May 18, 2015


{hello} little lonely space of internet. i didn't mean to be gone for so long, but sometimes that just happens. i have a few quilts i finished in february for the STLMQG's WOW {war on wips} that i am just LOVING and am so glad to have finished.

this is my FWQAL {farmer's wife quilt along quilt} i started at the beginning of 2012 with a group of other online folks who wanted to tackle this pattern. this project was a growth builder for me in the piecing of these small blocks, both in accuracy and fabric choices. i've read other patchwork ladies talk about how they chose fabric they like for the individual blocks when they worked on them, but not necessarily coordinating between all blocks, somehow still ending up with a quilt you love. through the questioning of myself and my fabric choices as i worked on this {over YEARS} and having those choices change, i am completly in love with the final product. it makes me want to do another even scrappier quilt.
the other appealing thing for me on a project like this is the speed in which one can make a 6" block or two. a block here and there add up until you have a quilts worth.
i also really wanted to finish this whole quilt myself. the spiral quilting i thought would soften the block edges and was a technique i really wanted to try. i'm really pleased with the results.

i'm also linking up with the Blogger's Quilt Festival

quilt stats
size: 90"x99"
piecing, quilting: me
fabrics: AMH fabrics, DS fabrics, and others


  1. What a great quilt! I love all the sampler blocks and the colors are wonderful.:)

  2. Great job! I just finished my FW quilt and about to send it off to the LAQ. I thought about doing a sprial myself but am not. I really like how you set the blocks in gray.

  3. Laura, every finished FWQ inspires me to continue to make my blocks and yours is no exception! I belong to an online group and we are making one block each week. I work in extra blocks when I can, but know that I am steadily making progress. I adore your scrappy version. Congrats on a very nice finish!

  4. All those blocks would b e a great skill builder and the grey really unifies the whole beautifully! Well done.

  5. Fabulous quilt! I am restarting mine this year as I didn't like the direction I originally took with it. Yours is wonderful!

  6. This is a great finish. I love how you turned some blocks on point and your spiral quilting adds another modern touch to something very traditional.

  7. Well done! I've been wanting to try the spiral quilting myself. You'll have to give me some pointers! :)


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