Friday, April 3, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage is Here - New Sew Along too!!!


I'm so excited to announce
 that my latest book is finally here!!!


by
Lori Holt
of
Bee in my Bonnet


Published by It's Sew Emma
(A Division of Fat Quarter Shop)

I LOVE working with the It's Sew Emma team!!!




I was so happy to open my very first copy….



And check out each and every project...



and each and every photo!!!
And YES!…it has a spiral binding
just like my first book

I can't wait for you 
to get your copy 
of Farm Girl Vintage
and to start
our Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along!

Every Friday here on my blog
I will be posting
that weeks block/blocks
along with tips
and inspiration for 
those particular blocks.



Add this button to your
blog side bar 
if you are participating
or use it on Instagram 
along with the hashtag
Farm Girl Fridays
to announce your participation!

We will be starting on
 Friday May 1st….
and ending in October.
So for 6 months…
 Friday's here 
on on my Instagram will 
officially be called
 #Farm Girl Fridays



Just in case you haven't heard…
I selected 50 fat quarters from 
several different designers and fabric companies
to compile this special
Farm Girl Vintage FQBundle
available exclusively at 


Many of you asked for my
 fabric choices and colors I used
for the projects in my book
so this is my answer!
A good start to build 
your own farm girl stash:)

to get started!




For the sew along we
 will be sewing all 45 Farm Girl blocks…
and we will have
 45 different bloggers as well!
Each will spotlight 
one block on their blog:)
We will be doing
 1-2 blocks per week…
with a few farm girl 
surprises thrown in 
by me along the way!


"You are the boss of your own quilt" 
so you
can choose to do either the
 6" or 12" size…
or both!

You can choose to 
make the Farm Girl Sampler 
just like in the book...






Or use your blocks 
to make one of my simple settings...



Or even make the queen size 
Scrappy Haystack Sampler!



Each block is fun to make on it's own...













And you just may end up making every
 project in the book just like I did!

I can't wait to get started…
but until then…
I hope you'll pick a project or two
from Farm Girl Vintage
and start playing!!

Have a quilty kind of day…
xx
Lori



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77 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

Exciting! I get to play along! Its going to be a ton of fun! xo

Darlene said...

Good Morning, Lori. I'm going to make a block or two today - I just can't wait till May 1. teehee I'm off work every Friday so if I can't make one later I won't be behind. :-)

I have loved that sampler quilt since you first showed the cover of the book!

Actually all the projects are wonderful.

Off to sew - have a fabulous Farm Girl Friday!

Darlene said...

Good Morning, Lori. I'm going to make a block or two today - I just can't wait till May 1. teehee I'm off work every Friday so if I can't make one later I won't be behind. :-)

I have loved that sampler quilt since you first showed the cover of the book!

Actually all the projects are wonderful.

Off to sew - have a fabulous Farm Girl Friday!

Darlene said...

Good Morning, Lori. I'm going to make a block or two today - I just can't wait till May 1. teehee I'm off work every Friday so if I can't make one later I won't be behind. :-)

I have loved that sampler quilt since you first showed the cover of the book!

Actually all the projects are wonderful.

Off to sew - have a fabulous Farm Girl Friday!

CaroleM said...

Looks wonderful! Congrats on your new book

Amanda Fagan said...

Yaaaayyyy!! Oh, I mean yee-haw!!! I can't wait!! So excited you're doing a sewalong!!

ferne said...

I just heard my book is on it's way! I love the hot pad collection...can't wait to join in on the fun!

Cotton Blossom said...

I'm so excited! I got my book yesterday and it made my day. Can't wait to get started. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Amanda Niederhauser said...

This is so much fun! I can't wait to get started! I love the quilt but I also LOVE each block on it's own!

Debbie said...

I can't wait. I'm so excited for this book, and I'm so excited you did a spiral bound on it like Quilty Fun.

Sheila said...

This looks exciting. I don't do Instagram. Will you be using this blog with links to other blogs as well as Instagram?

