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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Since my last post I have started the pattern "Swoon", finished blocks 1-7 of the Farmer's Wife Quilt, traveled to a charming Pumpkin farm with my daughters family and made two new bags, one from a pattern and one I designed.
And drank lots of tea in my new cup and saucer. A gift from my daughter. She brought it back from Norway for me. We think it looks like a Cath Kidson (whom I LOVE) but it isn't. No is my favorite cup.

I decided to make "Swoon" designed by Camille Roskelley from a fabric collection designed by Cyndi Walker called  "Daydream" . I ordered fat quarter bundles and a pre-cut squares from
 Hawthhorn Threads last spring. A perfect fit for this pattern I think.

I know this is going to be worthy of the title..I'm very happy with the first.

I have been enjoying reading the postings on many blogs about the Farmer's Wife Quilt and since I bought the book last spring I feel I must jump on the bandwagon and make one for myself. I must admit to not being a fan of the template method, but I love the blocks so far. I decided to use my very large collection of Blackbird Designs fabrics.
 I have been collecting for some time and was ready to leave the contemporary/modern fabrics which I love of course, and play with fabrics with a more historic feel to them. I admit to being a very multi-personality quilter.

Blocks 1 thru 7

Now I will share a few pictures from our adventure at the Pumpkin Farm. This was a new one to us and about 45 minutes southeast in the beautiful countryside near Enumclaw, Wa.
The Thomasson Farms is a working Dairy farm. They whole family gets in the act and what a fun afternoon we had.

Scarlett scarecrow

Learning how to milk a cow..but first we must "pose"
just a few of the pumpkins we had to choose from..some of the partial green ones were very cool.

Stella's classic "goofy-girl" face.

While visiting a local fabric store, I spied on their "flat-fold" table some interesting decorator prints and thought they would make cute bags, or pillow..or both.
Finally inspired, I played around with an idea and made this one:
This fabric really makes me happy..used a fun fabric from my stash for the lining and strap
This bag is  241 Tote Bag
designed by Anna Graham of
That catches you up and now I need to get busy and make more stuff..:-)

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE Cath Kidston too! Love your FW blocks. I haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet but I may not resist. Your color selection is yummy!