Friday, April 3, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage is Here - New Sew Along too!!!


I'm so excited to announce
 that my latest book is finally here!!!


by
Lori Holt
of
Bee in my Bonnet


Published by It's Sew Emma
(A Division of Fat Quarter Shop)

I LOVE working with the It's Sew Emma team!!!




I was so happy to open my very first copy….



And check out each and every project...



and each and every photo!!!
And YES!…it has a spiral binding
just like my first book

I can't wait for you 
to get your copy 
of Farm Girl Vintage
and to start
our Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along!

Every Friday here on my blog
I will be posting
that weeks block/blocks
along with tips
and inspiration for 
those particular blocks.



Add this button to your
blog side bar 
if you are participating
or use it on Instagram 
along with the hashtag
Farm Girl Fridays
to announce your participation!

We will be starting on
 Friday May 1st….
and ending in October.
So for 6 months…
 Friday's here 
on on my Instagram will 
officially be called
 #Farm Girl Fridays



Just in case you haven't heard…
I selected 50 fat quarters from 
several different designers and fabric companies
to compile this special
Farm Girl Vintage FQBundle
available exclusively at 


Many of you asked for my
 fabric choices and colors I used
for the projects in my book
so this is my answer!
A good start to build 
your own farm girl stash:)

to get started!




For the sew along we
 will be sewing all 45 Farm Girl blocks…
and we will have
 45 different bloggers as well!
Each will spotlight 
one block on their blog:)
We will be doing
 1-2 blocks per week…
with a few farm girl 
surprises thrown in 
by me along the way!


"You are the boss of your own quilt" 
so you
can choose to do either the
 6" or 12" size…
or both!

You can choose to 
make the Farm Girl Sampler 
just like in the book...






Or use your blocks 
to make one of my simple settings...



Or even make the queen size 
Scrappy Haystack Sampler!



Each block is fun to make on it's own...













And you just may end up making every
 project in the book just like I did!

I can't wait to get started…
but until then…
I hope you'll pick a project or two
from Farm Girl Vintage
and start playing!!

Have a quilty kind of day…
xx
Lori



79 comments:

  1. Exciting! I get to play along! Its going to be a ton of fun! xo

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  2. Good Morning, Lori. I'm going to make a block or two today - I just can't wait till May 1. teehee I'm off work every Friday so if I can't make one later I won't be behind. :-)

    I have loved that sampler quilt since you first showed the cover of the book!

    Actually all the projects are wonderful.

    Off to sew - have a fabulous Farm Girl Friday!

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  3. Good Morning, Lori. I'm going to make a block or two today - I just can't wait till May 1. teehee I'm off work every Friday so if I can't make one later I won't be behind. :-)

    I have loved that sampler quilt since you first showed the cover of the book!

    Actually all the projects are wonderful.

    Off to sew - have a fabulous Farm Girl Friday!

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  4. Good Morning, Lori. I'm going to make a block or two today - I just can't wait till May 1. teehee I'm off work every Friday so if I can't make one later I won't be behind. :-)

    I have loved that sampler quilt since you first showed the cover of the book!

    Actually all the projects are wonderful.

    Off to sew - have a fabulous Farm Girl Friday!

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  5. Looks wonderful! Congrats on your new book

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  6. Yaaaayyyy!! Oh, I mean yee-haw!!! I can't wait!! So excited you're doing a sewalong!!

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  7. I just heard my book is on it's way! I love the hot pad collection...can't wait to join in on the fun!

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  8. I'm so excited! I got my book yesterday and it made my day. Can't wait to get started. Thank you for all the inspiration.

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  9. This is so much fun! I can't wait to get started! I love the quilt but I also LOVE each block on it's own!

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  10. I can't wait. I'm so excited for this book, and I'm so excited you did a spiral bound on it like Quilty Fun.

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  11. This looks exciting. I don't do Instagram. Will you be using this blog with links to other blogs as well as Instagram?

