#19 Carolina Farmers Wife 1930s

Carolina is block #19 of the Farmer’s Wife 1930s Quilt.

Carolina’s corresponding letter goes through the image of the young generation.

I constructed Carolina using the Marti Mitchell templates and a rotary cutter. I highly recommend using these templates as it made creating this block a lot easier.

For the benefit of constructing this block I have numbered each piece of the initial block picture that represents the template number to be able to share how to construct the block.

I have chosen to create my Farmer’s Wife quilt using Liberty Tana Lawn

Why I chose these fabrics

I chose these fabrics to reflect the Young Generation and the concept of time through the Alice in Wonderland Liberty Tana Lawn Fabric

How to Construct Carolina

-Cut out templates for Block #19 Cat as per the template CD or corresponding Marti Mitchel templates. I have machine pieced block.

-Following the instructions in the book cut the appropriate number of templates and colours.

-Iron each piece and layout in the block design.


– Start creating Carolina by joining the Top D templates for each corner. Start from the left piece E for Caroline

– Chain piece the E piece, D piece and F piece.

– Sew using a 1/4 inch seam and press seam

-Continue for each corner of the block

-Take each piece of EDF and piece the left and right hand side H piece

– Sew using a 1/4 inch seam and press seam

– Match seams for C piece and sew using a 1/4 inch seam and press seam

-Continue for each corner of the block

-Treat the centre piece as another block. I recommend to reduce the speed of your sewing machine to get a more precise seam.

-Chain piece each row starting with the top row

Top Row – G piece, A piece and G piece

Middle Row – A piece, B piece and A piece

Bottom Row – G piece, A piece, G piece

– Sew using a 1/4 inch seam and press seam

– Match seams for each row and sew using a 1/4 inch seam and press seam

– Take each piece and match seams starting from the top left corner

– Sew using a 1/4 inch seam and press seam

-Repeat clockwise around the block

-Press entire block

-Congratulations you have completed Block #19 Carolina

The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks That Honor Them by Laurie Aaron Hird for Fons & Porter/F+W; RRP $28.99 – Click here to purchase.



August Book Haul

I can not resist buying books – it is like fabrics, I just really need to have them all.

August was another restraint month as my TBR pile is getting slightly out of control but I did end up with two copies of the same book due to an unfortunate pre-order that was sent 3 weeks after the release and I could not wait any longer.

Last month I added the following books to my TBR Pile
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K Rowling 

Harry Potter is one of my all time favourite novels,movies and series so I knew I had to read it as soon as it was released. I endured quite the trouble to finally secure a copy after my pre-order should have been changed to a post-order which was truly disappointing especially when the pre-order took place when first released. But that aside I have read it and will be posting a spoiler free review soon! 

These broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner 

I have heard so much about this trilogy and recently Dymocks had a fun #loveozya line up and this was included, I took it as a sign to add to my list.

The Pause by John Larkin

I have to admit I had never heard of this novel nor the author but the synopsis had me hook,line and sinker and I knew it had to come home with me. I think it will be hard to get through it without some tears.

The Boundless Sublime by Lili Wilkinson 

I was lucky enough to go to the Book Launch of The Boundless Sublime, it is unlike anything else I have read and struggling to put it down.

So that was my August Book Haul, I still seem to be buying quicker than I am reading but I will get to them all soon. I will be sharing reviews of each of these novels.

What books did you add to your TBR in August?