I have attempted to make the Farmers Wife sampler quilt before, I think I made about 16 blocks but fell out of love with them and they went in the scrap bag. I didn't think I would attempt to make it again until a couple of weeks ago when my friend Leanne (see Lizzie the quilter blog) posted her finished version. I immediately fell in love with the colours and the beautiful fabric she had used and I decided to get the book back out and start again. My lovely friend Janet and I started making blocks for this quilt about the same time but unlike me she has now finished hers. She said she has not done all the blocks in the book and it is a small quilt but I bet it is fabulous. I began my new blocks four days ago and so far I have made 11 blocks. The bulk of it will come from my fabric stash but I am always in short supply of white on white so I know I will have to purchase more of this along the way.