Monday, October 29, 2012

Farmer's Daughter Quilt Backing

My backing fabric for my Farmer's Daughter Quilt is from the line Books and Letters by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics.

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.
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  1. I love the backing fabric!

    What are you going to do next? You have so many fans of the blog + quilt you can't leave us high and dry!

  2. That fabric is absolutely perfect - what a great find. I love how you quilt is looking - it truly is a labour of love!

  3. It is perfect! What shall we do now that it is finished? I have enjoyed your blog entries! I hope you have something up your sleeve? Thank you I cannot wait to see the finish!

  4. This fabric is just perfect for your quilt, I'm sure it was meant to be too! Can't wait to see it all done.

  5. That fabric seems to have been made for that purpose. Love that photo.

  6. That backing fabric is just perfect for this project!

  7. It is so fortunate that you have found the journal fabric. It is truly amazing how often we are provided with what we need at the perfect time.

  8. I've loved the diary entries. The blocks are beautiful. Just for the softness and the years to come and how important this quilt is..I would hope you go with all cotton batting and cotton thread. Any way you do's just stunning and I absolutely LOVE the backing. What a tribute to your gm.g

  9. It really is a perfect backing. Your grandmother is smiling.


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