Farmer's Wife Quilt Day

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I did cave on my decision to pass on the Farmer's Wife project that is sweeping the quilting nation. I'm very glad I decided to join everyone.
In talking with Lori we decided to organize a sewing day so she could help me get going on my Farmer's Wife quest and we thought we would ask some friends to sew, too. Well it almost didn't happen but we persisted. Our sew day was last week. And I took my FW book and trusty grid lined notebook along with me.
The sweet and adorable RaeAnn invited us to her home to sew. And we gladly accepted. (See RaeAnn above with her completed tomato pincushion - more on that later in the post.)
RaeAnn showed me her newly sewn apron (on chair) and her new pattern that she designed and created - a purse quilt. Isn't is so incredible. I love it.
We brought some other projects to share. See Lori hard at work on her applique for one of her fall Quilt Market projects sitting in the background. Kim is sitting at the table and pointing is Judi. I think that is Beth with the hands in motion. Not pictured is Paula and Susann.
RaeAnn had the table set for our Farmer's Wife theme day. We had fat quarter napkins and drank out of mason jars, which was part of our favor. We laughed, cried, dined and stitched.
We had a lovely lunch. See Beth, Judi, Lori and Susann. RaeAnn had prizes and decorations. She went all out.
This is my cute prize from Susann. Thanks Susann. I'm hoarding the gumballs.Lori gave us this cute kit in a container. It is for Lori's tomato pincushions. Packaged so cute.
Here is my finished product. I started it at our sew day and finished it at home. It is darling. She talks about them in THIS blog post. Thanks Lori. I love my tomato.
RaeAnn had filled the top lid of the mason jar we drank from at lunch with buttons and a thimble. Genius, huh. Thanks RaeAnn.Kim gave us all kits to make her sewing lanyards. The button is magnetized so our pins or needle will stick right where we can get to them and our scissors will be right at hand. I couldn't wait to come home and make up my kit. I've already loved using it. Thanks Kim.
Here are 2 of my Farmer's Wife blocks I made during the sew day. I really love using my vintage kitchen and "Nanette" fabrics to make the blocks. It makes the project so much fun. More on those later in the week.

Thanks again girls.

-nanette
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Kimberly said...

Wasn't that a party!

Muddling Through said...

Awww, I love to see you girls having such a good time. And I really, really like the fabrics you are using for your Farmer's Wife blocks. They are definitely "Nanette" fabrics!

Rita E in AZ said...

What a fun day and I love your Farmer's Wife Sampler blocks.

Vicki said...

What a fun day! I'm glad you joined in. My farmer's wife stuff is packed away and I miss it.... a few more weeks....

PamKittyMorning said...

Well dang, I want a lanyard that's so darling for my quilt market badge. You guys always have fun and I'm so envious of your days together. xo

notes of sincerity said...

You girls are *soo* blessed to be able to get together like this and have so much fun!! What a sweet idea, to bring goodies for each other! :o) I would LOVE to learn how to make the lanyard you showed, for The Sewing Summit! :o) How precious is that!!
Have a super week!!
Sincerely, Trish

AnnieO said...

What an absolutely fun day you all had. Quilty friends are great!

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, that's quite a group of friends Nanette! I'm so glad you had a good time -- even if you did cave in. I think I'm possibly the last hold out. I think I can't...I think I can't...LOL!

Nedra said...

You have my most favorite people ever gathered in one sitting! How I wish I could have been there, but next time for sure!!!
Your FW blocks look great! I love the fussy cut side, and always think of you fussy cut queen!

Michele said...

Whole lotta talent in that room! Very inspiring.

Des said...

Next thing you're going to tell me is that you caved and bought a slice??!! ;)

sewtakeahike said...

Gosh, that's so exciting that you live near enough to so many amazing quilters to spend the day with them, Nanette!! How blessed are you??

Sinta Renee said...

What a wonderful group of friends and sweet treats for all of you to make the weekend even more special.

Darlene's Quilts and Stuff said...

What a great bunch of friends to get together with. I have no one closer here to even talk to about sewing. I am glad you do. The kits were so nice.

Nanci said...

Oh gosh, just too wonderful a day! I wish I'd been part of the fun group and loved the table settings that had the delish food too!

Lynn said...

Cute blocks, If I ever decide to run away can I come sew with you?

pratima said...

What a fabulous day with friends! Cute presents and cutest blocks! Your kitchen prints are looking delicious, Nanette :)

Jenn said...

What fun! Looks like an all-around perfect day. :)

Mary said...

Loving the buffalo checked tomatoes. Way too cute.

notes of sincerity said...

Hi. :o)
It's me again.
I am having a little give a way.
Would you like to drop by? :o)
hugs. Trish

tko said...

I'm a blog stalker:)...Is there a pattern for the lanyard...So cute!!!

Cindy said...

I love the vibrant colors of the pattern. It's nice see friends doing something that's really fun together.

Cindy@artificial silk flowers