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Thread: Working on a Farmer's Wife

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    Working on a Farmer's Wife

    I've started a Farmer's Wife, mainly to learn how to make more complicated blocks and to learn new things. I don't do mis-matchy stuff too well, so I don't think my blocks have much punch to them, not enough contrast.
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    I disagree. Your blocks are gorgeous, and you're going to have a lovely quilt.

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    This quilt is great, maybe change the layout if you don't like the look. I think it will turn out just perfect. Thanks for sharing.
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    it's a great start!!! i think they look just fine. they'll come together when you sash them
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    I think your squares look great. It's going to be a beautiful quilt when its finished. After the blocks are sewn together and it's quilted it wil look totally different. Be sure to post it when it is finished.

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    Your quilt is looking great. You are a brave woman to be doing the Famer's Wife quilt. Keep up the good work.

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    I like the blocks. They are very pretty. Maybe alternate the darker and lighter ones.

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    Looks terrific I think, great job and thank you for sharing
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    Super, You'll see the great contrast when they all come together. Peggy
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    Oh its wonderful!!! You do have contrast, and color and points.......I love it. Can't wait to see more!!

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    Wonderful blocks - keep going!

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    They look beautiful! Use a dark solid for sashing to give the contrast and make them pop. It will look great!

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    I understand where you are coming from but I really like the squares and colors that you've put together. I hope to take a page from your book and venture out a little bit in colors, vales, contrast. Please post finished quilt. It will be great.

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    Your blocks are looking great! You'll notice a difference once you put them all together with the sashing.

    I just finished all my blocks a couple weeks ago and am waiting for my sashing fabric to come in. What helped me, was to put fabric on my design wall that I wanted to use for the sashing.

    Another big help ... join the FWS threads here ... the ladies who did it in the Quilt-Along here on the Board were ever so helpful as I followed them along the trail, after their blocks were done. The support is still there, if you join the threads!

    And bonus ... it helps you keep inspired, as you go along the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurafet View Post
    They look beautiful! Use a dark solid for sashing to give the contrast and make them pop. It will look great!
    Totally agree. Dark sashing will make the colours pop. Beautiful blocks tho'.
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    This is looking great. Rearrange your blocks. I would watch yourcontrasrs. One or two blocks are not clear. When I have a problem deciding on a good contrast, I take a picture with my phone, in black and white. If they contrast well its clear in b&w. If not they Look the same..... Just a tip. Your quilt will be a beauty, just yhe way quilts should be!!!!!! Can't wait to see it finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I disagree. Your blocks are gorgeous, and you're going to have a lovely quilt.
    I have to say that I feel the same way that Dunster does. They are just beautiful & you have nothing to worry about. Keep up the great work!!
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    I love your blocks. Once you're finished and lay out your blocks you will see if they are ok. I don't think every block should have a lot of contrast, your eyes need a soft spot to land on!
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    When I think of quilts such as the farmers wife I think of where they origionated. The quilts that would have been made from these patterns would have never been matchy fabrics as quilters of those days used what they had. That being said your blocks are beautiful !

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    the blocks look great so far, can't wait to see the finished top

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    Wait till you get some sashing and borders on your quilt and you'll see how lovely your quilt is.Sandy
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    I think they look great!

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    I think your choices are great. If you aren't totally pleased try rearranging them until you like it.
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    Looks good to me !!

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    I think it looks great

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