My backing fabric for my Farmer's Daughter Quilt is from the line Books and Letters by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics. http://www.windhamfabrics.net/cgi-bin/fabricshop/gallery.cgi?func=show&file=1&Category=576&Page=1&v=1
I first considered choosing a Kansas Troubles fabric because my grandmother lived her entire life in Kansas. But when I found this fabric featuring journals, I knew it was meant for this quilt. The purpose of this project was to create blocks to go with my grandmother's 1916 diary entries.
My friend and long-armer is going to quilt it for me. I love her work. She does everything freehand. She has gotten very good results using bamboo batting, so that's what she'd like to use in my quilt. Since it is a large king-sized quilt, she feels the lightweight bamboo will be perfect.
|Entry in her diary. The last task of my grandmother's day. |
She kept a diary most of her life.
This photo was taken in 1950 by Life Photograph Wayne Miller.