Friday, January 24, 2020

Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along - Farm Girl Friday's - Week Thirteen!!


Good morning and welcome back to the 





We are using my latest book





And Farm Girl Vintage Fabric...



And making 2 Farm Girl Blocks each week:)


The first Farm Girl Block
 for this week is
 MAMA'S APPLIQUE 
on page 85 of the book.

You know that I grew up on a farm and
 also in a quilting family and so 
of course along with pieced blocks...
 also appliqué blocks were a 
large part of my life on the farm.
Of course I had to name a block
 after my Mom's applique!

She often appliquéd farm animal blocks 
for baby quilts and when the top 
was finished we would
 put it on the quilting frames...
make a luncheon...
 and invite everybody over to quilt it:)



I made 2 of the blocks in
 6" size for the sampler quilt on the cover.

Because there are 50 Farm Girl Blocks 
needed for the quilt and there are
 45 Farm Girl Blocks in the book
 I'm hoping that you will use 5 
of the Farm Girl Blocks from
 my first Farm Girl Book:)


Remember the small sampler quilt
 that I told you about?
I am using twelve 6" blocks from the book.



I made a 6" Mama's Applique
 this week to add...


And now I have four!
I'll show you each block that I make
 to add to my sampler as I make them:)


The next Farm Girl Block is 
MAMA'S APRON
on page 86 of the book.
Most grandma's wore aprons and so did mine...
but my mom always did too. 
She wore one when she cooked...
cleaned the house and did the laundry.
And she still does!!

My mom taught me and my sisters how to sew.
The first thing that she taught me 
how to make was an apron and 
I have loved making them ever since:)


I've already showed you the new kitchen
 quilt that I'm making using the large
 Mix and Match setting from the book.

I need fifteen 12" Farm Girl Blocks
 for the quilt and I'm of course 
including Mama's Apron.
I have 10 blocks made so far:)


This week I made another block 
from my first
 to add to my quilt as well.



PIE CHERRIES 
from page 54 of that book.


This is my small kitchen quilt made with
 6" blocks and alternate
 Mix and Match Blocks.
I'm making the large kitchen quilt 
with no alternate blocks...
all 15 will be a kitchen themed block.



I also made a large Mix and Match Quilt
 using 15 of the Mama's Apron Blocks.

Pictured above are all 3 of the large
 Mix and Match Quilts that are 
in the book but that is just a
 jumping off point for you to 
create your own...
 using any of my Farm Girl Blocks in 
any combination that you want to.

As I always say...
"you are the boss of your own quilt!"








I hope you have fun with your
 Farm Girl Blocks this week and I hope
 that I have planted a few ideas
 about more Farm Girl Vintage quilts
 and projects you may want to make!!

I'll be back here next week 
with two more blocks:)
xx
Lori





Friday, January 17, 2020

Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along - Farm Girl Friday's - Week Twelve!!


Good morning!
Welcome to week 12 of our quilt along:)





We are sewing from my latest book





And sewing with Farm Girl Vintage Fabric...


And making all 45 Farm Girl Blocks 
from the book.
We are sewing 2 blocks each week.



The first Farm Girl Block is 
LAZY DAISY on page 81 of the book.

I designed this block after the
 embroidery stitch by the same name.

My Grandma taught me to do that stitch 
when I was in first grade...
and boy I sure thought I had it made!
 That stitch introduced me to embroidery
 and I still love making those
 "magic loops" lol

I styled this photo with 
some of my vintage daisy pins
 from the 60's.
I just love them!! 
They are so vintagey happy!

The jewelry box came from a thrift shop
 and I painted it in my 
Farm Girl Chalky Paint...
using my color PICKET FENCE


I teamed up with the amazing 
2 Chicks and a Toolbelt Company
 because I love their paint so much!

I have curated 18 colors 
that match my fabrics and what
 I call my unique
farmhouse/cottage decorating style.


I love to re-paint vintage finds!
I often go junking at 
thrift shops and flea markets...
I've found some really cute old 
jewelry boxes for just a few dollars.

It's so easy to bring them home 
and put a coat of paint on them...
when dry sand the edges and let the
 original stain color show through
 for that perfect vintage look.

Of course I keep vintage jewelry 
in mine...like my Daisy pins:)



I painted wooden spoons in all
 18 colors in my collection of 
Farm Girl Chalky Paint
I use them like you would 
a paint sample card:)
I've been known to take them 
to the furniture store for matching!!


Here are the 6 warm colors...


The 6 cool colors...



And the 6 neutral colors.



I love how they all look together
 and that I can paint small things 
as well as large pieces of furniture 
and all of my quilts match too!!

You can see my home and some of 
my painted furniture pieces 
in the photos of my book.


Okay...back to the LAZY DAISY Block:)

I made a 6" block and I 
made this one in daisy pink!



I'm going to be making a 
small sampler quilt using 
12 of the blocks from the book.



I also made a CROSS STITCH Block
 from page 37...



And an EVENING STAR Block from page 45.

I have 3 so far and I'm off to a good start!

I'll show you as I add more blocks.


I'm actually going to use a 
Mix and Match setting from my first
It's the County Fair setting 
and it is on page 112 of the book.

I made 2 versions of the small setting 
for the book photo shoot...
but there are many possibilities...
all you need are 12 - 6" blocks!

It's a simple setting and it 
really allows the blocks 
to take center stage.



One of the quilts that I made
 I used Nutmeg Solid for the background 
and 12 scrappy happy 
SPRING STAR Farm Girl Blocks.
Spring Star is on page 62 of my first
 Farm Girl Vintage Book.

I finished off this quilt with
 red gingham binding from my original
 Sew Cherry Fabric collection.

And yes...
I painted the mason jars and then 
added burlap and lace...
however back then I did not have 
my own paint collection so I had to 
mix it to match my decor...
now it's so much easier to have 
my colors already in the jar
 for my next vintagey re-do:)



Here is the other quilt that I made
 from that setting using my 
MILKING DAY Farm Girl Block.
It's on page 45 of the first
 Farm Girl Vintage Book:)
Scrappy happy little milk cans!


I love the Mix and Match quilt settings 
from both books...and I especially love
 that all 90 Farm Girl Blocks
 from both books will 
work in all of them:)


Our next Farm Girl Block is 
LITTLE ACORN 
on page 83 of the book.

What a fun block!

I have always loved acorns 
and the English proverb...

"From Little Acorns Do Mighty Oaks Grow"


I could make these 
Little Acorn Blocks all day!


They are fast and easy to cut...


As well as fast and easy to sew:)


I used them in the 
October Skies Quilt...


And I am also making a small
 Mix and Match Quilt using the 6" blocks.
The pattern for this setting 
is on page 156 of the book. 
I'm using the Sixteen Patch Block
 for the alternates in this one.

I taped my blocks to the wall
 to show you because my design wall is
 currently "BUSY" holding
other projects right now LOL


Another idea is that you could
 just make 4 Little Acorn Blocks 
and 5 Sixteen Patch Blocks 
for a cute 21" square table topper:)


I hope y'all are having sew much fun 
with your Farm Girl Blocks each week.

In every post I strive to inspire you
 by showing all kinds of
 ways to use them...
as well as show you some of 
my vintagey re-do ideas:)

I'll be back next week with
 more ideas and two more blocks!
xx
Lori







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