Welcome back for week fifteen in the
We are using my latest book
And using Farm Girl Fabric
to make two of the
45 Farm Girl Blocks each week:)
Our first Farm Girl Block for the week is
MIXING IT UP
on page 96 of the book.
I thought it would be cute to
add some yummy cupcakes to the photo!
These are my favorite kind...
and with sprinkles too!!
I made a 6" Mixing it Up Block
and added it to my small
Mix and Match Kitchen Quilt.
And as you know I am currently making
another kitchen quilt using 12" Blocks.
I added 2 more for that quilt
to my design wall this week.
I made the CANNING SEASON BLOCK
from my first
It's on page 17:)
I used several of my fabrics
from a few different collections
and I love how it turned out!
It was fun to fussy cut the fabric
for the aqua jar.
That print is one of my
108" wide backs called Farm Life.
My mom and grandma's both canned
and taught me how
so I also do some canning every fall.
I decided to add a block to represent
the two fruits that I
like to bottle each year...
PEARS and PEACHES!
I made this block with a mash-up
from the first book and my current one.
The pear is 1/2 of the
FRESH PEARS BLOCK
on page 32 of book one.
The peaches are 1/4 of the
FALL HARVEST BLOCK
on page 47 of Farm Girl Vintage 2.
I used a Bee Basics print for the pear
and Autumn Love prints for the peaches:)
It was a fun block to make and easy peasy!
I love how the
yellow and corals look together:)
I have 12 blocks made so far
for my kitchen quilt...
I just need 3 more for a total of 15.
I'm using the large Mix and Match
setting from page 156 of the book.
I'm doing it how I did the one with
MAMA'S APRON without any alternate
Mix and Match Blocks.
I'll continue showing you
my progress as I go along!
The four 6" blocks that are on the
left side of my design wall
are for my small sampler quilt.
I need 12 blocks for that one and
my goal is to add a few more
onto the wall for next weeks post!
Tune in next week to sew
if I was actually able to pull it off:)
Our next Farm Girl Block is
He is on page 99.
Also in the book on page 198...
I made the 12" size and framed it
along with a 6" Rise and Shine Rooster
and a 3" Quilting Day Block
I love him in the frame and so
I'm keeping him in there
instead of taking him out...
So I made another block for
the photo for this weeks post!
I made him using my Autumn Love fabric.
I like to add a blush to his cheeks
using my blush and a Q-Tip:)
He is sew sweet!!
I love Mr. Scarecrow so much!
I'm planning on making this block
into a pillow this fall.
Speaking of fall decorating...
I bought this cute little
metal wheelbarrow on Amazon...
And it originally looked like this and I wanted to add a little color to it.
I paint my real sized wheelbarrows
all the time and plant flowers in them...
One of them I used for stacking quilts
and put it on the back cover
of my first
Of course my Farm Girl Paint comes in
jars large enough for painting
furniture pieces but did you know that
it comes in small jars too?
Perfect for smaller projects!!!
This color that I used for the
wheelbarrow is Kitchen Cupboard
It literally took 10 minutes...
I did a few coats and you can sew
the last one is almost dry.
I just used a small wide flat brush
and laid out a few layers of paper towels
to protect my work surface.
Changing the colors of pieces whether
they are small or large is a
perfect way to personalize and
freshen up your farmhouse cottage decor!!
I use my paint all the time
for everyday and seasonal decor.
And continuing on the
subject of fall decorating ...
don't forget about the
OCTOBER SKIES QUILT in the book...
of course I added Mr. Scarecrow
in there as well.
The setting is the same setting
as the cover quilt and is on
page 142 of the book.
Here is another full sized photo of my October Skies Quilt:)
I thought it would be fun to
share another one of the photos
from my first
These are quilts hanging over 3
of my vintage doors that I painted.
I had to mix the paint to
match my decor back then...
but now these paint colors have
become part of my
Farm Girl Paint collection!
From left to right is...
Kitchen Cupboard - Baby Chick - Pasture
I also switched out the quilts
3 large table runners
in the first book...
I think I've shown enough for this week
Thanks for joining me
and I'll meet you back here next week
with two more Farm Girl Blocks:)