Thursday, August 12, 2010
Not His Wife
Perhaps I was unclear. I do not need to make The Farmer's Wife quilt. In fact, I do not want to make The Farmer's Wife quilt. I know that many quilters take great pleasure and satisfaction in duplicating the efforts of "Jane," "Sylvia," and some nameless individual who is nearly insane. This is not my particular cuppa tea, if you'll pardon a bit of a metaphor mix. I almost never use a purchased pattern and rarely make a quilt according to someone's recipe. I just like to do my own thing.
The Farmer's Wife book was a gift from a dear friend who thought it might be fun for us to make a pair of these quilts together. Since I love her, I agreed and plunged right in. It didn't take long for both of us to decide this was not a project we would see to fruition. What I'm doing now is finding a way to use the blocks that I had completed before we reached that conclusion. I'm content with the solution I found and outlined in a recent post.
But it looks as though I need to stop referring to this project as The Farmer's Wife. Because clearly it is not.
Friends, above are the four most recent blocks for The Farmer's Mistress.
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Thursday, August 12, 2010