Thursday, March 28, 2013

Another...Red and White Farmer's Wife Quilt Update

I was on a roll last weekend and got 10 more blocks finished for my red and white Farmer's Wife quilt...


Here they are from left to right:
Row 1: #10 Bow Tie, #103 Whirlwind, #56 Maple Leaf
Row 2: #38 Four Winds, #107 Windblown Square, #111 Wrench, #102 Whirlpool
Row 3: #46 Hill & Valley, #79 Silver Lane, #89 Steps to the Alter 
 

 I'm getting so close to my goal of making a twin size quilt.  I couldn't resist laying my blocks out to get a little taste of what she'll look like when she's all finished.  I'm getting so excited!  


Now it's time to start thinking about what fabrics to use for my sashing, posts and borders.  Hmmm.... any thoughts?


   I'm toying with a few different ideas for the layout but I'm thinking the red and white color scheme is pretty classic so maybe I should stick with the traditional blocks on-point with narrow sashing and posts.  
There are lots of cute ideas out there though.  
I'm especially loving this one on my FWQ Pinterest board. 
What do you think?

~ Amber

22 comments:

Karen M said...

This is looking fantastic. Red and white was a good choice.

retrorevival.biz said...

This is SO beautiful, Amber! Great pictures too:)

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Just gorgeous blocks, and that Pinterest quilt is gorgeous too...I can see why you're inspired by it! I have no suggestions for sashing but look forward to seeing what you do!

krisgray said...

Lovely blocks! On point is such an easy way to make a quilt look more interesting.

Jessica Pyykkonen said...

That is turning out just lovely! I really need to get started on mine, but haven't decided on color scheme/fabric so I keep putting it off.
This is just really turning out lovely!

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous. That is what I want to do with my red fabrics!

Alice Woodard said...

I just love on point... you are doing a great job... thanks for sharing with us.

Jill Haug said...

So many gorgeous blocks in one piece. Keeping the colours so simple really showcases them. Wow.

Karin said...

maybe narrow 3-row sashing (like red/white/red or white/red/white) and teeny little 9-patch cornerstones? :D

Sewing Mom said...

Oh, they look beautiful! I love what you've done.

thea said...

Love the blocks in red and white.

Dawn said...

Beautiful! I vote for white sashing and red cornerstones,

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the red and white FW blocks!

dc4881b2-2a43-11e2-a149-000bcdcb471e said...

j'aime beaucoup , le mien est fait avec des tissus de Kaffe Fassett
bises isa

brittany marie davis said...

Amber this is so beautiful! And you're getting your red and white quilt finally! This is a show-stopper for sure. And I love the pinterest link. The sashing on that quilt is perfect. Can't wait to see it all finished!

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SuperMomNoCape said...

Your red and white Farmer's Wife quilt is going to be stunning!

Connie said...

Amber, it is gorgeous! I'm excited to see it all done!

Mary said...

Hi! I just typed in a search for Red Farmers Wife Quilt and this popped up. I have had the book for over a year and have collected red/white fabrics forever. I love how yours looks. I was pretty committed already but yours pushed me over the edge.

I like the idea of white sashing with red cornerstones. Yours would look good with the deeper red/burgundy you used in the quilt. JMHO. Thanks for sharing. I will be back to look around.

√Āngela said...

It`s very beautiful.
Hugs

trish said...

Your red and white blocks are gorgeous!

Dawn said...

It will be stunning when it's finished!