Farmer’s Wife {a finished quilt!!}

You may recall that I finished my Farmer’s Wife quilt top back in January.  I knew that I wanted to have something special done for the quilting, so I sent it to the amazing Natalia Bonner of Piece n Quilt.  Get ready for an overload of photos, because she did an AMAZING job!!!

Here is a quick shot I took when it was delivered back home.  Look at all of that gorgeous texture!  I sat and stared at this thing for probably hours that night 🙂

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

The full quilt all finished.  I love how Natalia used a bit more modern quilting, especially on the borders.  It really sets off the blocks so well.

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

And just look at those tiny pebbles in the white sashing strips.  Perfect!

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

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

I told Natalia that I was a big fan of crosshatch and would love it incorporated anywhere in the quilt.  She used it in several blocks like the one below with crosshatch in the white background.

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

I also love how she added feathers to some blocks for a mix of traditional and modern quilting.

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

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

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

Are you tired of looking at these photos yet?  Too bad, I’ve got more to show! 😉

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

A closer shot of the border quilting.

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

Just a few of my favorite blocks.  More crosshatch in the basket below.

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

And she amazed me with the crosshatch along the dotted lines in the background on the bottom of this block.  It’s hard to see in this photo, but that was genius!

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

More feathers.

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

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

If I were to choose just one favorite…this is probably it. It was a favorite before it was quilted, but the texture Natalia added makes it even more of a stand out to me.

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

For the back I used a red and white Squared Elements print from Art Gallery Fabrics.  Thankfully I had “just” enough in my stash and I think it works perfectly.

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

Thanks so much for indulging me with all of my photo sharing!  I have a feeling this is a quilt that will be treasured by my family for generations.

Amanda

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

  1. I am participating in a Farmers Wife EPP Sew along that is starting in August. On FB many are talking about what colors they want to use, one in particular was considering red/white. I suggested they look on Instagram at your quilt to see an example of a stunning red and white Farmer’s Quilt. They agreed with me, it’s beautiful.

  2. Love this — it is so beautiful — because of you starting the Farmer’s Wife – I got inspired to try it — mine will be quite a bit bigger — and I may end up hand quilting it (depends on how much time I have) –

  3. The quilt is spectacular!! The red and white and the quilting – very unique. Another fabulous quilt. You should be very proud of this quilt. You did a great job.

  4. Congratulations!! This quilt is amazing….thanks so much for sharing!! I love that the quilting is so varied over the quilt top…while some of the blocks have the same quilting design, it is apparent that a lot of thought went into choosing how each block could be enhanced by how it was quilted… Love it!!!

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