Friday, 21 October 2016

childish and thankful ~ Marcella and Primrose

A couple more Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew-along blocks that I have finished. I still have quite a few to catch up on... slowly but surely making my way through them!

#56 Marcella
This was such a lovely little story. As a mum to three I completely identify with having to get lots of stuff done but those play times, like "make-believe tea" allow us not only to connect with our children but also to relax and be in the moment. I chose fabrics to remind me of their little tea party and kept it mostly light and bright.
"It is a great privilege of us mothers to relive our childish days with our children and to keep in step with their youth as time goes on. It helps to keep our spirits from growing old and shriveled".
I did English Paper Piecing to construct this block.

#85 Primrose
This letter really made me smile, the thankful way she appreciates what little she has. It struck me that as a "little Flemish girl during the World War" she went through so much and really longed to live in America after receiving "cups of cocoa and buns". I decided this was the opportunity I needed to use this Fruit Gum, Fruit Dots by Melody Miller because to me it is perfectly American and also serves as a reminder to be grateful for all the things we have, no matter how small!
This block was hand pieced, to see my tutorial click here.

If you are crafting tomorrow, come and join the #saturdaynightcraftalong on instagram. It's a really fun way to share your work and see what other people are creating! I will be hosting from 6pm BST. It begins in Australia with Rachel @barefootcrafter and then following on from me is Meg @myteandbrie in the US. We craft along every week!

Have a great weekend everyone! 

linking up to finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts


  1. I love reading your stories. It reminds me of when I did Farmer's Wife Friday so many years ago. :)

  2. I love reading your stories. It reminds me of when I did Farmer's Wife Friday so many years ago. :)

  3. Love these Farmer's Wife blocks--very pretty fabrics. The craft along sounds like fun. Too bad I missed it. I may try to join this coming Friday (assuming that I remember). I'd like to see how you ladies put this together. Have a great week.

  4. I hadn't realised that there was actually a story with each block, though of course I know every block tells a story if you know what I mean . This will be such a beautiful quilt

  5. I like how you let the letter help dictate your fabric choices for the block!! Sweet!