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  12. Congratulations Lori! It's so darling! I have always be a farmgirl at heart! xox Maryjane

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  13. This sounds like such a fun opportunity for me to learn new techniques!!! Do we need to have your book to be able to start the sew-along?

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  14. My quilt shop ordered a bunch of your books so that we could do the cover quilt as a bom...cant wait till the books are in. I'll be teaching it starting in June and also doing the sew along. Love it!๐Ÿ˜

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  15. Off to Instagram to join! So excited! I am going big! Bring on the queen size!

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  16. I'm not on Instagram, don't wish to be, is there another way to join in on the sew-along please?

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  17. I'm totally joining the quilt along!

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  18. Woo-hoo! I got my book yesterday (such quick shipping!) and I`m convinced it is what lifted me up out my spring cold doldrums! I cannot wait to get started! Six inch....twelve inch. Decisions, decisions! Maybe I sill start with a Farm Girl Bib, so I don`t drool all over my book..... :-)

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  19. Just got my book delivered. Love, love it!
    I am a city kid raised by a farm girl, my mom would have loved your book too!

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  20. Sounds so fun! I'm hoping to have my book in the mail today when I get home from work. Now I need to figure out how to get that button :)

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  21. My book came yesterday! While waiting for it I've been collecting fabric, so I'm all ready!

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  22. Just waiting for my Book to arrive, Maybe today...Love the Lamb block. This MARY needs to make that one first!

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  23. Got my book today! Can't wait! This is going to be a ton of fun :) <3

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  24. My book arrived today and I IMMEDIATELY made a cuppa and sat down to read it ... CAN'T WAIT!! What a treasure-trove of patterns, ideas, colors ... you've outdone yourself, Lori! Linda

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  25. Your book is on its way to me via the Fat Quarter Shop! I am so excited for it to arrive. I will be sewing along with you this summer and fall!

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  26. I received mine yesterday and absolutely love it. So many projects I'd like to make. If I can get a table and chair to set up my sewing machine, I may join the quilt-along. It's kind of advanced for my skills. And if I have the extra money, I'd love to grab a Farm Girl bundle. I may just have to make do with what I have (which I'm happy to say includes a lot of your fabric). Whatever I do, I will be following along. :)

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  27. I just got mine yesterday and I haven't been able to put it down! I did go to American Quilting today to get some fabric to add to my stash. I can't wait to start on some projects! This book is so much fun!!! :-)

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  28. I am thrilled with my book! It just makes me feel so happy to look at all the eye candy.
    Can't wait to get started.

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  29. I just wondered if you have a favourite brand and colour of white you used for the background fabric. I have all my fabrics ready but will wait for my book to arrive so I can see how much white I need.
    Thanks -Sarah (from NZ explains my spelling)

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  30. I'm a Farm girl at heart so this is perfick. ..I can't wait to get my copy...its winging its way to South Australia. ..I can't wait.

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  31. My book came today and I love it! It's so well put together and a girl could keep busy all year with it! Excited for the sew along. I have tons of vintage fabrics from my mom that will work perfectly! :)

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  32. If i owned just one completed quilt my life would be complete - even if it was tiny - lolol Your blog is an inspiration - just beautiful !!!!

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  33. Congrats, Lori! Your book looks like so much fun! And can I just say, hooray for spiral bound!!!! Love when a book can lay open when you are following instructions.

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  34. Congratulations Lori - on your new book!! My book is in the mail and I CAN'T wait to hold it in my hands!! Looking forward to your sew along, and.....to making many, many more of all the blocks and quilts over time. Thank you Lori and Sew Emma and Fat Quarter Shop for all the time and effort it took to bring this beautiful book into being. It will be treasured!!!

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  35. Congratulations on your new book - it looks awesome. Also I really like the fact that it is spiral bound.

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  36. Your new book was waiting for me when I got home from a trip yesterday. I love it! Can't wait to start on a project, but it will be hard to choose which one first. Love all the possibilities.

