1930s Sampler Quilt – Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along

If you haven’t heard of the Farmer’s Wife Quilt before, it is basically a collection of sampler blocks put together in a book along with letters that Farmer’s Wives sent into a farming magazine.

Constructing the Blocks

You can construct the blocks in a number of ways. There are templates in the book you can photocopy and cut out and the book has to cut and piecing instructions.

Thoughts on the Farmers Wife Quilt Book

As far as the book itself goes it is gorgeous. It has lovely bright colours and it’s all set out very attractively inside.

Quilt Size

If you make all 99 blocks and the accompanying recommended background fabric in half-square triangles to put the blocks on point you will end up with a Queen Size Quilt.

My First 4 Quilt Blocks

I will say that although I have tried foundation paper piecing before, this is definitely the most complicated foundation paper piecing I’ve done so far.


Most of the women in my little virtual quilt group are using more traditional fabrics, some liberty prints and some are going for very clear colour pallets like brown and maroon.

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Farmer’s Wife 1930s Quilt – Video Tutorial