This farmer's wife echoes the same sentiment as many before her: "I want my daughter to marry a farmer that they may live and work together in God's free air and sunshine. Here is happiness." And like many before her, she also states that "in no other occupation can there be such co-operation and understanding between the work of husband and wife."
When Carla and I first started doing this series together, I tried to carefully make my fabric choices based on something that stood out to me in the letter, or maybe the name of the block gave me thoughts on color choice.
At this stage of the game, I have gotten a bit lazy. Probably not the best of traits so it's a good thing I'm not actually a farmer's wife.
If you have been making these blocks, you know that they are shown in both fabric and in just a colored-in version.
Well, folks, in the last week that has dictated my fabric choices. It makes perfect sense to me. I'm making my blocks in solids anyway. And the color combinations have been pretty good.
So without further ado, here are the four blocks associated with this week's letter:
#62, Old Windmill. I love the pinwheels in this block--half-square triangles are amazing.
#109, Windows. I really liked this block.
(This must be when my design wall was fairly new--and not covered with stray threads everywhere!)
#92, Streak of Lightning. This is an easy block using two colors, some squares and rectangles, and no matching seams. Yet it gives the look of a more complex block. I can definitely see myself making this again, maybe in a progression of colors across a quilt top.
The winner of the gingham giveaway is Becky, the Sarcastic Quilter. She definitely needs to play the Name Game. Her comment was one of my favorites so I'm really happy that she won.:
Of course I want to join! My favorite 4th of July memory (and I have many b/c it's a favorite holiday) is most definitely the Blessing Ceremony hubs and I had in Washington, DC.
We married in a civil ceremony in our living room while he was on leave from deployment in 2004, in Jan. He returned from 1.6 years gone in May. In July of 2004, we had all family and friends come to DC, had our marriage blessed by a minister and said family vows (we both brought kids to the marriage). Then we capped the night off by watching the DC fireworks from a balcony at the hotel. It was such a great evening and so wonderful to celebrate the end of the deployment and beginning of our family being together.
thanks for the chance and letting me relive it!
And she promises to have something to show us on July 4th! Congratulations, Becky. To see who the other two winners are, check with Elizabeth and Krista. I know I already have plans for my summery gingham fabrics so be sure to see what all six of us are up to on July 4th.
And be sure to check to see what Carla has to say about this week's wife. While I totally dropped the ball, I know she has some great insights. And super cute blocks!