Are you ready for week six of
Farm Girl Friday?
Let's get started:)
Grab your Farm Girl Vintage
book and turn to page 22.
We are going to be playing with
This is a simple block in design
and is easy to put together.
It's made up of four traditional snowball blocks…
and I added an "intersection"
to form the look of a roadway that you might
find way out in the country!
For the block sample in the book
I used the same fabric for all 4 snowballs
but I just knew all along that
I would be doing a scrappy version
for our sew along!
It takes no time at all for me to
cut out scrappy blocks
because of the way that I
save, cut, store and more importantly
USE my leftovers.
If you've never read about
my scrap saving method…
if you want to know more:)
I also have a YouTube tutorial
that I've done from
my studio showing you.
You can find the link
to those on the top
right sidebar here on my blog.
I decided to make nine
6" Scrappy Crossroads blocks
and make them into a
scrappy happy cushion:)
I cut out all of the pieces and
laid them out onto one of my design boards.
Then I started sewing away on the snowballs!
One scrappy happy block!
I had 9 scrappy happy
Country Crossroads blocks.
I laid them out for placement
on a larger design board
and then sewed them together.
When I sewed my nine 6" blocks together
I ended up with an 18" square…
but it would be super cute in the 12" block size as well
and it would finish a 36" square:)
By the way…
I pressed all of my seams open:)
Then I cut 2 strips of the background fabric
3" x 18 1/2"
and sewed to the sides.
Then I cut 2 more strips
3" x 23 1/2"
and sewed to the top and bottom.
My cushion finished at 23" square
and I used a 24" pillow form
because I like my pillows stuffed full:)
I decided to use a scrappy binding.
I cut 16 - 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips.
I joined them together end to end
and pressed my seams open.
to see my scrappy binding tutorial:)
I prepared my binding…
and kept it in a stack of cute little
vintage toy mixing bowls
while quilting the pillow top:)
All bound and ready for the cushion insert!
It looks super cute on the
minty green chair
that my Grandma Crane gave to me:)
Now for our second block…
turn to page 21 of
And let's make a
Corn and Tomatoes block!
I love red and yellow together
and I love fresh corn and
REAL tomatoes fresh from the garden
(I don't care for the fake ones that they sell in the chain grocery stores:(
This block is one of the
very easiest in the book.
Only a few pieces and
a few colors but
I think it packs a punch…
I also think that this block
would be a great scrappy quilt
in all different color combinations
but that will have to want for another day
when I have a few less deadlines:)
I made another 12" block using Feed Company fabric.
Now I have 4 so far for my Square Dance
quilt on page 118.
Thanks for sewing along
with me this week!
Don't forget to use these hashtags
when posting your blocks
on social media:
Be sure to visit this weeks guest bloggers
and also go see Kimberly and the Girls
to see their Farm Girl blocks so far!
Chat at you next week!