Captivated as so many of us have been by The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird, I bought the book, the CD, and joined the Yahoo group! I have been hunting around for a while now for a theme, a colour-way, an inspiration for the elements of this quilt, which is eminently customizable.
Finally, I found the Honeysweet fabric collection by Fig Tree and Co. for Moda, which arrived in stores only recently (October 2013). Nostalgic, romantic, floral, but in contemporary colours, I like its brightness, cheeriness and warmth. I will be adding coordinates from other sources where they work. Follow along!
The first block I will do, and for which I have chosen the three fabrics you see pulled in front in the photo above, is the lovely Peaceful Hours. I have paper pieced a few of these, thanks to the paper piecing files at the Yahoo group. I cannot imagine piecing this freehand. There are just so many small units to make, so many opportunities for error to creep in.
Follow along, and wish me luck! I will also cross post the images to my Pinterest board.