Thursday, February 20, 2014

Continuing with the Giant Quilts Theme...

Meanwhile I'm hand quilting the giant Swoon quilt, this Farmer's Wife quilt is sitting and waiting (much like it usually has since 2011 when I started it...) Yes, these are colours you don't usually see on my blog. It's a gift for my parents.

Farmer's Wife Quilt Top

I'm pretty happy it is all together and I love all those little blocks.  But.  How, how, how shall I quilt it?  How.

Farmer's Wife Quilt Top
I think I did myself a favour by making it in two parts to quilt separately, and then join after quilting. I hope this is a favour to me and I don't mess it up. I also think I might use something with a bit more polyester for batting than my usual. I don't want this one to crinkle as much as I want most of my other quilts to.

Farmer's Wife Quilt Top

Any other tips for me?


  1. It is beautiful, what a wonderful gift!

  2. What a great piece of art work, Carla! No recommendations regarding the quilting, though (quilting is the part I feel I still don`t handle well even though I`d love to...) But I´d appreciate to find out what you`re gonna decide about it...... looking forward to the next pictures :)
    Thanks for sharing, I love to see what you`re making!

    1. Hi Heide! Thanks! And thanks so much for visiting my blog, too. I'd love to be able to reply to you directly, but you are a "no-reply blogger"!

  3. That is gorgeous, Carla! About leaving the quilt in two parts - I did that once, and it worked pretty well. I didn't have sashing, so I had to match up lots of seams, and it wasn't perfect. And, the very middle has a bit of a gap in the quilting - but you really don't notice it at all.

    Sorry, I'm no help when deciding how to quilt it. That is my stumbling block, every time!

  4. I love this quilt. Love the beautiful background fabric!

  5. I'm not so great at choosing quilting patterns myself so I look at what others use. This one says Baptist Fans, JMHO. The quilt is wonderful
    I'm just catching up on your blog, used to find ya on FB.


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