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Congratulations Lori! It's so darling! I have always be a farmgirl at heart! xox Maryjane

New Mom of Twins said...

This sounds like such a fun opportunity for me to learn new techniques!!! Do we need to have your book to be able to start the sew-along?

Northern Deb said...

My quilt shop ordered a bunch of your books so that we could do the cover quilt as a bom...cant wait till the books are in. I'll be teaching it starting in June and also doing the sew along. Love it!๐Ÿ˜

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Off to Instagram to join! So excited! I am going big! Bring on the queen size!

Mary Revere said...

I'm not on Instagram, don't wish to be, is there another way to join in on the sew-along please?

thatcraftycara.com said...

I'm totally joining the quilt along!

Cathy Kizerian said...

Woo-hoo! I got my book yesterday (such quick shipping!) and I`m convinced it is what lifted me up out my spring cold doldrums! I cannot wait to get started! Six inch....twelve inch. Decisions, decisions! Maybe I sill start with a Farm Girl Bib, so I don`t drool all over my book..... :-)

Kris Bolick said...

Just got my book delivered. Love, love it!
I am a city kid raised by a farm girl, my mom would have loved your book too!

Angie May said...

Sounds so fun! I'm hoping to have my book in the mail today when I get home from work. Now I need to figure out how to get that button :)

Kristal said...

My book came yesterday! While waiting for it I've been collecting fabric, so I'm all ready!

Mary said...

Just waiting for my Book to arrive, Maybe today...Love the Lamb block. This MARY needs to make that one first!

Lani @ Simply Fresh Vintage said...

Got my book today! Can't wait! This is going to be a ton of fun :) <3

45th Parallel Quilter said...

My book arrived today and I IMMEDIATELY made a cuppa and sat down to read it ... CAN'T WAIT!! What a treasure-trove of patterns, ideas, colors ... you've outdone yourself, Lori! Linda

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Your book is on its way to me via the Fat Quarter Shop! I am so excited for it to arrive. I will be sewing along with you this summer and fall!

Susan said...

I received mine yesterday and absolutely love it. So many projects I'd like to make. If I can get a table and chair to set up my sewing machine, I may join the quilt-along. It's kind of advanced for my skills. And if I have the extra money, I'd love to grab a Farm Girl bundle. I may just have to make do with what I have (which I'm happy to say includes a lot of your fabric). Whatever I do, I will be following along. :)

elizabeth said...

I just got mine yesterday and I haven't been able to put it down! I did go to American Quilting today to get some fabric to add to my stash. I can't wait to start on some projects! This book is so much fun!!! :-)

Rosie said...

I am thrilled with my book! It just makes me feel so happy to look at all the eye candy.
Can't wait to get started.

Anonymous said...

I just wondered if you have a favourite brand and colour of white you used for the background fabric. I have all my fabrics ready but will wait for my book to arrive so I can see how much white I need.
Thanks -Sarah (from NZ explains my spelling)

Dawn said...

I'm a Farm girl at heart so this is perfick. ..I can't wait to get my copy...its winging its way to South Australia. ..I can't wait.

Christine S said...

My book came today and I love it! It's so well put together and a girl could keep busy all year with it! Excited for the sew along. I have tons of vintage fabrics from my mom that will work perfectly! :)

Patty C. said...

If i owned just one completed quilt my life would be complete - even if it was tiny - lolol Your blog is an inspiration - just beautiful !!!!

Jennifer said...

Congrats, Lori! Your book looks like so much fun! And can I just say, hooray for spiral bound!!!! Love when a book can lay open when you are following instructions.

Sigi G said...

Congratulations Lori - on your new book!! My book is in the mail and I CAN'T wait to hold it in my hands!! Looking forward to your sew along, and.....to making many, many more of all the blocks and quilts over time. Thank you Lori and Sew Emma and Fat Quarter Shop for all the time and effort it took to bring this beautiful book into being. It will be treasured!!!

Whichcrafts said...

Congratulations on your new book - it looks awesome. Also I really like the fact that it is spiral bound.

