#1 Attic Windows

I really meant to spend much more time this year on my Farmer’s Wife Sampler. Little did I know that we would buy a new house, sell our other house, renovate and then head off to Madison for a month. While I haven’t made as many blocks as I had planned to, working on my Farm has been the perfect thing to work on after a long day at work, while I’ve been traveling or commuting and when I have a couple hours to spare. Since I’ve been hand piecing the blocks, I am able to work on this project where ever I am. I really love the freedom of hand piecing in bed, at the airport or on the street car!

These are my first 16 blocks. I have 8 more to show you. I know many of you have been out there quietly working away on your Farms. Some of you have been posting to our Flickr Group, please join us if you haven’t already – we’d love to see what you’re doing. Some of you have been bringing your blocks along to Quilt Sunday. The next one is Sunday July 29, 1-3pm. We love seeing them in person!

For me, this is a no deadline project. I love that I can make a block here or there, whenever I have time. Eventually, I’ll get to the point where I’m done. How’s it going out there with your Farms? Are you keeping at it – slow & steady? Have you taken a break?

If any of you need some mid-year inspiration. Take a look at Amanda’s finished Farmer’s Wife Sampler. She made 88 blocks and they are all so incredible!

#2 Autumn Tints

#54 Kitchen Woodbox

#5 Bat Wing

#29 Economy

#30 End of Day

#71 Puss in the Corner

#109 Windows

#85 Square Dance

#31 Evening Star

#6 Big Dipper

#77 Seasons

#58 Mother's Dream

#55 Linoleum

#90 Storm Signal

#84 Spool


  1. “working on my Farm has been the perfect thing to work on after a long day at work”…You must be so tired, poor Karyn!

  2. Lovely start! I wish I ciould be on board for the farmers wife quilt myself..but have so much yet in hand! I love your fabric choice…

  3. Well I just found my new favorite blog… this is so great! I was wondering, what is the name/designer of that blue flag fabric in the 9th block? I have some of the same fabric in yellow and have no idea where I got it (the joys of a fabric-obsessed quilter, right?) but want to order more! …I love your blocks!!

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