Here is square F-7, Star Struck for my quilt, Jane, Naturally. It was pretty simple and slightly boring! I've done many stars, so this one wasn't a problem. Instead of using the paper-pieced borders, I sewed strips of the brown fabric that were larger than needed, then trimmed the square to 5" when I was finished. All in all, no big deal.
About a year ago I purchased the book, "The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt" because, duh, I'm a farmer's wife! Inside are letters from 1920s farm wives who entered a contest that the magazine "The Farmer's Wife: A Magazine for Farm Women" held in 1922. The ladies were to answer the question: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in the light of your own experience, want her to marry a farmer?" I love these letters! Each story is punctuated by a quilt square designed by Laurie Arron Hird. There are 111-6" blocks in all.
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I have found a couple of online groups that are working on making this quilt as a BOW (block of the week) project. Some do two blocks a week. I've decided to work on this quilt along with my Jane because I like the little squares and the pile they make after a surprisingly short time! I'm not buying any fabric for this one. I'm taking from my 2.5", 3.5" & 4.5"-square scrap buckets and will probably delve into my fat quarter collection to add color and texture. Its very hard for me to make a scrap quilt--I like things with symmetry and balance. This will be a good project for me to work on to relax and have some fun with color.