Sunday, March 25, 2012

farmer's wife in your life tea towel






Friendship Star

I have made several quilt blocks from the book
The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird.

My sweet mother was a farmer's wife in Oklahoma.  Laurie's book is full of wonderful letters from farmer's wives telling their story about life on the farm, along with wonderful quilt blocks to make a Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt.  

I am using Summer House by Lily Ashbury for Moda to make my blocks. 


I decided to use one of my quilt blocks to decorate a simple tea towel for 

Click on the pictures for a closer view.



First I ironed the quarter inch seam allowance around the quilt block.
Then I machine stitched the block to the tea towel using some green thread.
I added hand stitching in bright green and blue crochet thread, and some white lace.

The Friendship Star is one of the first quilt blocks that I learned to make years ago.
I have more tea towels to play with, don't you think these would make cute gifts! 






Farmer's Wife in Your Life


piece,
elizabeth

I am linking up to Sew Modern Monday and Fabric Tuesday.
  








17 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Really pretty - I love the Summer House fabric x

Zurn said...

This is so cute. Just love it!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A nice project to use a single block. A friendship block is great in a tea towel for a hostess or housewarming gift.

Cherie said...

looks great! Love the colours! =D

regan said...

This towel is lovely.....and you finished it off so beautifully! Now I want to decorate all of my towels! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

I really like that you set it on point. It looks great with the hand stitching and lace!

Karen said...

Elizabeth -- it is simply beautiful! I love the colors the accent stitching and the block on point !

Thanks for sharing.

The friendship star is one of my favorite too !

Karen

Katie said...

I love this! They would make perfect gifts and I may have to whip up some for myself.

Anne said...

Wonderful idea! The stitching detail is a perfect embellishment, too.

Pieces of Cotton said...

I love that!

Megan said...

What a great idea -- I love the stitching around the block! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

Pat said...

Very cool! Love the colors!

Celtic Thistle said...

You can never have too many tea towels, especially lovely ones like this!

Karen said...

Really pretty :o)

hafza said...

Love the colors and the fabric used.

Mishka said...

Great idea.

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

You're a winner! Hooray!! I need to get with you to get all your information!