Alison Christensen said...

Your new book was waiting for me when I got home from a trip yesterday. I love it! Can't wait to start on a project, but it will be hard to choose which one first. Love all the possibilities.

All About Andrea said...

My book arrived while I'm still on vacation! I can't wait to see it when I arrive home :)

MinnieQuilts said...

WOW! My book arrived on Friday and I can hardly wait to start on my first block. Lori, you and Fat Quarter Shop's-- It's Sew Emma--make a GREAT team. Both of you are the best! I, too, love the spiral binding. Looking forward to the Sew Along. I did the Quilty Sew Along and anxiously awaited Monday's blog. My quilt won a blue ribbon in our local quilt show. BEE HAPPY brought me many hours of happiness. It hangs on my sewing room wall! I'm looking forward to Friday's blog and many more hours of happiness working on my Farm Girl Vintage quilt. I love FGV because you see, I'm 72 and it brings back many wonderful memories of when I was a much loved little girl growing up on my grandparents' farm. My husband loves your book, too. You see, we have retired to the farm where his great-grandparents settled. THANKS Lori for your wonderful book and memories.

Cindi Young said...

I was so excited when my book arrived! The next day I picked fabric out. I will be taking this to my Quilt Guild Retreat in two weeks. I might just have to make two, that way I can follow along with the quilt along! Yippee!!!

Ann H. said...

I got my copy yesterday! WooHoo! Such a fun book, can't wait to get started. Thank you Lori!

Jan Jones said...

So excited! Congratulations on the new book -should top the best seller's list with all of us preordering! Just received it & am thrilled to take it with me to retreat this week. All signed up for the sewalong too.

Donna Hollingsworth said...

I received my book yesterday and I am sooooooo excited to get started! It is wonderful!!!

Marsha said...

I got my copy yesterday too! It kept me busy all evening. I really liked the very beginning with pictures of your family. To me that made it extra special. Hopefully, I will sew along. Congratulations, it's a beautiful book.

Melanie said...

Hello! I really enjoyed perusing the book last night, and it made me laugh to realize that my idea of a great Friday night is a cup of tea and a quilting book - and blessed with a husband who thinks it's cute!

I have to say I really like the lay out of the book; the use of the blocks is very clever and the suggestions are wonderful, not to mention easy to figure out. I have so many ideas already! I'm going to whip up a few blocks just for fun while waiting for the sew-a-long.

Liz said...

I received my book a few days ago. I just have to say that each of your books have been beautifully put together! The pictures, illustrations, instructions - everything is so very well done. Can't wait to get started on some projects from this new one. Congratulations!

Jane said...

Book is on it's way and I ordered the fabric bundle this morning!!!!!!!!! Cannot wait! Posted the button on my blog and will head to Instagram too!
http://janekuchuk.blogspot.ca

Anonymous said...

Started playing! Just finished a 6" Haystack. This quilting newbie was pretty happy with the result. It looks great - if I do say so myself.

Judy in MI

Kris Bolick said...

I just got my book. Love It!

Dana said...

Just got my book today. It is wonderful! The Silo barn pattern is first on my list. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us!

gibbygoo56 said...

I adore your style. Every block is so adorable. I have to get this book!

Natureluvr57 said...

I just received my book too and love all the designs. Not on Instagram either :( I love the tractor and pinwheels. Thinking of a pretty hot pink tractor! I love canning jars and have a stash of fruit and veggie fabric to go in them.

Helen L said...

I just got my book about 2 days ago and it is wonderful!!! Great job Lori, and I'll try to keep up with the QAL!!

A Bear Mountain Pattern said...

I love this book, and all the beautiful colors, and projects and possibilities.
I received my book last week and have lots of fabrics pulled and ready to go.
Thank you for this group and this fun sew-along.
I also love love love the smaller blocks on their own. I am thinking of doing them as a garland in my dining room.
Can't wait to get started,,,thank you again

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

One of my blog readers linked over and purchased this. Now it will be my turn! So pretty!!

