Hird. Weekly blog posts hosted by Angie and her group of bloggers will give tips on how to make the blocks. These posts will start with the easiest blocks and work up to the harder blocks, so won't be in book order. You can meet the blogger's taking part in Angie's blogger introduction post.

My copy of the book has just arrived. As with Laurie's previous books, each 6" block is accompanied by a letter to the 'Farmer's Wife' magazine, all the letters in this book were published in the 1930s. I love reading these letters, they're enchanting! They speak of a different time in one sentence and in another could have been written yesterday.

I've started pulling fabrics for my quilt. The sew-along starts on September 29 so I still have plenty of time to add, subtract or completely start over. Will you join in? Have you chosen your fabrics?


  1. Love your fabric pull so far - when are you going to find the time??? Looking forward to seeing your blocks - I am sure they will be gorgeous.

  2. Just ordered the book on amazon for $17.39 - great deal.

  3. Using modern fabrics instead of 30's repros for this is a cool idea. Love those Lizzy House prints! I'll be following your progress.

  4. I just caved and order my book too! I'm thinking I might use my meagre Liberty stash. Love the colours you picked!,

  5. So exciting - it's going to look awesome! Love the fabrics you've selected so far. Am often tempted to join but alas! not this time. Look forward to watching from the sidelines. :)

  6. Love your fabrics. I just bought this book when I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago. I'll need to start plotting. Thanks for the links!

  7. We are going to have a great year!


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