Friday, December 6, 2019

Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Along - Farm Girl Friday's - Week Six!

Hello again!
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
 and the 
Curious Crow Block...
I'm showing them to you this week because 
  I was not able to post last week
 as I was out with pneumonia. 

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...
called SONGBIRD.
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...
be sure to use the hashtag
when posting on 

I'll see you right back here 
next week and I'll chat with you
 about the next two Farm Girl Blocks!


Tina said...

These two are SO cute! I'm three blocks behind so far due to the holidays and digging out from our snow storms :( I'm definitely going to lock myself in my sewing room this weekend to get caught up!! (So excited!) Love everything you do Lori!!!

Suzanne said...

Love these. So inspiring.

Unknown said...

I am loving this Lori, everyone in my family knows a Lori Holt quilt. They are so cute. This one is for me! Thanks for designing such cute patterns and fabrics. Kathy

Margie said...

I am having so much fun with this! My kids are gonna love this one too! The bonus quilt is beautiful..I've been saving all my scraps!

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