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Thread: Farmer's Wife Wallhanging

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    After making quilts to donate to various auctions, I finally got to make one for myself. We are dairy farmers and I had fun implementing some of the aspects of my daily life in this quilt. It's my first try at applique, which was a little daunting, but ending up being very enjoyable. Hope you enjoy it too.

    the whole quilt meausres a few inches under 5 feet square.
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    Here is my cow. I had fun quilting each type of patch differently.
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    This is the backing corner of the quilt; I used a feather stitch to fill in the interlocking borders around the outside.
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    Very unique and cute.

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    your quilt is beautiful. i love your interlocking borders. and your quilting is terrific. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Well Done! ....
    As a former dairy farmer, I salute you for honouring your dairy farming in your quilt.

    I'm working on The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt ... and have been doing extra blocks as I spot them that are symbolic of Canada, farming and the dairy industry.

    Maybe you'll start working on it next?

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    Great quilt and outstanding quilting!

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    Very Nice! I love the quilting.

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    What a lovely way to celebrate your life on a farm.

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    Fabuluos quilt. The cow is my favorite!!

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    Wow...what a treasure; thank you for sharing!

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    very creative, it shows that "home is where the heart is" for sure! really love your quilting, it's beautiful!

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    Love your quilt!

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    Great job! I love your stitching also!

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    Beautiful quilt. You did a wonderful job. I especially like your holstein cow.

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    I think this is my favorite of all that I've seen on this theme!

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    From one dairy farmer to another GREAT job and I love the COW ! Have done some but only plain black and white fabric. I like the two prints you used. Whole quilt is beautiful and great quilting. pm some time ~

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    great job all around!
    hate to show my ignorance,but what is an interlocking border?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dar627742
    great job all around!
    hate to show my ignorance,but what is an interlocking border?
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    That's just the term I used to describe the way the red and white come together in the center. In carpentry, it would be called "dove-tailing".

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    Having grown up on a dairy farm I just love your quilt. You did a beautiful job with the quilting.

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    Gorgeous quilt.

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    Awesome. Love the quilting. I haven't been able to even try quilting like that. I am just green.

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    Love it! Good for you, sometimes we need to just make us somethings that make us smile. This quilt does that for sure. I can see the cows, tractors and pickup running all day and into the barn at night. :thumbup:

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    Fun quilt.....with a John Deere surprise. No IH/Case/Farmall, Huh? Mine would'a been all red ;-) Your applique looks good to me, especially for a first try. Good job!

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    Very pretty quilt. You did a great job!

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    Nice quilt! I want to make something for my 82 year old dad who is still dairy farming!!! You've given me some great ideas!

    :thumbup:

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    Love your quilt! Love the last block with JD.

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