Thursday, May 7, 2020

Farmall Tractor Quilt

Gail made this fun Farmall Tractor wall hanging using a fabric panel by Print Concepts called Farmall Hometown Life.  She made it to hang at their family farm which has been in the family for over a 100 years.  Her dad had a Farmall tractor so I'm sure will bring back great memories for everyone that sees it hanging at the farm.

Gail added fussy cut stars and flying geese in the border for extra details.

It has been so windy here so I was excited to get a few good shots of it on this fence rail.  Most of my pictures looked like this...

and this!


  1. A wonderful panel, super borders, and what memories they will all have. I grew up on a small farm, 100 acres, a good size back in the 1940's and '50's, but today would be called a large lifestyle block. Dad had a Fordson tractor, after starting there with a horse and sledge, and graduated to a Fordson Major, with all rubber tyres, thought this was the best, after the first one had two steel tyres. I drove both of them, feeding out the hay and silage, They would be vintage collectors items now!!!

    1. Thanks Nancy. I grew up in Toronto but spent most of our weekends and summers at 'The Farm' where my Dad was raised in Grey County. Our family has been on the property at since the 1850s. His Farmall H still sits in the drive shed where he left it over 40 years ago but my husband fires it up most summers for a ride around the concession. I have memories of walking along behind it picking stones with my mother and siblings or watching it power the threshing machine during harvest. I was happy to find this panel and pleased with Kathy's quilting

    2. The hay making, we fitted in with maybe 4 other farms, and at first there was a contractor who came with the baling machine, doing all farms in rotation, then one neighbour had his own, a Holland one, oblong bales, easy to handle, with the green or fawn baling twine automatically wrapped round the lone edges, two lots, and Dad always had his pocket knife to cut the twine when we faed out the hay. These days, those huge round bales wrapped in plastic and you need a special trailer for them. Your winters would be so cold with a lot of snow I guess, we did get frosts where I grew up but no snow, and even now where we have lived for 20 years in the same small town, had snow once on the lawn in that was once in the 50 years of the town's history.

  2. That's just adorable. I love the added blocks in the border.