Who's wife?

I did it. Boy that bribing myself gig works wonders to my WIP basket.
Over the last few days and A-LOT of unpicking I finished up my mini Farmers wife quilt. It's made up of only 18 blocks and in all honesty 4 of them are sampler blocks from a different book.

Let me explain. Back in... I can't remember when... I got sucked in to starting a quilt. I bought the book and started the blocks. Needless to say I didn't get very far, cut my losses and sold the book on ebay. No regrets what so ever. 

Fast forward almost a year (or maybe over a year) and I find the blocks gathering dust and they don't even make up a throw rug size. So I pulled out my trusty 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks book and I picked out a few more blocks to add. No templates, no print outs. 

Only problem is the I over shot the block size by 1 inch, and no I didn't check before I started joining the blocks, and yes that was very stupid of me! Anyway, I persevered and kept on at it until I finished up the quilt top.

I'm so glad I did because I am in in love with it's vintagy goodness and girlyness! I would have never chosen to make the quilt out of these fabrics if it wasn't for the layer cake calling out to me from said cupboard. So glad I did it though. It is by no means perfect. I've lost most of my points and the borders don't quite meet up but once this is quilted and washed the imperfections will soon be forgotten.

Now on to the next WIP.

This post was linked with...

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. This is gorgeous Lydz....beautiful colours!! xxx Nancy

  2. It is stunning, and love the pictures you took as well. Visiting from freshly pieced and your new follower!

  3. Love it, the spotted fabric really gives it a sweet vintagey feel. I love your pictures too!

  4. Wow, love the story behind the quilt & the quilt looks terrific! Well done on getting back on to & then getting it finished! Love it!

  5. It's just beautiful! and believe it or not, will be even more so once it's quilted. I love the vintage feelling it gives.

  6. wow, what a beautiful quilt, adorable!

  7. That quilt is so soft and pretty - I am glad you finally finished it up!

  8. Absolutely lovely! That quilt would make me smile every time I looked at it I think. It's just so girly and pretty. Good for you on the finish!

  9. Congrats on sticking with it & completing the quilt! It's absolutely beautiful! Visiting from WIP Wednesday!

  10. Your quilt is gorgeous. Lovely soft colours and I really like that you've chosen different colours for the setting triangles. I am also a devotee of the 501 quilt blocks book - it is soooo good. And while I'm gushing away - your blog is lovely and I am your newest follower.

  11. Lovely little quilt! I like the sound of this bribery game--may have to try that out since nothing else works! Saw you at Made by me link party. Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Am your newest follower :)


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