My reasons for not joining were the lack of time and overabundance of projects in progress already and the fact that the templates came on a cd in the back of the book. I figured it probably would not work on my MAC, then I saw this. Yes, some kind soul put them all in a pdf file.
So I logged on to amazon.com and bought it. It came last week and I was immediately struck by the letters in the book. They are answers to the question The Farmer's Wife magazine posed in 1922, "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, want her to marry a farmer?"
I thought I'd try to share a little excerpt from the answer letters each week when I show you my blocks. This comes from "Mrs. J. E. F." of Valley County, Montana: "How beautiful our home was! If only of logs, covered in summer with wild clematis vine. I told our doctor that after five o'clock on winter nights we became New York millionaires for we had our easy chairs, a big fireplace and good books. We could not have had more in a mansion."
Since I am catching up a bit, I did five blocks. It turns out this is the perfect project for me. The history of the letters combined with the variety in the blocks. I have a tendency to get bored mid way through projects, but with 111 unique projects I can't wait to try the next one! After struggling with the color scheme vs. scrappy question, I decided to use all shades of aqua, green and gray with just a little bit of orange. Here they are:
 Attic Windows
 Autumn Tints
 Basket Weave
 Bat Wing
 Big Dipper
I skipped  Basket. Couldn't decide on a fabric selection!
So, have you joined along yet?