Good morning cute people!
Today is not only the last day of July…
but it's also week 14 of our
sew along…and I'm having so much fun:)
So grab your book and let's get started:)
If you need a copy…
Turn to page 48 where you will find
the instructions for our first block
Old Red Barn
Even though I already put two other barn blocks in the book…
they were larger and I needed to
add a 6" and 12" size to play with and
also for the sampler quilt!
I chose to use a quarter square triangle block
for the door to imitate the "X" on a traditional barn door:)
In the book I show you my easy peasy method
for making these quarter square triangles.
It's my favorite way and always scrappy fun!
Next block up is
on page 47
You know that I am proud to be an American
through and through and so of course
my Farm Girl book would not
be the same without Old Glory…
farming is rooted deep
in our American heritage:)
So today I have a
big surprise for you:)
Even though you already have
a good amount of
Farm Girl blocks in
the book to play with…
(45 total to be exact)
I have a few more to
add to the pile
if you want them!
Meet Penny Pig!
I designed this new block last month
(along with several others)
for my students in my three consecutive
Farm Girl Vintage workshops last month.
We had so much sew much fun
with these new companion blocks
and I had so many requests for patterns
from those of you who did not attend
So this week we have two of them ready
(Penny Pig is the first)
as a PDF pattern available at
Fat Quarter Shop
if you would like to make Penny
and add her to your Farm Girl Vintage block collection!
I have given cutting instructions for Penny in
both 6" and 12" sizes just like in the book:)
Here is the second companion pattern that
I designed for my workshops…
I made this Apple Picking quilt that finishes
at 48 1/2" square
which is a perfect size
for the farm table
in my kitchen this fall!
and of course…
I used red gingham for the border!
The pattern is for the quilt…
the 3 different apple blocks…
in both 6" and 12" sizes:)
if you want to pick some apples!
These are Kimberly's 6" blocks
for this weeks Farm Girl Friday.
She made them with my current fabric collection
When you add yours to social media-
please use the hashtags
to join in on the fun and
so that we can see them!
Of course Kimberly also made a 6"
I can't wait to see yours!
to see this weeks schedule to visit
our cute guest bloggers!
P.S. I want to show you the quilt
that I made using Penny Pig and
3 other Farm Girl Blocks from my book:)
I used my Farmhouse Lane setting
on page 128 of my book.
Instead of making nine 12" Farmhouse blocks…
I made nine 12" Penny Pig blocks.
Then in place of the six
tree blocks in-between the houses…
I used 6" Sunny Sunflower blocks
and 6" crops blocks.
When you sew these together they
measure exactly the same size as the trees:)
This is a progress photo
in my studio back when I was
auditioning the placement of the blocks.
You can see that my book is opened
to the Farmhouse Lane quilt page for reference…
along with other
random quilty things in the background:)
I made sixteen of my 6" Apronstrings blocks
and made the rows in-between the pigs and flowers
instead of the sixteen Welcome blocks
that I used in the Farmhouse Lane quilt.
All borders and sashing measurements
are exactly the same as in the book…
nothing different at all…
just substituted different blocks.
Here it is right before quilting...
And here it is after
the cute swirly quilting
(but no binding yet)
at one of my workshops.
I'm peeking at you
from behind the quilt
along with my super
cute quilty peep Shanna:)
I have several more companion blocks
and patterns to be released
after each of my
Farm Girl Vintage Workshops
this year and I can't wait
to show you
each and every one of them!
I'll have all info about them
on my friday blog posts here...
and as always
I always have lots and lots
of sneak peeks on my
I hope you enjoyed
this weeks episode of
Tune in next week
for more down home fun!