12.11.12

Finishing up the Farmer's Wife

Just a quick post to say that I'm still here ... and still farming.  This weekend, I added the final borders on my FWQ.  It's now officially a completed top (squeal!!!) and too big to photograph in the house.


FWQ @ Armchair Quilter

Here it is sans final borders, which are 6" strips out of the blue yarn dye - same as sashing fabric.  The quilt measures 106.5 x 96 or so.  I will have to find my notes to be sure.  I was a bit surprised it turned out so large, considerably larger than the measurements for the queen-sized quilt in the book.  I wonder if anyone else encountered this issue?

Even though I was super careful with starching and handling, I had some issues with the bias pieces on the edges of the quilt.  The sides measured 1 inch wider at the ends of the long sides vs. the measurement through the center of the quilt and an half an inch variance on the crosswise edges.  I cut my borders for the average length, calculating the difference between the center and end measurements and easing with pins.  Hope that makes sense?  Anyway, I'm hoping the quilt lies flatter and I won't have any issues quilting this behemoth. 


FWQ @ Armchair Quilter

FWQ @ Armchair Quilter

I'll be back later this week with some outside "vanity" shots.

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Claudia
Armchair Quilter

9 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

It's just lovely. Congratulations!

Enchanted Bobbin said...

It looks absolutely wonderful! I have to admit that I can't follow what you said about the measurement issues, but that's more a reflection of my own exhausted state than it is your ability to communicate the details (!). Hopefully quilting will resolve all issues :)

Donna said...

Amazing!

mindingmomma said...

It's crazy how big it got, but it looks wonderful!

Debra Anger said...

Claudia this looks absolutely awesome Farming this quilt is really taking up your creative time and so worth it. any update on your progress...

smazoochie said...

It is great!!! What are your quilting plans?

Dee said...

Amazing! I can't believe it's finished! It's so beautiful! Awesome job Claudia! May 2013 be just as productive and blessed!

quirky granola girl said...

your FW is gorgeous! i love your sashing. every time i see it, i know i need to get back to mine. i wish i didn't have so many other projects distracting me :)

Julie B. said...

Lovely quilt! I am starting a FW quilt and quite addicted! However, I am having some blunt points on my angles. Did you notice any times when the points went into your seam allowances?