Hello and welcome to the
Grab your book
And your Farm Girl Vintage Fabric...
And let's make some Farm Girl Blocks!
Our first Farm Girl Block
for this week is
on page 125 of the book.
I always have to include blocks
for the seasons in my Farm Girl books...
because the farm depends upon
the seasons and the weather:)
This one represents spring of course...
and I sure do have spring fever!
I made a 6" Block to add to my
growing pile of blocks for my
6" Farm Girl Sampler Quilt.
By the way...
my newest tin mug will soon be here...
check with your fave quilt shop
to be notified when it becomes available!
I also made a 6" Starry Night
from a section of the 12" Block:)
It will also be added to the
6" Farm Girl Sampler Quilt.
It's the other Farm Girl Block
for this week and it's on
page 126 of the book.
I spent a lot of nights on the farm
gazing at the stars...
there is nothing like wide open spaces
to enjoy the night sky.
It remains one of my
favorite things to do.
I also used units from the
6" Starry Nights Block for this
Medium Doll Quilt...
the pattern is on
page 189 of the book.
I've been talking about the
doll quilts a lot in the last few posts
of the sew along and I
continue to love love love them!
Doll quilts were one of the first things
that I sewed as a girl and
I have fond memories of playing outside
with my dolls in the summertime.
All of my doll beds are vintage.
I have collected them over the years
at thrift shops...
garage sales and antique stores.
If you want to start your own collection
you can find them by searching
in the same places.
I always enjoy the hunt and the elation
of finding each one
to add to my collection.
Most of the time they are so beat up that they need a re-furbish.
I have painted all of the doll beds
pictured in my book and
during the sew along.
For painting them I use my
Farm Girl Chalky Chicks Paint
and it's the same paint that I use for all of the other things in my home.
I have curated a collection of
18 colors that match my fabrics
and my cottage farmhouse decorating style.
I have all of these colors listed in my
It's so fun to mix and match
the quilts onto the beds.
In my book I also give instructions
for covering the mattress
and making doll pillows as well.
Just go to page 192!
A few weeks ago I talked about the
6" block units
that that are used for each
doll quilt in the book.
if you missed that post.
As we are nearing the end
of our Farm Girl Block sew along
in a few weeks...
I just wanted to show you
a few pictures of other quilt patterns
in the book besides the sampler quilt
on the cover...because trust me...
my book is packed with lots of patterns!!
Here are my
Farm Girl Gingham Quilts.
You will find 10 sizes...yes...
I said 10 sizes...
in the book starting on page 166.
I styled this photo
for the book to say
I also painted my vintage picnic basket
with my Farm Girl Paint...
color is BABY CHICK:)
Another spring looking quilt
in the book is my
HAYRIDE BARN STAR
on page 175 of the book.
It finishes at 36" square
which is perfect for a wallhanging
or a newborn baby quilt:)
Thanks so much for tuning in this week...
I'll meet you back here
with two more blocks next Friday:)