Friday, January 17, 2020

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


Good morning!
Welcome to week 12 of our quilt along:)





We are sewing from my latest book





And sewing with Farm Girl Vintage Fabric...


And making all 45 Farm Girl Blocks 
from the book.
We are sewing 2 blocks each week.



The first Farm Girl Block is 
LAZY DAISY on page 81 of the book.

I designed this block after the
 embroidery stitch by the same name.

My Grandma taught me to do that stitch 
when I was in first grade...
and boy I sure thought I had it made!
 That stitch introduced me to embroidery
 and I still love making those
 "magic loops" lol

I styled this photo with 
some of my vintage daisy pins
 from the 60's.
I just love them!! 
They are so vintagey happy!

The jewelry box came from a thrift shop
 and I painted it in my 
Farm Girl Chalky Paint...
using my color PICKET FENCE


I teamed up with the amazing 
2 Chicks and a Toolbelt Company
 because I love their paint so much!

I have curated 18 colors 
that match my fabrics and what
 I call my unique
farmhouse/cottage decorating style.


I love to re-paint vintage finds!
I often go junking at 
thrift shops and flea markets...
I've found some really cute old 
jewelry boxes for just a few dollars.

It's so easy to bring them home 
and put a coat of paint on them...
when dry sand the edges and let the
 original stain color show through
 for that perfect vintage look.

Of course I keep vintage jewelry 
in mine...like my Daisy pins:)



I painted wooden spoons in all
 18 colors in my collection of 
Farm Girl Chalky Paint
I use them like you would 
a paint sample card:)
I've been known to take them 
to the furniture store for matching!!


Here are the 6 warm colors...


The 6 cool colors...



And the 6 neutral colors.



I love how they all look together
 and that I can paint small things 
as well as large pieces of furniture 
and all of my quilts match too!!

You can see my home and some of 
my painted furniture pieces 
in the photos of my book.


Okay...back to the LAZY DAISY Block:)

I made a 6" block and I 
made this one in daisy pink!



I'm going to be making a 
small sampler quilt using 
12 of the blocks from the book.



I also made a CROSS STITCH Block
 from page 37...



And an EVENING STAR Block from page 45.

I have 3 so far and I'm off to a good start!

I'll show you as I add more blocks.


I'm actually going to use a 
Mix and Match setting from my first
It's the County Fair setting 
and it is on page 112 of the book.

I made 2 versions of the small setting 
for the book photo shoot...
but there are many possibilities...
all you need are 12 - 6" blocks!

It's a simple setting and it 
really allows the blocks 
to take center stage.



One of the quilts that I made
 I used Nutmeg Solid for the background 
and 12 scrappy happy 
SPRING STAR Farm Girl Blocks.
Spring Star is on page 62 of my first
 Farm Girl Vintage Book.

I finished off this quilt with
 red gingham binding from my original
 Sew Cherry Fabric collection.

And yes...
I painted the mason jars and then 
added burlap and lace...
however back then I did not have 
my own paint collection so I had to 
mix it to match my decor...
now it's so much easier to have 
my colors already in the jar
 for my next vintagey re-do:)



Here is the other quilt that I made
 from that setting using my 
MILKING DAY Farm Girl Block.
It's on page 45 of the first
 Farm Girl Vintage Book:)
Scrappy happy little milk cans!


I love the Mix and Match quilt settings 
from both books...and I especially love
 that all 90 Farm Girl Blocks
 from both books will 
work in all of them:)


Our next Farm Girl Block is 
LITTLE ACORN 
on page 83 of the book.

What a fun block!

I have always loved acorns 
and the English proverb...

"From Little Acorns Do Mighty Oaks Grow"


I could make these 
Little Acorn Blocks all day!


They are fast and easy to cut...


As well as fast and easy to sew:)


I used them in the 
October Skies Quilt...


And I am also making a small
 Mix and Match Quilt using the 6" blocks.
The pattern for this setting 
is on page 156 of the book. 
I'm using the Sixteen Patch Block
 for the alternates in this one.

I taped my blocks to the wall
 to show you because my design wall is
 currently "BUSY" holding
other projects right now LOL


Another idea is that you could
 just make 4 Little Acorn Blocks 
and 5 Sixteen Patch Blocks 
for a cute 21" square table topper:)


I hope y'all are having sew much fun 
with your Farm Girl Blocks each week.

In every post I strive to inspire you
 by showing all kinds of
 ways to use them...
as well as show you some of 
my vintagey re-do ideas:)

I'll be back next week with
 more ideas and two more blocks!
xx
Lori







Friday, January 10, 2020

Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along - Farm Girl Friday's - Week Eleven!


Yippee!

It's another episode of 




We are using my latest book 



And using Farm Girl Vintage fabric...



And making two blocks each week...


Until all 45 blocks are completed:)



The first Farm Girl Block 
for this week is
 HAPPY HORSE 
on page 72 of the book.
He is just hanging out 
in his green pasture being happy
 because he has hay and grain 
and carrots to eat...
and a quilty blanket to
 keep him warm and stylish:)

He is obviously well taken care of.
He looks just like the horse
 that I used to ride on our farm...
his name was Tempest.


Of course I had to do 
something fun with him...


So I cut a 6" Happy Horse block...



And then cut and sewed a
 12" Grandpa's Truck Block



After sewing the horse I 
"shortened" his legs LOL



And gave him a ride!



Now I'm hauling a sheep and a horse:)
This is so fun!

If you missed my tutorial 
on how to load up a farm animal
 into the back of Grandpa's Truck
for week nine's post


The next Farm Girl Block is
 HONEY BEE 
on page 78 of the book.
Our honey bee likes to 
buzz around from flower to flower...


And buzz around the 
Busy Beehive's in the 
BEEKEEPERS GARDEN QUILT 
on page 136 of the book.


And honeybee likes to 
"Bee"on a pin pillow LOL

I made eight of the
 Farm Girl Pin Pillows 
for the book photo shoot.
The Pin Pillow instructions 
are on page 196 of the book.


The 6" Farm Girl Blocks
 are used for the Pin Pillows...
and you have so many to choose from!

All you need after making the block 
is grab a few coordinating prints 
and some of my Lg. Vintage Trim to match....








Just a few photos of when 
I was choosing the backing fabric 
when making a few Pin Pillows:)


When I made this one with the 
Cheerful Tulips Block 
I took photos of my process
 so that I could show them to you
 during our sew along!


















Sew fun and and they really come in handy!





I love adding cute little accessories
 to my Farm Girl projects...


And I think it's fun to gather 
little props from around my home
 to add to each block photo.
It takes me back to playing "farm" 
with my little brothers:)

I made the carrots with orange linen
 and then used one of the green prints
 from my Farm Girl Vintage Companion 
fabrics to make the carrot tops.
I tied jute bows around them
 for extra cuteness:)


Last week I crocheted this cute 
little bottle/vase cover 
using my Chunky Thread.
The color of Chunky Thread 
that I used is LIPSTICK


I thought it went really cute
 with my Honeybee Block:)


Thanks for joining me this week
 for our sew along.
I hope you've enjoyed our chat
 about this week's blocks...
I'll meet you right back here
 next week with two more!
xx
Lori







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