I realize that it's been a long time since I have posted anything about the
but I just wanted to let ya'll know that I'm still on the farm...
And I'm still enjoying being a Farmer's Wife!
So anyhoo...I wanted to use some vintage
fabric in my quilt.
So I decided to use a red and gray combo for
#14 because my very favorite
vintage fabric that my grandma
gave to me is in red and gray.
She was a farmers wife for reals...and I thought it only fitting to include some of her fabric in my Farmers Wife quilt.
The fabric came from her stash that she had for a long time!...she thought it was from about 1950.
It's one of several that she gave to me
that are in 4 yard cuts.
When I asked her why
she always bought 4 yards...
"Well...that's how much it took to
make a house dress"
Because the blocks are only 6 inches finished...the pieces of the floral aren't very large but I really liked the way it turned out. I have always loved red with gray...
and I think the touch of green
adds a nice pop!
I decided to play with the color combo and set up a little vignette around my quilt block for a photograph.
I usually take pictures in my studio so I grabbed a few sewing related things in there that are red, gray and green.
A fun pair of vintage sewing scissors...
Of course I used my red gingham
I collect vintage toy irons and this green one fit into my little vignette perfectly:)
I added a few old spools of thread
in red, gray and green...
A very old thimble from
and a sprinkling of green vintage buttons.
I love playing with color...especially using vintage color combinations!
Butterfly at the Crossroads
Gray stripe - Cherry Fizz
Red solid - Sew Cherry
Tiny red floral - ?
Gray floral - (my grandma)
I'll be making another block soon to show you!
I hope that you all have a
quilty kind of day my friends:)