Well hello there:)
Welcome back to my blog for our
We are using my newest book
And Farm Girl Vintage Fabric
And sewing two Farm Girl Blocks
each week until we have sewn all 45!!
First Farm Girl Block
for this week is
FARM to TABLE
and it's on page 52 of the book.
As a farmer's daughter...
I believe in the lifestyle of
farm to table
and I really wanted to make
a block to represent that.
I wanted to do a set of utensils
and add them to the book...
to use for kitchen themed quilts.
I really LOVE kitchen themed quilts...
but you probably already
know that about me LOL
I made a 6" FARM to TABLE Block
to go into this quilt in my kitchen.
These small Mix and Match Quilts
are really fun to do.
They work up really fast too
because of the easy peasy
Mix and Match Blocks included ...
so that you only need to make
8 Farm Girl Blocks for the entire quilt.
The next Farm Girl Block
for this week is
on page 56 of the book.
Yes...he sure is super friendly
and he gives free rides to
all of the baby chicks on the farm:)
We will talk about that
baby chick in a minute...
but first I want to talk to you
about feeding your
Just in case you might want to
give a bucket of grain to your goat...
I'm going to let you in on
a little quilty math secret:)
Look above at piece "C" that you
cut out of the background...
And then turn to page 72
where you will find the
Happy Horse Block
If you cut pieces
"EE" - "FF" - "DD" for the bucket
and then cut piece "F" from the background...
and you sew them together...
that will fit perfectly into
your goat block to replace piece "C"
And you will have room at the top to embroider the handle:)
Isn't quilty math fun?!
You're welcome LOL
now let's chat about the Baby Chick:)
I thought it would be
sew fun to make a
QUILTY PEEP MUG MAT
I sewed just the Baby Chick portion
of the FRIENDLY GOAT Block using the
12" Block cutting size
At this point the block measures
3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
I cut 3 - 1" x 4 1/2" from the background
and sewed one to each side.
I sewed the remaining one to the top
and cut a green print
the same size for the bottom.
Then I cut a piece 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"
and sewed it to the right side
of the cute little Baby Chick Block:)
The entire mug mat now measures
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
I also cut a 2 1/2" x Width of Fabric
strip and prepared it for the binding.
Before quilting I gave my Baby Chick
some long legs and an eye:)
I used 3 strands gray from my
and backstitched the legs.
I did a french knot with
3 twists for the eye:)
I cut a scrap of batting and a
piece of backing fabric...
both a little larger than the mug mat.
Now it's time to quilt...
And then to bind.
How cute is that?!!
It's the perfect size for
your favorite beverage.
If you need a quick and adorable gift
for one of your quilty peeps...
Whip them up a
QUILTY PEEP MUG MAT!!
Thanks for farming with me today...
I'll be back here next week
with two more Farm Girl Blocks:)