Welcome back to the
next episode of the
Also known as ...
We are using my latest book
And sewing with my
Farm Girl Vintage fabric...
And making 2 Farm Girl Blocks each week!
Our first Farm Girl Block
for this week is
on page 61 of the book.
I was a lucky girl because both of
my grandma's taught me
their favorite hobbies.
One grandma taught me to quilt
and my other grandma taught me to crochet!
I had to include a crochet block
in my book because it was a big part
of my childhood on the farm.
We were crocheters and
loved to play with yarn!!
I designed 3 skeins of yarn and
a crochet hook for the block:)
I added some of my Granny Circle Coasters
in the photo to represent crochet.
Aren't they fun?
They are super easy to make and
I did a YouTube tutorial on
Riley Blake Designs channel
showing you how to make them.
It's a beginning crochet tutorial
where I show you how to do a
slip stitch ...a single crochet
and a double crochet.
If you want to make one...
I use my
(there are 28 colors)
and also my
I also did a YouTube tutorial on how to
make my Granny Square Pincushions and
this one is on
Fat Quarter Shop's channel.
Stitches you need to know
to make these are a slip stitch and
a double crochet...
which I show you in the
Granny Circle video.
if you want to make one of these fun pincushions:)
Our next Farm Girl Block
for this week is
on page 63 of the book.
Of course I had to
include a truck in my book:)
Both of my grandpa's were farmers
and I rode in their trucks often
as they were hauling hay and livestock.
I've been waiting for the week
when we are doing this block...
because I am going to
let you in on a little secret!
When I designed this block...
I made sure to draw the bed of the truck
to finish at 6" wide
when making the 12" block.
Can you guess why?
So that besides hauling hay...
you can haul livestock too!
You simply substitute the hay
for any 6" farm animal block.
I'm hauling my
WOOLLY SHEEP Farm Girl Block
from my first Farm Girl Book....
it's sew fun!
Let me tell you how to do it.
First I cut a 12" Grandpa's Truck Block...
I DO NOT CUT ANY OF THE
HAY OR TRUCK RAIL PIECES
I did not sew them because
I'm going to replace it with my sheep.
I sewed a 6" Woolly Sheep Block from
(I did not add the grass on the bottom)
Okay...time for some Quilty Math:
Because the hay section measures
4 1/2" tall and 6 1/2" wide
before you sew it into the
back of the 12" truck...
you will need to make your
farm animal that same size.
It's already 6 1/2" wide
but you will need to cut it 4 1/2" tall.
Do this by measuring 4 1/2" down
from the TOP of the block and cut it.
The bottom part of the farm animals
that you have cut off have the illusion
that they are inside the bed
of the truck and you simply sew
the top part of the animal
into the 12" truck block!
I added 1 1/2" borders
around this block too:)
Hi Woolly Sheep!
Have a fun ride!
I just love it!!
This is a memory that I have
from my childhood...
sheep in the back of the truck...
especially during shearing time!
My dad used to go to other farms and shear thier sheep and also go and shoe horses.
I often went
with him to do both.
I especially loved watching him
shear the sheep.
He was so fast and it was fascinating to see.
Looky how cute!
hauling hay and also livestock.
Yes...I'm going to say it...
wouldn't it be a super fun quilt
or a table runner
with all different animals
in the back of a Grandpa's Truck?
It certainly would:)
Of course you can also put a
Mama Hen or a Baby Chick block
from my first book in there ...
they would be giant sized and oh so cute!!
Because we just had Christmas...
I did not have time to sew blocks
with all of the farm animals so instead...
I asked Sarah from It's Sew Emma
(she is amazing and whom I work directly
with when doing the instructions
for my books)
I asked her to do a mock up block
so that I could show you
what each farm animal blocks
from the book would look like
in the back of the truck:)
Looky at Happy Horse!
He looks perfectly at home
riding back there...
I asked Sarah to take out the
grain bucket and just use the
background fabric because
that's what I will do.
Penny Pig is taking a sweet ride
in Grandpa's Truck:)
Milk Cow is going to visit the
neighbors 3 farms down the road...
And Friendly Goat is so friendly
that he still lets Baby Chick
ride on his back while he is riding too:)
I love how over sized that
Rise and Shine Rooster looks
in the back of Grandpa's Truck...
so whimsical and sew farm girl style:)
Thanks for joining this vintage farm girl
for this week's episode:)
that is me second one in from the right...
I'm petting one of our cows with my
3 older sisters Debbie, Carolyn and Tammy.
I'm pretty sure that my dad
took this photo because notice that
all of the cow is in there
but not the top of
Debbie's and Carolyn's heads...
and my mom wouldn't have cared about the cow
LOL she would have made sure that
she got all of us in and not the cow!!
We always tease dad about that!
so I will meet you right back here
next week for two more
Farm Girl Blocks!!