My Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt is finally finished! And it only took me 2 years! OK, that’s not too shabby considering I did all 111 blocks and I hand quilted the whole thing. I really enjoyed making this quilt which is strange because I always stayed away from sampler quilts in the past. This one was challenging and fun because every block was something new. It’s from the book called “The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt” by Laurie Aaron Hird. She has a website about the quilt as well with the same title.
One minor problem I ran into with my hand quilting was the pencil I used to mark the quilting lines around the border. Since the fabric was so dark, I used a white pencil called Nonce Marking Pencil. There were a couple places that I marked that I couldn’t get the marking lines to wash off. Someone online suggested using a toothbrush and water to scrub the lines off so I tried that and got most of them off. I’m guessing that I got a little heavy handed when I marked a few areas and those really didn’t want to be wiped off. The directions did say to “mark lightly”.
I just need to make a label and it probably should be something spectacular. I’ll have to post that later.