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.
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
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!