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Thread: Farmers wife sampler done in brights and darks quilted by Feline Fanatic

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    Farmers wife sampler done in brights and darks quilted by Feline Fanatic

    When I first unwrapped this quilt it took my breath away. This is Meg's 2nd FWS quilt. She pieced them both at the same time and sent them to me to quilt. They are so different and I took two completely different paths. The first, more traditional one is pictured here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...c-t212181.html

    This one would not show quilting much. The focus fabric (a Thomas Kinkead print) was very busy and dark as was the fern print used in the border and sashing. The interspersed solids would show but the pieces were so tiny I felt an overall design in each block would fit the bill best.

    The two main fabrics had a very botanical feel to them so ferns kept coming to me. I modified a design by Bethanne Nemish, a fiddlehead fern. I quilted a fiddlehead fern in every block, then did continuous fern in the border with a fiddlehead in each corner and a simple, tiny leaf and vine in the 1" sashing.

    Meg supplied the batting and I used Isacord on top in a dark grayish green color and a cream bottom line in the bobbin. No back shot as nothing really showed up. She used the Thomas Kinkead print on the back, so very busy.

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    lots of great colour

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    Beautiful!!!

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    So pretty! Has a mosaic feel to it. Love the fern quilting.

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    both quilt and qulting are beautiful!!
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    Beauty of a quilt! Your quilting really keeps with the botanical feel~~
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    ​Great quilt and super quilting! I love your modified fern design and I may try it on my next quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt!!

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    I looked at both. They are well done and as you said, very different. Great job

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    Awesome quilt and quilting, so much work went into this.

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    The green fern print you used to border your blocks and frame your quilt really sets it apart from all other Farmer's Sampler quilts that I have seen. Great job! It really is the prettiest one I have seen.

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    Stunning quilt and quilting!!
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    Wow!!
    Meg certainly has a flair for color. The two quilts look so different for the same pattern! Wow!! Your quilting is So awesome and you always enlarge just what I want to see! Love this one!

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    Wow!! Beautiful!
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    Love to see your work.

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    They are both beautiful, but this one takes FWS to a different level in my opinion. Beautiful quilting!!!!
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    Thats beautiful. It is sometimes difficult as a longarmer to quilt all-over designs. Isn't it? I struggled with that in the beginning. But sometimes the fabric choices and/or design dictate that type of quilting. I went to a quilt show last year with a display of farmers wife quilts. I had seen all types, color ways ect. They were all beautiful. Some of them had custom quilting & some had all over type designs. Meg's is beautiful...you always do a great job on her quilts.
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    This is one of my favorite FWS quilts I have seen!
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    Wow, great job on the quilting. It really is perfect for that lovely quilt.
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    And this one is quite stunning also love them both

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    Wow stunning. I love her choice of fabrics. This quilt is on my list for sure

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    Great quilt.....

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    Wonderful quilting and beautiful quilt! Well done, Feline fanatic!
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    This really shows how talented both of you are. You took the time to really look at the quilt and decide how best to showcase it. Both of the quilts are marvelous!

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