Turkey Tracks: The Farmer’s Wife Projects Are Coming Together

December 15, 2016

The Farmer’s Wife Projects Are Coming Together

Lynn Vermeulen showed us her Farmer’s Wife blocks at a recent “Sit and Sew” meeting of the Coastal Quilters (Maine).

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Lynn’s blocks are all batiks.  She has set them on-point, but not off-set on point, so a square is formed.  She has used two subtle batiks (pale yellow and pale green) to form these squares, which, in turn, are forming the delicate stripes.  Go Lynn!

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Remember I posted these pics at our recent retreat of Becca Babb-Brott randomly putting up her finished blocks to see what she has.  Becca is laying the blocks out “on point,” but off-setting them, which will make a zig-zag pattern down the quilt.  Since this trial, Becca has decided to lay out the blocks flat so that a square separates them.

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My blocks are still in a notebook–which is protecting their bias edges.  But, the day to finish them and to put them on my design wall is coming soon!  My blocks are just “scrappy,” with an eclectic mix of fabrics.

Margaret Elaine Jinno’s blocks are wonderful!  She is close to finishing as well.  She is using all “water” colors, to honor that we live on the coast.

Linda Satkowski is “on time” as well.  And, yes, her blocks are terrific.  Linda’s blocks, like mine, are scrappy.  She is using a patterned setting fabric.  Can’t wait to see how she sets them.

Paul Blanchard is making a smaller quilt with her blocks.  It is somewhat daunting to make all 99 blocks.  I’ve seen one or two of Paula’s blocks and look forward to seeing more.

What is so fascinating is how very different everyone’s blocks are; yet, all the blocks are so, so pretty.

Can’t wait to see the quilts.

Author: louisaenright

I am passionate about whole, nutrient-dense foods, developing local markets, and strengthening communities.

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