It’s a Classic Kinda Day: Farmer’s Wife

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Morning, everyone!

I hope you are enjoying my Classics templates as much as I am. This week we will be creating Farmer’s Wife. This classic block is a part of the quilt I made many years ago.


To create this block you will need the following templates.


The template kits for all my Classics are available through Sue Daley stockists and can be bought directly through Patchwork With Busyfingers. This block should measure 12½” when pieced together (12″ finished).

Many of these blocks can be machine or hand-pieced, depending on your preferences and what you feel most comfortable with. I personally prefer to hand-piece these blocks.

Farmers Wife Block

Follow the traditional hand piecing instructions, join the 8-A pieces together as shown in the diagram.


Make 2 halves.

Sew the 2 halves together in one continuous seam.


Sew the B pieces around the outside using one continuous piece of thread.


Finger press.

Piece 1 C, 1 CR and D together as shown in the diagram.


Make 4.

Sew these pieces to the outside of the block as shown in the diagram.


Piece E and F together as shown in the diagram.


Make 4.

Sew these pieces to the corners of the block.



Press carefully. This block should measure 12 ½” square and look like this once complete.


As I have mentioned in my earlier posts, feel free to experiment with your own fabric placement. Here are some basic quilt layouts you can try.

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I would love to see your work, so remember share your creations using the #suedaleyclassics hashtag on social media.

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