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  37. My book arrived while I'm still on vacation! I can't wait to see it when I arrive home :)

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  38. WOW! My book arrived on Friday and I can hardly wait to start on my first block. Lori, you and Fat Quarter Shop's-- It's Sew Emma--make a GREAT team. Both of you are the best! I, too, love the spiral binding. Looking forward to the Sew Along. I did the Quilty Sew Along and anxiously awaited Monday's blog. My quilt won a blue ribbon in our local quilt show. BEE HAPPY brought me many hours of happiness. It hangs on my sewing room wall! I'm looking forward to Friday's blog and many more hours of happiness working on my Farm Girl Vintage quilt. I love FGV because you see, I'm 72 and it brings back many wonderful memories of when I was a much loved little girl growing up on my grandparents' farm. My husband loves your book, too. You see, we have retired to the farm where his great-grandparents settled. THANKS Lori for your wonderful book and memories.

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  39. I was so excited when my book arrived! The next day I picked fabric out. I will be taking this to my Quilt Guild Retreat in two weeks. I might just have to make two, that way I can follow along with the quilt along! Yippee!!!

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  40. I got my copy yesterday! WooHoo! Such a fun book, can't wait to get started. Thank you Lori!

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  41. So excited! Congratulations on the new book -should top the best seller's list with all of us preordering! Just received it & am thrilled to take it with me to retreat this week. All signed up for the sewalong too.

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  42. I received my book yesterday and I am sooooooo excited to get started! It is wonderful!!!

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  43. I got my copy yesterday too! It kept me busy all evening. I really liked the very beginning with pictures of your family. To me that made it extra special. Hopefully, I will sew along. Congratulations, it's a beautiful book.

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  44. Hello! I really enjoyed perusing the book last night, and it made me laugh to realize that my idea of a great Friday night is a cup of tea and a quilting book - and blessed with a husband who thinks it's cute!

    I have to say I really like the lay out of the book; the use of the blocks is very clever and the suggestions are wonderful, not to mention easy to figure out. I have so many ideas already! I'm going to whip up a few blocks just for fun while waiting for the sew-a-long.

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  45. I received my book a few days ago. I just have to say that each of your books have been beautifully put together! The pictures, illustrations, instructions - everything is so very well done. Can't wait to get started on some projects from this new one. Congratulations!

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  46. Book is on it's way and I ordered the fabric bundle this morning!!!!!!!!! Cannot wait! Posted the button on my blog and will head to Instagram too!
    http://janekuchuk.blogspot.ca

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  47. Started playing! Just finished a 6" Haystack. This quilting newbie was pretty happy with the result. It looks great - if I do say so myself.

    Judy in MI

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  48. I just got my book. Love It!

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  49. Just got my book today. It is wonderful! The Silo barn pattern is first on my list. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us!

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  50. I adore your style. Every block is so adorable. I have to get this book!

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  51. I just received my book too and love all the designs. Not on Instagram either :( I love the tractor and pinwheels. Thinking of a pretty hot pink tractor! I love canning jars and have a stash of fruit and veggie fabric to go in them.

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  52. I just got my book about 2 days ago and it is wonderful!!! Great job Lori, and I'll try to keep up with the QAL!!

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  53. I love this book, and all the beautiful colors, and projects and possibilities.
    I received my book last week and have lots of fabrics pulled and ready to go.
    Thank you for this group and this fun sew-along.
    I also love love love the smaller blocks on their own. I am thinking of doing them as a garland in my dining room.
    Can't wait to get started,,,thank you again

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  54. One of my blog readers linked over and purchased this. Now it will be my turn! So pretty!!

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  55. Love my book and my Mom and sister were here today and we debated on our favorite blocks! (teapot for Mom, chick for me, star for my sister) I think I'm going to HAVE to do the block-along! Love the great pics, step by step directions, and all the different options- this is a great book. I'm a farm girl too so really warms my heart. Thank you Lori!

