Thanks for visiting my blog today...
For our Farm Girl Friday's Week Six!
We are using my newest book
Farm Girl Vintage 2
And Farm Girl Vintage Fabric...
And making 2 Farm Girl Blocks each week:)
Last week we made the
Cross Stitch Block
Curious Crow Block...
Today's first Farm Girl Block
for this week is
on page 41 of the book.
I named this block after my Dad of course!...
my childhood memories are chock full of
Dad on his tractor and he taught me
to drive on a tractor too:)
I'm happy to say that I can still
find him on his tractor when I
go home for a visit...
either that or taking the water turn:)
For the sampler quilt in the book
I made my block 12" and used
green fabric for a John Deere...
but then I made a 6" red Farm All Tractor
and put it into one of my
Farm Girl Pin Pillows on page 196.
These Pin Pillows are sew fun!
You can use any of the
45 - 6" Farm Girl Blocks
or any of the 45 from the first book:)
I also had fun with the 6" red tractors
and made them into one of my small
Mix and Match Quilts
on page 156 of the book.
This size is the cutest for a baby quilt...
it's crib sized or a super cute wall quilt.
Remember that just because this one
is the small sizes quilt...
it could also be made using
12" Farm Girl Blocks and then
it would be a twin size!!
I used the "Two by Four"
Mix and Match Block for the
alternate block in this quilt.
Speaking of Mix and Match Blocks...
Let's talk about
scrappy happy sewing for a minute:)
On page 155 in the book there are
3 Mix and Match Blocks
to use with the Farm Girl Blocks.
This one above is called Quarter Pasture.
Remember a few weeks ago when I
showed you that I have been
sewing squares (2" squares)
together for my latest
starters and stoppers project?
I have been sewing them together
in sets of two...
And then making them into four patch blocks.
I have been making
7" Quarter Pasture Blocks
for my latest
Scrappy Happy Bonus Quilt
They are the ones that I used
in the small Mix and Match Quilt
for my kitchen:)
I used my chicken tracks fabric
for the center strips in that quilt
but for my new Bonus Quilt I've been
using one of my new
Confetti Cotton Solids...
I love how the block looks
with a solid color
for those center strips too!
Here's a pile of my progress...
I've been using up my
2" and 1 1/2" scrappy squares.
So far I have about 1/4 of the
quilt top completed...
I'm going to make it a queen size
for the bed in our trailer:)
Any of the 3 Mix and Match Blocks
are perfect for
scrappy bonus quilt sewing...
a super fun way to
use your stash to make
happy patchwork quilts!
I included this picture of my
Scrappy Project Planner
with my photo of the tractor
because inside of it is
where I outline my
complete method of sewing scrappy.
I'm always getting emails about my method...
so I'm just reminding you that inside my planner I explain in detail:
How I buy fabric...
What sizes I cut it and why...
How I store it...
and more importantly ...
How I USE my scrappy stash every time I sew.
(I also included 6 more scrappy quilt patterns in there for you!!)
Okay!Let's talk about the next
Farm Girl Block for this week:
is on page 45 of the book.
This is a great scrappy block as well!
I simply adore star blocks and
I think this one definitely says country:)
In the instructions I show you my
easy method of making
quarter square triangles...
four at one time...
which makes constructing
this block a breeze!
I made mine in the 6" size
for the sampler quilt.
I also used 5 of them in
12" size for the
October Skies Quilt:)
I hope you have fun making your two
Farm Girl Blocks this week...
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I'll see you right back here
next week and I'll chat with you
about the next two Farm Girl Blocks!