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I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband Bill, 3 sons, 2 dogs,, 2 horses-now 1, bottle calves and Chicks. I love to Quilt. I enjoy Horses,Gardening, Flowers, Archery, Camping, Fishing, Bottle Calves and all things with animals. I started sewing when I was 8 for 4-H, and have sewed off and on since. I discovered how fun quilting was over 7 years ago. I still sew on a Kenmore that was a graduation gift in 1981. I have a New Kenmore 385.19, and a Viking 400, a Singer Treadle, a Featherweight. and a Viking Ruby. In February 2010 I purchased an APQS Longarm , and Love everyone of them. I taught my 1st paper-piecing class, it was such a blast!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

3 1/2" Unfinished Farmers Wife Sampler Blocks #7-13

Here are some more of my Farmers Wife Sampler Blocks(Authored by Laurie Aaron Hird) I am doing my blocks paperpieced and in 3 1/2" unfinished blocks and trying to use only 30's fabrics.
They have been a lot of fun to do, and must admitt a couple were a little interesting making sure my points end up where they should be. I think I will be doing some looking for a few more solid colors to use with these also.
I am also doing a set with the 4 1/2" Unfinished Blocks but are being done in Scrappy fabrics. When done with the blocks thier will be 111 blocks. I have enjoyed the Farmers Wife Yahoo group site and also reading Laurie Hirds site with the letters from the 1920's.
(I put a quarter on one of them so you can see the size compared to it.)

#7 Birds in the Air

#8 Bouquet

#9 Box
#10 Bowtie

#11 Broken Dishes #12 Broken Sugar Bowl
#13 Buckwheat
Hope all are enjoying the Week and had a wonderful holiday last Weekend.


  1. Goodness, those are teeny tiny blocks!

  2. yes they are pretty little, but they sure are fun to do. The paperpiecing makes them much easier I think.