October 16, 2011

Waiting 'til January...

Thank you to everyone who answered my poll this past week about deciding when to start the Farmer's Wife Quilt-along. I really appreciate that you took the time to let me know your thoughts. You've helped me a lot, and the majority of those who responded mirrored my thinking.

I'll wait until January, 2012 to begin the quilt-along. That will give me plenty of time to determine how best to guide the group, and we won't be distracted from our holiday preparations and celebrations as we create the beautiful blocks for our quilts.
In the meantime, if you don't have your own copy of The Farmer's Wife book yet, I've found the best price here (at Connecting Threads) for only $16.79 ($27.99 retail). If you need the templates in a ready-to-print format (as opposed to individual downloads from the cd that comes with the book), just let me know and I can help you with that.

You'll also be able to select your fabrics and find some great sales between now and our start date. I'm going to launch the quilt-along in mid-January. Be sure to mark your calendars for January, 20112. (You want to have all your holiday decorations put away by then so we can concentrate, right?)
I've chosen all the major fabrics I'll be using in my quilt. There may be others that are added as I need a darker (or lighter) color value, but the ones I've photographed here will be the "anchor" fabrics. We'll be celebrating the start of the quilt-along with a "Participants Only" giveaway. I'll tell you more about it when we're ready to get started!

Thanks again for your input on my poll. You made my decision so much easier. (I really have the best blog friends!)
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4 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Carol at Serendipity said...

Donna,
I am glad you postponed this. If I can get some projects out of the way, I may participate. Not sure yet!

Have a great week!

Carol

Michelle May (Shell) said...

I love those fabrics! Should be such a fun quilt a long. :)
xx, shell

Minimiss said...

Pretty fabrics you have there. Last time I looked the voting seemed pretty resounding. Looking forward to it.

Karen said...

I'm so glad this isn't starting till January! I loaned my book to my daughter, and now that I'm going to Idaho tomorrow, I'm going to get it back! I LOVE this book, the letters especially, the only thing I didn't like is that the CD was broken :( I know I should have contacted them right away,but you know how time flies. I can still do the blocks. YIPPEE :))))

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