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  56. Love this book- so many blocks, so many options! And I'm a farm girl too so all the blocks resonate. I want to make that whole bassinet full just like your picture!

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  57. I've already got your book and anxious to start the blocks. I am going to use the house block for my quilt guild for this month. Congratulations on the book.

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  58. Kristin from MinnesotaApril 6, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Thanks Lori for another sew along. Got my book last week and have read it a few times already, just dreaming of all the possibilities.

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  59. I am in Australia and cant wait for my book to arrive. I pre-ordered it as I loved your last one quilty fun. I have ordered some 1930's fqs to make mine ,so it will be very girly.

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  60. I ordered mine yesterday! I love that it is spiral bound!

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  61. This looks like a lot of fun!

    I'm off to the FQS website now!!!!

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  62. As a 'stitchingfarmgirl' I am so tempted ...... :-) The blocks and quilt are gorgeous!

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  63. Congratulations!!
    I just received mine in the mail today and I am in love. I can't decide where to start because they all are sooo adorable. Hands down my favorite quilt book so far.

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  64. I'm so excited for Farm Girl Friday's to begin. I am in! May can't come soon enough��. Just one question - how many yards of background fabric will I need?

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  65. Lori, I can't wait to get your new book. All the pictures make me ready to get started. Love your color choices, and the last picture of the yellow hutch with all those quilts just make me swoon! Hahaha...I have an old white armoire filled with my grandmother's quilts and I treasure all of them. I wish you the best with this book, I know you are inspiring women everywhere to create something beautiful in their world!
    Blessings,
    Debbie
    Ribbonwood Cottage

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  66. I just received my copy of your new book in the mail and i can't take my eyes off of it. The instructions are excellent and the photos are beautiful. I can't wait to start making a new quilt using your book.

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  67. Gonna get my book. I think the little quilts are the cutest.

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  68. My copy arrived on my doorstep today here in the UK. Just off to bed to read through it. So excited and so many projects to sew... ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  69. I can't wait to do Farm Girl Friday's! I thought there was a list of the fabrics in the fat quarter bundle. I am getting impatient, I want to start cutting!

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  70. I love everything about this new book and want to make it all ... so happy to have it! Beautifully done, Lori!

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  71. Hi Lori,
    So excited to join my first SEW ALONG!As I love to surround my Kindergarteners with vintage love!
    tnplkinder.blogspot.com

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  72. Got my book ...it is truly lovely.
    Purchased my pin dot fabric yesterday and had a nice conversation with the shop owner about her very now Sew Along with Farm Girl Vintage. I can't wait for Friday to come!

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  73. Received my book, got my Farm Girl Vintage fat quarter, Expecting mini dot back ground fabric tomorrow. "Bee Prepared" So happy we're all doing this together!

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  74. Wow! I just bought BOTH of your books!! Quilt u Fun and Farm Girl Vintage. Absolutely gorgeous books and patterns. And now I want to buy a yard of ALL the FGV fabrics- never mind fat quarters! Gimme all of them! They look so retro and yet such good quality. I'm a new quilter so it's going to take me a while. Keep it up Lori

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  75. Starting Farm Girl Vintage tonight as BOM. We cannot wait!!! Your fabric and pattern book are soooo beautiful. Thank you for such gorgeous gifts of talent!!

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  76. Starting on my farm girl vintage. I am a country girl at heart. Grew up with a horse, cows and chickens.

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  77. Woohooo I have just bought the book for my birthday and loving it....going to start soon!

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  78. Nancy W. in WisconsinFebruary 19, 2017 at 7:52 AM

    Lori, I love Farm Girl and Quilt! I would love to see another book like farm girl with more patterns of your animals and veggies. I love the six inch patterns and I want more!!!

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  79. Just got my book and can't wait to get started! I don't do Instagram either so hoping to be able to QAL!

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