I have been a reader of Carla's blog for probably over a year now. She has been working through this book and making the blocks with modern fabrics. She posts quotes from the book and inspirational tid bits that just interest me to no end. Finally, I decided to do some investigating and figure out what the heck this historical quilt book actually is.
According to the website, in 1922 The Farmer's Wife magazine asked its readers, "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?" It got back 7,000 letters in response. This wonderful little book takes the top 55 letters and the 111 quilt blocks inspired by these letters. So as you read the precious, historical stores of these farmer's wives you quilt blocks to go along with them. I want to get this book so badly and try it out! Hopefully I can get it for this summer and try to work through making the blocks over the next year or so. I just wanted to share this with everyone because I have been admiring it for some time now.