It's time for another episode of
Farm Girl Fridays!
Today we are talking about my
This was one of the
very first blocks to design
for the book…
gingham is classic farm girl style
and you all know how much I love my gingham:)
Someday I'll be making a big quilt
just from my gingham blocks
but for right now…
I'm happy with my gingham runner!
I love how it looks on my table.
I made the centerpieces by painting
4 large tomato sauce cans and
then wrapping them in burlap and lace.
I put a vintage milk bottle in each can
and put daisies in each one.
A simple farm girl style project!
Instructions for my Gingham block
are on page 36 of my book
Farm Girl Vintage
If you want to join our sew along
to grab a copy and get started!
I decided to make a cute little project
starting with the 12" Gingham block:)
A tip about choosing fabric for this block
is that you need to make sure that
there is plenty of contrast between
the two colors…
otherwise you will lose the gingham look:)
I started out by cutting
the squares for the block
and then cut a few more to add an extra row
Making it a 14" block instead...
because I wanted to make a pillow and
I already had a pillow form that size:)
I chose these two cute prints by my friend
Pam's Pam Kitty Garden Collection
for the envelope pillow back.
I often use this method for the back of my pillows because
its easy to take the pillow form out…
And turn them into wall art!
These photos are from my book
and it includes instructions on
exactly how I do the back of my pillows:)
I chose to use red for the binding.
I think it finished super cute and
was super fast and simple to make!
I can also use it as a
cute little table topper
in my farm girl kitchen...
Or insert the pillow form and
have a super cute pillow!
Every farm girl kitchen
should have a gingham pillow:)
Next farm girl block
for this week is on page 35 and is my
Another classic and super simple one.
I chose to make scrappy flying geese
and name the block Furrows
to represent the look of a pasture after
it's just been plowed and ready for planting!
Last night I decided to whip up a few 12" Furrows blocks.
I grabbed my 3 1/2" scrappy stash basket
and quickly cut some geese:)
Chain pieced them...
And soon they were ready to be sewn into
(background is Swiss Dots by Riley Blake in Navy)
I made 9 blocks and laid them out on the floor
for placement auditions.
Each block represents a plowed pasture.
I turned each block a different direction and
now I have 9 scrappy happy acres
plowed and ready for planting!
I could easily add more blocks to this quilt
but I just may stop here because a
36" square quilt would be a super cute table topper!
Thanks for joining me for week ten
of my Farm Girl Fridays Sew Along...
to see the schedule and to
visit this weeks guest bloggers!
Now go put on some
gingham and plow your fields!