Tuesday, September 11, 2012

farmers wife for the home~ tutorial and giveaway!

Good Morning, dear friends!!  Most know that I have slowly been working on my Farmers Wife Blocks, and really love the sweet little blocks.  It is a big project and is something that you can't do in a week or a month.  So I was excited to be invited to the Farmers Wife for the Home collaboration. Thanks, Andrea!   We each make a project for the home using some farmers wife blocks, post a tutorial or our process and then give that project away on our blogs.  


We were sent a lovely charm pack from Robert Kaufman, some grey solid, cream solid and a little bit of trim.  The challenge was to make something mostly using solids.  It was a fun way to go out of my comfort zone as I usually use at least 20 prints per project.   It made the process much faster and easier which was great!!  Not a lot of thinking which can be half the battle for me.  :)

I made a lovely table topper.  Would you like to make one too?  Here is what you'll need~

Farmers Wife Book
Templates 7, 8 and 45
Kona Charm Pack or some Kona scraps
A few print fabric (1 for each block and one for a border)
3/4 yard of Kona solid  in cream, white, or snow
1/2 yard of Kona Grey for backing
1/4 yard of Kona for binding
Ric Rac Trim (mine is Riley Blakes Velvet Ric Rac in Aqua)
Scissors
Pins
Tape


We are doing block {11} Broken Dishes.  Choose your Kona solids and your print fabric.

I place a piece of tape on the back of my template so the template doesn't shift while I'm cutting out my pieces.

 Cut all your pieces for the block and lay them out.

 Start stitching your pieces together as it shows in the book.

 Keep stitching your block together!

Continue with your other two blocks.  Block {34} Flock, and block {39} Friendship.  Then lay them out in the order you prefer for your table topper.

Cut your border pieces to 2 inches by the lengths of your blocks.  Mine were six inches but most others are 6 1/2 inches.  My templates printed out a bit smaller.  Then stitch them to your blocks.

Cut and stitch your large top and bottom border.  2 inches X the length of your topper at this point.

 Add a cream border, print border and then one more cream border.

 Sandwich and quilt your topper.

 Stitch on the ric rac using a 1/8th seam allowance.

Stitch on the binding.  I machine stitch my binding with stitching it first onto the back.

Before you stitch your binding onto the front I cut my corners to create less bulk.  This especially helps when using ric rac.

 Then turn your binding to the front, pin and then stitch your binding on.

 Yippee!  We are all done!!


Would you like to win this table topper or one of the other lovely projects?  All you have to do is sign into the rafflecopter and it will let you know how to enter and the number of entries you get.  Super simple!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure to stop by all the other talented bloggers this week for inspiration and a chance to win their project!

Monday, September 10th - Erin of Two More Seconds
Tuesday, September 11th - Kerri of Lovely Little Handmades
Wednesday, September 12th - Jodi of Pleasant Home
Thursday, September 13th - Jody of Everyday Beatiful
Friday, September 14th - Amy of Diary of a Quilter
Saturday, September 15th -Andrea of Knitty Bitties


Good Luck!



77 comments:

  1. I love your sweet table topper!! Oh my, only 3 solid colors...green, aqua, grey. ;) xo Heather

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  2. Muito lindoo!amei.Obrigada pela chance.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com



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  3. how cute is that! It would be lovely in my house

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  4. oh supposed to say what three colors? Red Yellow and aqua...

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    1. The three colors I would use would be turqoise, orange and grey!

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  6. Very cute topper! ... Hmmm.... My colors might be purple green and blue

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  7. Oh my, it's adorable!

    The three colors that I would use are light blue, yellow and grey!

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  8. The 3 solid colors I'd choose would be turquoise, red, and black. Thanks for the opportunity to win your pretty giveaway.

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  9. My colors would be pink, grey and black

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  10. My colors: yellow, grey, lime green

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  11. That is adorable! I love the colors.

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  12. Love your blog. My favorite solids are pink, green, and white!

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  13. The ric rac makes it so special! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

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  14. Oh, I'd pick gray, gray, and gray! Just kidding...gray, white, and pink.

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  15. Black, White and Red. Love your table mat. Such a sweet arrangement on the top also.

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  16. My 3 solid colours would be red, white, and aqua. Thank you for the turorial and giveaway.

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  17. I think I'd like to use eggplant, citron/green, and aqua

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  18. Wow, that is beautiful! Very well done. I'm also working on the Farmer's Wife Quilt - very slowly. :)
    Thanks for the drawing!!

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  19. Oh, my 3 solid colors would be Blue, White and Yellow :)

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  20. 3 solid colors would be yellow,aqua, white.

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  21. This is so adorable and sweet! 3 colors would be aqua, grey and yellow :) xo Holly

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  22. I would like to work with red, aqua and white. I am seeing a lot of it around and it looks fabulous.

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  23. What a sweet project. The colors are PERFECT!

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  24. I love blue jean, gold, and garnet red together... a rich blend!

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  25. That is a tough question. I would say red, white and green.

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  26. gorgeous table topper - thanks :)

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  27. Gray, turquoise, and dark pink! I love those colors :)

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  28. Really beautiful table topper, thanks, kathy

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  29. I would work with turquoise, red and white. of course. kathy

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  30. This has been added to my Must Do list, thanks for sharing!!

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  33. A darling table topper! I especially loved the cherry red border!

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  34. Thank you for the tutorial! I love the sweet ric rac!
    My three colors would be navy, lime and tangarine. thanks!

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  35. I am usually standing firmly in the print corner and haven't tried a project using mostly solids. I think I would like to try a project with aqua, red, and white. I love the way the rick rack looks tucked in the border.

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  36. That topper is so cute and the dotty boots as flower vases- uber cute! ♥

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  37. The table runner turned out really nice. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. My three colors would be pink, red and aqua. =) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. That's tricky - probably red, turquoise and white. Thanks for the giveaway

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  40. Fern green, aqua and oatmeal solids. Love these colors together!

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  41. Red, green, and white...sounds like Italian which I am, but just can't get away from strawberry red!

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  42. I love green, turquoise and yellow!!

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  43. Your table topper turned out great! I would like the colors yellow, blue and white.

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  44. what a cute project. I have not even started on the FW quilt. The book just keeps staring me in the face. Pam

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  45. My current favorites are aqua, red, and brown. Thanks! raybanfandango at hotmail dot com

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  46. My current favorite is red, white and green. I love your table runner.
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  47. pink, aqua & white....beautiful
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  49. If I could only use Three solid colors I would choose white, red, and aqua.

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  50. I would choose yellow, red, and turquiose.

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  52. My favorite for almost two years now - red, aqua, and white. My second favorite - sky blue, sage green, and pale yellow.

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  54. My three colors would be brown, beige and cream

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  55. Colors of sea glass...lime green, cobalt blue and white. :)

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  56. turquoise creamy white & mustard

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  57. I would use blue, green and white.

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  58. I would use blue, green and white.

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  59. I would use pink, brown & green

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  60. I would use red, yellow and orange:)

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