Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Farmer Quilt



My friend Susannah makes the most wonderful quilts - and I often succumb to the desire to make one "just like hers".

Her farmer quilt is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time and so of course I had to borrow the pattern from her (as far as I can tell it is not commercially made) and make my own Farmer Quilt.


These are my blocks - fused and ready for machine applique. I will also add hand embroidered embellishments - like stems for the flowers on each side of the girl - and flowers on her bouquet and in her hair.

There will also be a rope hanging down from the tree to attach to the swing seat, and a bill for the boy's cap . . .


And a needle in her hand - she is quilting . . .



Don't you just love her "fuzzy" slippers?


Handles on the milk pails . . .






Ma is feeding the chickens - have to embellish the chickens so you can tell what they are - and put a pan of chicken feed in her hands . . .



And add an embroidered clothesline - isn't that basket fabric fabulous?


This is Susannah's finished quilt - I want to be Susannah when I grow up!

11 comments:

Judy D in WA said...

It's going to be absolutely fabulous! My favorites are the milk cow and the clothesline! I'm sure she is ironing a quilt square. ;0)

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh my, look at all the detail in that! It's going to be gorgeous! I especially love the block of her hanging clothes on the line.

Sam said...

Love the quilt, love your fabrics! I wanna make one too.

Marilyn said...

The quilt is beautiful.... I think some of the fabrics look familiar!!
Marilyn

Corky said...

I can hardly wait to see it in person. What a wonderful quilt! I love the characters and their activities!

Barb said...

Your blocks are awesome!! What a fun quilt to make and have!

Celestial Charms said...

So pretty, love the flowers on the cow!
Maureen

Purple Pam said...

I want to be Susannah when I grow up, too! What a darling quilt. I love your blocks. What a fun project.

Julie said...

Adorable!

Peg said...

What a wonderful project - kudos to you!

Lili said...

Love that cow and those fabulous fabrics used for the dresses. I love seeing all the close up details of the blocks. What a fabulous work of art you are creating! ~Lili