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24 May 2012

It's a Farmer's Baby!

For those of you anxiously following along with my Farmer's Wife quilting saga, you'll be excited to know that I'm back with the thrilling conclusion to the tale.  For those of you less anxious, but still vaguely interested... well, stick with me I'm nearly done!


So, we left off with nine lovely blocks all complete and as the plan was always for this to be a mini quilt, that seemed like a good place to stop.  Although I've really enjoyed these little blocks and if I had more fabric, I could easily have carried on. 

As with my previous quilts so far, I decided to have a nice white border between the blocks, I think it really sets them of neatly. 



I also had a few left over bits of fabric, so I decided not to waste them and incorporated them into the design.

I got to make use of those 'extra' quarter triangle squares made from my half triangle waste fabric too, which was rather satisfying.

It took me all of about twenty seconds to choose the binding fabric.  My first though was red with white dots and although I did tentatively try out some pinks, they were all drowned out and only the red could hold it's own against the bold colours in these blocks.


It was actually quite a pleasure to quilt this tiny little thing.  Unlike a full size quilt, it was very easy to handle and deal with on the machine.  Such a joy and it makes me want to do more baby quilts.


I really do prefer the simple approach when it comes in quilting, so I just quilted in the ditch, around the blocks and my stripy borders.  

Then it only left the pleasurable task of an evening binding sewing.  I don't know why that's such a satisfying end to a quilt but it really is and I do enjoy it.

Now I have a little bit of Farmer's Wife in my life.  A little baby bit, to brighten up my landing.



Amazing what you can get out of one little charm pack isn't it?



S x



28 comments:

  1. this is soooo pretty! i love your choise of colors!it lookes great!
    ana

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  2. Hello Sandra,
    Oh! gosh that is good and very striking. I just wouldn't know where to start.

    Amanda :-)

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  3. Gorgeous, love it! Great to see what you did with a charm pack.

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  4. Oh that is gorgeous - I love it xx

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  5. So pretty, I wish you could sit with me and teach me!

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  6. Wow, it looks amazing, absolutley gorgeous!

    Alison
    x

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  7. Your Farmer's baby is amazing. I love the white parts in between, it makes it look fresh and sets off the coloured parts. Lily. xxx

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  8. Gorgeous, love these fabrics!

    Mrs T xx

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  9. I love the quilt - wonderful colours and as you say from one charm pack that is fantastic. I've just got my farmer's wife book and so I hope to be starting soon - though I've no idea how it will go. I'll look back on your photos for a bit of inspiration!

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  10. Very pretty! The colors are great.

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  11. Sandra, it is beautiful! Love the colors!! Have a lovely night! xo Heather

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  12. ...truly amazing!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  13. The perfect piece of "art" for your landing. Love it! And one charm pack, too!

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  14. OMGoodness that is gorgeous!! :)

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  15. I just saw this on pinterest and came over to your blog. This is all from ONE charm pack?! I've been hoarding a few of my favorite prints in charms, and might need to try this! It's just darling!

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  16. Really lovely! I know what you mean about the binding, I loved doing mine - so satisfying!
    Maria x

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  17. That is absolutely adorable. I love how happy and bright it is - you've almost got me convinced that I could do that too.

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  18. LOVE IT! The addition of your stripes adds soooo much to the quilt!

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  19. its beautiful, i love those colours with white.. reminds me of spring.. amazed you got all that from one charm pack.. maybe i should try to do a quilt simular from a charm pack - considering i seem to collect them!

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  20. its beautiful, i love those colours with white.. reminds me of spring.. amazed you got all that from one charm pack.. maybe i should try to do a quilt simular from a charm pack - considering i seem to collect them!

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  21. Ohh my! Love love love your color choices! And the binding truly pops! :)

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  22. Hello dear Sandra, Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the fabrics and colors! You did a beautiful job and I loved seeing it completed and hung on the wall. I can imagine how happy you are! Enjoy it sweetie! Have a lovely weekend! xo~Paula

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  23. Wow! It's gorgeous. All those blocks from one charm pack ... so clever :D

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  24. So nice colors and fabrics! The result is beautiful :-) Jolana

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  25. This quilt is exquisite, Sandra!

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  26. It's really pretty Sandra. I also made my farmer's wife blocks out of this fabric range. You've inspired me to do something with mine. I'm also a fan of the white sashing. Your quilt looks fresh and happy.

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