Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sylvia's Bridal Sampler & Farmer's Wife

I couldn't help it! After  finishing 14 UFO's within 4 months, I thought I deserved a little treat, didn't I?! :))
Earlier this year I discovered Ria's blog, and she is making Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. I think it is so beautiful, and the fabric she's chosen are just gorgeous!


I have purchased fabrics from Moda/French General - the "Rural Jardin' collection, but have yet to decide on background fabric. I believe I'll choose either white tone-on-tone or cream tone-on-tone, but haven't decided on that yet.
I've thought of hand sewing, but that seems so scary because that is something I've never done before - but still want to try - to test my patience - lol! I don't even know what kind of stitches to do - lol!

Another book I've bought, is 'Farmer's Wife', which is a sampler quilt too.


I consider to use cream tone-on-tone for the background and using fabrics from my stash.
I have yet to decide which one goes first... Perhaps SBS - perhaps FW. This is going to be a project I'll be working on aside of other projects. I'm sure I'll go insane if I have only one of these to work on, especially if I chose sewing by hand - lol! So please don't expect me to finish any of them this year! :)) 

If there are others out there in the wonderful blogland working on - or have done - any of these quilts, I'd love to hear from you! I'd like to know your experiences, like how you made it (machine- or hand sewing), a special fabric collection or fabrics from your stash, background fabric etc...

9 comments:

karenfae said...

I have been looking at both of these quilt books for awhile now and have heard of a lot of people making the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler - a lot of them seem to be having fun with it. I have not heard of as many with the other book because it is newer of course. When I get done with my Dear Jane quilt next year maybe I will consider more seriously doing one of these - but then maybe not :) maybe I need a break from tiny pieces!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Queen of the Unfinished Project said...

You're gonna have soooo much fun!! I think I'm jealous. I absolutely love the idea of doing one of these fabulous quilts that everyone else seems to be working on. I just can't seem to justify starting another longterm WIVVSP until I finally get some of my others finished! :) I just wanted to tell you- don't be afraid to try hand sewing. All you need is a simple running stitch and the time and patience to go one stitch at a time. I used to be so afraid of the idea of hand sewing anything, but it really isn't hard at all. And just like anything else, you get better with practice. My advice is to just try it and see what you think. No fear!! Good luck. I think you're gonna have a blast!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Astrid what fun...I am reading the novels to Elm Creek and so much enjoying them...you are going to love doing this...I love to do stitching by hand no matter how long it takes...my first quilt took 20 years to finish (scroll down my side bar to see it...or perhaps it's in my Flicker on the side bar)...I'm sure you will be much quicker...I can't wait to see it...Dzintra♥x

Tine said...

Du fortjener bestemt et nyt projekt efter din ihærdige UFO-indsats. Dejlige projekter, du her viser :-)
Tine i København

Notjustnat said...

Hi Astrid, why not treat yourself for something you enjoy. I saw Ria's Sylvia' Bridal blocks and they are goegeous. Ria has good color sense. I love to see the Farmer's blocks. I have seen in many blogs. Have fun - Hugs Nat

Mrs Moen said...

You deserve lots of treats after working so hard on your UFOs; I'm so impressed!!

Michelle said...

14 UFO's in 4 months??? Ack! You certainly deserve a treat. :-) Can't wait to see which project you start first.

pegsplace said...

Oh you are good Astrid! Exceptionally so! Well-deserved treats! I have the Farmer's Wife and I love all the stories and I have Sylvia's Bridal Sampler :) Great minds think alike! I haven't even contemplated when I will do them, just enjoying the reading of them at the moment. I look forward to following your progress!

Sigrun said...

Elin på :http://lappetausa.blogspot.com/search/label/Sylvia%27s%20Bridal%20Sampler
og Anne Ida som det faktisk er bilde av i boka har også sydd denne quilten:
http://quiltoholiker.blogspot.com/

Det er litt av en jobb, jeg har sydd noen få blokker, kanskje det blir flere en dag....:-))