After almost two years, I finished "The Farmer's Wife" quilt!
I wrote about it here and highlighted each of the blocks.
To see the quilt before it was machine quilted, go here and scroll down a little.
My friend did a beautiful job with the quilting!
I am going to add jumbo rick rack.
I wanted the rick rack to be next to the binding.
I had to cut the ricks off the racks so that I could attach the binding.
Here is my little pile of jumbo ricks.
Originally, I wanted to use a little black print for the binding.
I looked at a few quilting shops and couldn't find one that I liked.
I needed a color that matched the red border, the yellow jumbo rick rack, and the lavender back. Finally, I settled on mint green.
I think the jumbo yellow rick rack looks really good with the 1930's Aunt Gracie prints that I used in the quilt.
It's easier to show you corners of the quilt...
.....because it's difficult to capture the entire quilt with my camera!
See what I mean? I laid the quilt on the floor and stood on a chair.
This shot is a little better but not great.
I found this fabric on clearance, it is Sarah Jane's Children at Play, which is a favorite of mine.
There is a lot of lavender in the blocks, so this fabric was perfect for the back.
"The Farmer's Wife" quilt was a labor of love. I was going to give it away but I don't think anyone would appreciate it as much as me!
Thanks for sharing my journey with me :)