Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along Link Up Party


Wow, what a week! I seriously thought we were going to have an internet implosion on Monday night as everyone waited for the first blocks and their tutorials to be announced. It’s such a relief to finally have the tutorials published and available for people. It’s helping us all to find our rhythms and get into a routine that will carry us through the coming year. I’m also hoping that it’s helping to alleviate some of the fears that people had about making the blocks and participating in the sew-along.

Every Sunday I’ll be giving you the ability to link up your progress and share your blocks with others. It’s also a great way to get out and about on the internet and find new people to follow and read. If you’ve never participated in a link up party I’ve written a post that should help you work out what you need to do. You can find it by clicking here.

This week we’ve given you 3 great blocks to make; Becky, Bonnie and Aunt. (You can find all of the tutorials as they’re released on this page – click to view.) There’s been some amazing blocks made and I’ve gotten such a thrill from seeing them appear in the Facebook Group and on Instagram (search the hashtag #FQS1930FarmersWife). Each week I’m going to pick a selection of blocks from the link up and share them with you all here.

As this is the first week I’m going to share some of the blocks made by the Official Bloggers – they’re all amazing and I know you’re going to love seeing their work as much as I have.


Becky and Bonnie

Lucy (of Charm About You) provided two great English Paper Piecing (EPP) tutorials for making Becky and Bonnie. Click here to see more.


Melissa (of Oh How Sweet) provided two more great machine piecing tutorials for making Becky and Bonnie. Click here to see more.


Jodi (of Tales of Cloth) took the road less travelled and gave a great English Paper Piecing (EPP) tutorial for making Aunt. Click here to see more.

If these blocks have got you excited for some Farmer’s Wife action then be sure to check out more versions of the first 3 blocks from some of the other official bloggers:

So, what are you waiting for let’s get our sew and tell on! Show us what you made!

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  1. love the blocks great blog and full of information can’t wait for my book to get here latest date by the end of the month

  2. Thank you so much for all the work you have done to organize this fantastic QAL. I anticipate being able to learn a great deal from all of the guest bloggers, and from my fellow quilters in the Facebook group. I have already learned a few new things about my beloved EPP technique.

    I would like to particularly thank you for this opportunity to link up to our blogs here so that we can be “discovered” by the group, even if we are not official bloggers. And thanks for keeping it open for a week so we laggers can get in on the fun.


  3. congrats on the end of a great first week- it’s been amazing see some of the blocks, and the direction people are taking. thanks also for the opportunity to link up- to 51 more weeks! 😉

  4. Thank you to you Angie and all of admin for the opportunity to participate in something great! There’s nothing like being part of a group with the same love/interest we can share together! Again, thank you! 🙂

  5. I’m glad the link up is open all week. I finally have a card to say my parcel’s ready to collect from the post office so Monday I will have thread and starch and be ready to play catch up!

    I wonder how many links there’ll be by the end of the week – it could be some kind of record!

  6. Thanks for such a great week, Angie! I’ve actually made already more than the three blocks but I added just the three to the link up! Can’t wait to see what next week’s blocks will be:-)