Farmer’s Wife {a finished quilt top!!}

I can’t believe it, I finally have a finished Farmer’s Wife quilt top!!!  As I was piecing the center of the quilt top together, I couldn’t help but notice how pretty it looked on my sewing table.

Farmer's Wife Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

And take a look at those fussy cut sashing squares. It’s one of my favorite things about this quilt now.  I have counted and there are 101 different red and white fabrics in this quilt top.

Farmer's Wife Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

Today is a snow day for my son, so I decided to take the quilt top out for a few photos.  Thankfully I was able to get at least one full shot of the front of the quilt (notice the little snow flakes flying).  As I stated in my last post, I am using only 50 of the Farmer’s Wife quilt blocks in my quilt.  I used the same layout that they call for in the book (same size sashing, etc), it’s just smaller than the bed sized versions.  My quilt finishes at about 57″ x 66″.

Farmer's Wife Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

That one full shot above was all I could get because the wind had other plans as you can tell by the photo below.  Right after i took this one, the quilt fell from one of it’s hangers.

Farmer's Wife Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

Even though the quilt top was now only “half” hanging, it still made for some pretty shots.

Farmer's Wife Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

This last photo shows the border fabric a little clearer.  It kind of reads as a solid, but is actually a red on red dot.

Farmer's Wife Quilt by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

I’ve decided to send this quilt top out for custom longarm quilting by someone who has a lot more skill than I do.  I just know that my quilting wouldn’t do the quilt top justice and I want this beauty to be a showstopper 🙂

Thanks to you all for the encouragement along the way.  This quilt is a lot of work, but worth it in the end (no matter how many blocks you make!).

Amanda

19 thoughts on “Farmer’s Wife {a finished quilt top!!}

  1. I follow you on Instagram and saw each block as completed and thought OK. But the completed top is wonderful. Very striking. A red and white quilt is on my list

  2. Sometimes, we just have to let the experts take over. I love the top and can’t wait to see it quilted. Fussy cutting is always worth it.

  3. Wow!!!! What a beautiful quilt, I love the idea of using just red and white, it gives it cohesion and makes it incredibly fun to look at because you’re always spotting something new!

  4. This is hands down the prettiest Farmer’s Wife quilt I have seen. I started a red and white themed one back when the quilt along started. You’ve inspired me to want to pick it up again. This is stunning.

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