Can you believe that we are
already 3 months into our sew along?
Time sure does fly
when your having fun…right?
It still is not too late to join in
so grab your book
Because we still have
3 more months to go!
There are a lot of projects
to plow through
in Farm Girl Vintage!
Our first block this week is
on page 39 of the book and is called
On every farm there is usually
some kind of kettle warming on the stove…
and traditionally the call for
"Kettle's On!" means it's time to
eat... sit for a spell ...
relax and visit:)
So way back when I was making my
6" Farm Girl blocks for my book…
(the sampler quilt on the cover)
I posted this photo as a sneak peek
on my Instagram... as I do a lot!
When I looked at it
from this angle I thought
Those cherries would be super cute
on the front of that kettle!
My Pie Cherries block is on page 54
and we will be doing that block in a few months…
but for right now…
I'm using it to make another
farm girl mash up block for our sew along:)
Except instead of Pie Cherries…
I made a pair of blueberries!
I sewed a 6" pie cherry block and
put it into a 12" kettle block:)
Here's how I did it...
I made a 6" Pie Cherries block
exactly as the cutting and instructions
on page 54 in my book...
and switched out the reds for navy's
to make blueberries for my kettle block:)
I used the same fabric for the block background
that I used for my kettle.
Then from that same aqua fabric
I cut 2 - 1" x 6 1/2"
and sewed to the top and bottom.
Then I cut 2 - 2 1/2" x 7 1/2" strips
and sewed to the sides.
Now it's the same size as
the (H) section for the 12" kettle block.
I cut the rest of the
Kettle's On block pieces
and stitched it up!
I added borders around the outside…
2- 2 1/2" x 12 1/2"
2- 2 1/2" x 16 1/2"
So that I can make
another pillow for my kitchen:)
It will be so cute
with my pillows from
previous Farm Girl Friday's...
Baby Chick Pillow from week 2
Gingham Pillow from week 10.
Of course this means that any of my
6" farm girl blocks will fit
into my 12" Kettle's On block:)
How about a Mama Hen teapot…
or Fresh Pears or Farmhouse?
A whole quilt of
6" blocks inside the 12" kettles
would be super cute!
That's another farm girl project
that goes on my to do list:)
Okay…now onto our next block for this week
on page 41 in my book.
I wanted to include a block that looked
similar to a window pane and sashings.
It brings back sweet childhood memories
of doing the dishes with my sisters.
We had a large window above our kitchen sink:)
I would look out the window overlooking our back pasture
where we kept the sheep.
Over to the left was the barn where we kept our
milk cow "BOSS" and also our pigs.
The horses were back in the very farthest pasture
to the right.
(my brother Brian riding Tempest)
I loved watching out that window as I worked…
and could often see
my dad on the tractor or my brothers
doing the "outside chores"
and couldn't wait until the dishes
were done and I could get out there too!
I LOVED growing up on a farm:)
I designed this block to be another super scrap busting block.
I decided to make several 6" blocks using my
2 1/2" squares and my 1 1/2" strips baskets.
I grabbed a cute text background from my
stash to use for all of the blocks.
I sewed four 2 1/2" squares together and
then trimmed them to the size
needed for the 6" block centers:)
That saves time so that I didn't need
to trim them down individually!
This is a super simple and super fast
block to make and in no time at all…
I had whipped up nine 6"
Kitchen Window blocks:)
I'm not finished yet…
I'm going to be making several more!
I think they would be cute as a small
Harvest Tablerunner on page 124 in my book
and also as a fun quilt.
Then I got to thinking again...
It would be fun to mix the
12" size with the 6" size for another
super fun scrappy happy farm girl quilt!
I haven't decided on the setting yet
but I like how this is looking:)
I guess thats it for me on
this week's Farm Girl Friday's blocks,
I hope I gave you a few ideas to work with!
Don't forget to visit our guest bloggers
to see what they have done too!
for the schedule:)
Have a super fun…
super happy farm girl kind of day!