Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WIP...Scrappy Trip Around the World...

Work In Progress...
The top is done for my Scrappy Trip Around the World!

My sweet little boys were helping with this photo shoot. 

They are such sports standing on chairs holding a quilt on this cold windy spring day! 

 See their cute little shoes sticking out.
 They said it was like holding a kite. 
 Thanks boys!
 This was made completely with scraps from my stash. 
 It has a little bit of everything from floral to geometric prints.
I added a border which made it a good lap size. 
I made 16 scrappy squares added 2 1/2 inch strips all around. 
Then a scrappy strip of leftover squares and finally 4 1/2 inch white border to the top and bottom.

Finished top is 52x64. 

I think I have enough left over strips for the binding. 

This was an interesting experience.  
I didn't realize I had so much yellow and green in my stash 
and lots of tiny florals.  
I also had very few purples, blues, oranges and reds.

 I think I have some stash building to do! ;0) 


Monday, March 25, 2013

Techy Update...Added Bloglovin...

 I have added a new way to follow my blog.


There is a cute little button on the top left sidebar you can use to follow along.  

Sad to say but there will be some changes this summer to how we can read blogs on Google. 

This is just another way to follow and not miss out on your favorite blogs. 

I have been testing it out for a little while and it is easy to use. 

 When I signed up with Bloglovin, they added all of the blogs I follow for me.

Which was great since I have a pretty long list of blogs I enjoy reading.

 It really was a simple painless process. 

Especially for someone who is Tech challenged like me. 

There is also an App so you can read your favorite blogs on the go. 

I hope this little post helps.

Thanks again for following along!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Quilty Barn Along

  Barn #2 is done!!  

Don't you love my Mom's sweet 30's block?  

It just looks like spring.  

I'm hoping flowers will start popping up in our area. 

We are bracing for another snow storm

 They are predicting 5 to 10 inches! 

This is just nuts!!  

It's 50 degrees today and sunny.  

You would never know such a massive storm is headed our way.  

Maybe I will have some quilting time while we are snowed in. 

were you can find the tutorial and some really fun Barns!

Have a great weekend!

Link Parties:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Thank You and a Sweet Little Package...

I really enjoyed the Blog Hop last week.  

Thank you again Michele from Quilting Gallery!

For all your hard work organizing the blog hop!

I really enjoyed meeting so many talented quilt bloggers.  

I was pretty overwhelmed with the wonderful response 
I had to my giveaway.  

I passed 200 followers last week!  


Thank you so much for your

comments and for following along.  

I emailed my giveaway winner and hope to hear back from her soon.

I won a couple of giveaways last week.


This sweet little package came in the mail yesterday from  

Thank you so much Karen!  

I love these fabrics and can't wait to start playing with them.

I am so excited to now follow Little Pieces of My Life! 

You should see her rescued butterfly quilt. 

It is absolutely gorgeous!

Thank You Again!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop and Giveaway...

Welcome to A Farm Wife's Journal!

Hi! I'm Cherilyn and this is where I blog about life on our farm, recipes, quilting, 
crafts, and sewing project. 

Nothing beats the winter blues like a Party...

Michele from a Quilting Gallery is hosting this

Click on the link to see all the other blogs participating in this party.
Beat the Winter Blues - Quilters' Blog Hop Party
I am giving away a copy of the 

Spring 2013 Quilts and More Magazine 


a Honeydew Jellies

perfect for a spring project!

This magzine is full of spring and summer inspiration

sure to beat the winter blues.

I love this Ice Cream Table Runner!  

Look at this yummy Jelly! 

How can you be blue with all these happy colors?

To Enter: Simply leave a comment on this post.  

I would love to hear about your spring projects. 

To thank my followers leave an additional comment letting me know how you 

follow or become a new follower.

I will ship internationally!

This giveaway ends March 15, 2013

Thank's for stopping by and

Happy Blog Hopping and Good Luck!


Monday, March 4, 2013

Barn Raising...

The Quilty kind...

 I am so excited! 

Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet is hosting a Quilty Barn Along.  

Each barn is made with a 6 1/2 inch quilt square.

She has tutorials for blocks or you can use orphaned quilt squares. 

My Mom called and said that she had a bunch of quilt squares made from 1930's 

reproduction fabric and asked if I would like some to use in the quilt along.  

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Mom put them in the mail and they came on Saturday.

Thank you Mom!
I am so excited to use the blocks that my Mom pieced.  

It will make this fun quilt-a-long so special.  

Lori has put together a great Tutorial and Flickr Group.  
I hope to one day have a big Barn quilt like this on the side of our barn.

Until then I will be happily stitching little Quilty Barns!