Early Morning Photos

2 03 2013

Completed Farmer's Wife Top

I woke up this morning and just needed to photograph the Farmer’s Wife Sampler top, henceforth known as Technicolor Fields – now that it is a top, hehe. I grabbed shoes, coat, top, and camera, then headed into the frigid morning to document the awesome. Thankfully, I have no neighbors in this building that have dogs – no unfriendly surprises in the snow in front of my building!

It’s freaking cold at 6:00 AM in Wisconsin in winter, never mind that we’re supposedly heading into spring this month.

I took the above photo, and a couple more, trying to find higher ground, to no avail. I’m only 5’4″, and the snow piles weren’t giving me much height.

Then I remembered that we have access to the balcony that overlooks the front lawn! I dashed upstairs, opened the door to the closet leading to the balcony, and about gave up. I forgot that hubby has been using it for storage.

Still, I was determined. With some strategic shuffling, and some sucking in of the gut, I achieved my goal and was above Technicolor Fields!

Behold! In all its glory:

A View From Above

*happy shuffle* *happy shuffle*

It’s done! It’s done!

Now I’m going to start the Dear Jane Sampler again.




14 responses

2 03 2013
Beth B

I can’t stop looking at this quilt!!!!! Bravo, Job Well Done, OMG…the colors on this quilt a perfect!

3 03 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

Thank you! I’m very happy with how this one has turned out. I’m glad I ended up starting over with the blocks and going with this plan.

2 03 2013
merrily row

best farmer’s wife quilt EVER.

3 03 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

Thank you! I owe a big favor to Sandi of Piecemeal Quilts for coming up with the layout and letting me use it.

2 03 2013

Congratulations! What an achievement. Like it a lot!

3 03 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I’m very glad to have gotten to this point, and am looking forward to the achievement of making this a complete quilt.

2 03 2013
Robyn of Oz

Congratulations. That is one stunning quilt. The remade blocks was inspirational. First thought on photo one was ‘WOW’! Great work, and now a Dear Jane? Amazing.

3 03 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

Yes, a Dear Jane. I’m completely insane, but I bought the fabric a couple of years ago for the project. I think it’s about time I actually worked on it.

2 03 2013

Please take time to enter this in an upcoming Quilt Exhibit. This is a prize winning piece.

3 03 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

That is actually my end goal for this quilt top. I learned a lot about being an accurate piecer throughout the process of making this and think that I’m finally at a point where I believe that my skills are up to the scrutiny of a show. Of course, first I have to master FMQ.

4 03 2013
Colette LeFever

Wow stunning!

5 03 2013

this is stunning, Jeanne. i was also thinking about how great this quilt would be in a show. i’m glad that you have that in mind, too.

5 03 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I’m very excited to make this my first entry into a show. I’m finally at that point in my quilting life that I feel like I’m ready to spread my wings a little more.

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