And being the type of person I am, I had to start reading right away.... And pretty soon, reading wasn't enough and I had to start creating a new project! The only criteria that I'm giving myself is that I am going to use only fabric that I already have, and every block has to have an element of pink in it. Traditionally these blocks would have been made in earth tones, but those are not the colors that typically catch my eye, so they are a rare find in my fabric stash. Instead, I've decicided my Farmer's Wife quilt will be a bright and lively modern version of a classic.
Block #1 Attic Windows. Not sure how I ended up with a mirror image of the original pattern (?), but it's a keeper anyways.
Block #2 Autumn Tints. Note to self: if using directional fabric, try to keep the direction straight next time.
I also found a group on Yahoo that has lots of tips, tricks and pictures from other members who are making their own blocks and quilts from this book.