Merrilee said...

Love my book and my Mom and sister were here today and we debated on our favorite blocks! (teapot for Mom, chick for me, star for my sister) I think I'm going to HAVE to do the block-along! Love the great pics, step by step directions, and all the different options- this is a great book. I'm a farm girl too so really warms my heart. Thank you Lori!

Merrilee said...

Love this book- so many blocks, so many options! And I'm a farm girl too so all the blocks resonate. I want to make that whole bassinet full just like your picture!

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

I've already got your book and anxious to start the blocks. I am going to use the house block for my quilt guild for this month. Congratulations on the book.

Kristin from Minnesota said...

Thanks Lori for another sew along. Got my book last week and have read it a few times already, just dreaming of all the possibilities.

Sue B said...

I am in Australia and cant wait for my book to arrive. I pre-ordered it as I loved your last one quilty fun. I have ordered some 1930's fqs to make mine ,so it will be very girly.

Beth Brown said...

I ordered mine yesterday! I love that it is spiral bound!

Jeanna said...

This looks like a lot of fun!

I'm off to the FQS website now!!!!

Raewyn said...

As a 'stitchingfarmgirl' I am so tempted ...... :-) The blocks and quilt are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!
I just received mine in the mail today and I am in love. I can't decide where to start because they all are sooo adorable. Hands down my favorite quilt book so far.

Jo Anne said...

I'm so excited for Farm Girl Friday's to begin. I am in! May can't come soon enough��. Just one question - how many yards of background fabric will I need?

Debbie Booth said...

Lori, I can't wait to get your new book. All the pictures make me ready to get started. Love your color choices, and the last picture of the yellow hutch with all those quilts just make me swoon! Hahaha...I have an old white armoire filled with my grandmother's quilts and I treasure all of them. I wish you the best with this book, I know you are inspiring women everywhere to create something beautiful in their world!
Blessings,
Debbie
Ribbonwood Cottage

katherine said...

I just received my copy of your new book in the mail and i can't take my eyes off of it. The instructions are excellent and the photos are beautiful. I can't wait to start making a new quilt using your book.

Freda's Hive said...

Gonna get my book. I think the little quilts are the cutest.

Jilly said...

My copy arrived on my doorstep today here in the UK. Just off to bed to read through it. So excited and so many projects to sew... ๐Ÿ˜Š

Susan robbins said...

I can't wait to do Farm Girl Friday's! I thought there was a list of the fabrics in the fat quarter bundle. I am getting impatient, I want to start cutting!

Jane @ Handiworking.com said...

I love everything about this new book and want to make it all ... so happy to have it! Beautifully done, Lori!

Wysteria said...

Hi Lori,
So excited to join my first SEW ALONG!As I love to surround my Kindergarteners with vintage love!
tnplkinder.blogspot.com

Diane Motley said...

Got my book ...it is truly lovely.
Purchased my pin dot fabric yesterday and had a nice conversation with the shop owner about her very now Sew Along with Farm Girl Vintage. I can't wait for Friday to come!

Brenda Ferguson said...

Received my book, got my Farm Girl Vintage fat quarter, Expecting mini dot back ground fabric tomorrow. "Bee Prepared" So happy we're all doing this together!

Carla(OMA) said...

Wow! I just bought BOTH of your books!! Quilt u Fun and Farm Girl Vintage. Absolutely gorgeous books and patterns. And now I want to buy a yard of ALL the FGV fabrics- never mind fat quarters! Gimme all of them! They look so retro and yet such good quality. I'm a new quilter so it's going to take me a while. Keep it up Lori

Michele Willand said...

Starting Farm Girl Vintage tonight as BOM. We cannot wait!!! Your fabric and pattern book are soooo beautiful. Thank you for such gorgeous gifts of talent!!

Kathy said...

Starting on my farm girl vintage. I am a country girl at heart. Grew up with a horse, cows and chickens.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Woohooo I have just bought the book for my birthday and loving it....going to start soon!

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