Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Farmer's Wife Wrap Up

So I have these two frames I got from one of my Grandmothers years ago. 
I've had them on my walls empty for who know how long.  I've never really known what to put in them.   No art work popped out at me.  Our home is a mix of Shabby chic textiles and mid century modern-ish furniture.  The frames totally don't go, but I love them.  

I changed them 5 years ago from gold to silver with a black oxidized look.  This is the smaller of the two.  An awkward center size of 11 1/4" x 23 1/2".  My larger one is over our master bed.  Last week I had set my mind to put the famous love Scripture you hear at weddings form Ephesians.  You know, Love is patient, love is kind...  I even finished working on the text and made a pdf to print at Kinkos on poster board. 
Then... I remembered how once I'd seen a framed mini quilt and how lovely that was.  Then,  I remembered my Farmers Wife Blocks from the FWQAL just sitting there with nothing to do.

I wondered if any would look good in the frame.  So I rushed and to get them taped on the wall in the empty space and they measured perfectly!  Once I factored in the seam allowances, of course.  

So I picked 8 of my favorites, keeping in mind my green curtains that hang on both sides of the fireplace and Wow!  It was all coming together.  Don't you just love it when that happens?

Now I know that without the sashing, the blocks are a little less defined.  But I think it invites you to take a closer look.  What do you think?

I find it so funny how much green I have in my home.  I guess I like the color more than I realized.  I still have 4 more blocks left.  I don't know what I'll do with them.  Or if I'll get bored of looking at this frame and pull them apart and finish what I started with the FWQAL.

Ooo and I have to share this cute swag lamp I found at Ikea for $20.  

I think it works perfectly in my sewing corner.  I might embellish it as time goes by, but for now I really like the white cotton with little faux grey fabric buttons.

Well my little man is up from his nap, so back to mommy business.



  1. Love it!!! - you have such fun style.
    xo dee

  2. What a fantastic idea!! What about a small pillow with the remaining blocks? I only have 12 blocks of the FWS made as well and I was thinking of making a larger pillow with mine, but now you may have inspired me to do something else...

  3. I absolutely LOVE the framed sampler! I'm so going to do this...

  4. It looks fabulous, don't you just love it when you have a spur of the moment idea and it all works out!


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