Monday, December 1, 2014

Farmers Wife on the Wall

My Farmers Wife quilt has been marinating for several months and I've been anxious to get back to it lately, so I hauled out the blocks and put them back up on the wall, trying to duplicate the setting I'd played with at the time.

Here it is back in March.

Some of the blocks were "fill in" blocks while I was playing around with setting ideas..


...and ultimately went to live in this quilt.

Meanwhile I made a bunch more Farmers Wife blocks to fill in.

 So here it is, with the new blocks.
 I'm wondering why I like the first one better? I think it might be the tone in the photo? Maybe rearranging the blocks might help? Is it the blocks themselves? Something's not sitting quite right. I think it need to marinate some more.

Linking up to Design Wall Monday, if I can remember how!



  1. Hey Sandy, I think part of it is the tone of the photos, but sometimes I do think there are suttle differences in layout of blocks does make a difference. Like the block that just pops out took much or the cluster of to similar blocks etc. But it looks great and I like the set of the blocks too! cheers, cw

  2. Great blocks! Great setting! There is a lot going on in the quilt. With the sampler blocks and the variety of fabric for the setting triangles it may be too busy. (My quilts are all usually very busy) but maybe that is why you aren't pleased with it.