Sunday, August 2, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Along

I'm participating in the Farm Girl Vintage quilt along with Lori Holt.

I'm behind, but I thought you might like to see what I have done so far.

I don't have a farm, but I am a farm girl at heart.  I always dreamed of owning a farm with cows, chickens, pigs, and a barn with a quilt block painted on it, but this is a close as it will ever get:  

seeing the cows at Terry's (my best friend and quilting buddy) and 
this birdhouse that my husband built and our daughter painted quilt blocks on three sides. 

They made it for me for Mother's Day and it is "planted" in one of my flower beds.   I love it! 

When I was choosing fabrics to make my blocks for the Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Along I chose my huge stash of 1930's fabrics.  I sorted them into colors and placed each basket on a shelf in my sewing room.  

"Apron Strings" was the first block. 

Lori had instructions on how to make a pincushion from a 6 1/2" block, so of course I had to make one! 

And I made another one and turned it into a mug rug for my coffee cup. 

I love that Lori has 2 different sizes for each block and she gives us other ideas on how to use the blocks.  Each Friday she posts ideas on 2 different blocks. 

Here is Autumn Star: 

(My Hoosier cabinet is the perfect backdrop for my blocks, especially with my first cookbook when I was a little girl.) 

Whew!  I'm happy to see that I didn't lose my piecing skills after not sewing for a few months.  

Here is Baby Chick. 

I love her little heart. 

Here is Milking Day: 

This is such a sweet looking block.  

Here  is Baking Day. 

I love the stack of bowls and the wooden spoon.  This gets me in the mood to bake chocolate chip cookies!  

I guess that's as far as I have gotten.  I think I have made more, but I  didn't shoot their picture, yet. 

I decided that since I had scraps from cutting my 1930's stash that I would organize them by size so that when I need them they are ready!  I went to Dollar General and bought these stackable organizers. 

I labeled each one with stickers.  Before I cut from my stash for a new block, I check to see if I already have a size cut.   Anything I can do to help me stay organized also helps me save time.  

Are you doing the Farm Girl Vintage quilt along?  If so, leave me a comment. I would love to see your blocks. 

Happy Quilting! 


1 comment:

  1. These are so cute! My husband's family had a small farm so I'm a farm girl by marriage. They recently sold it but I think it still counts. I'm playing along too but a bit behind. You can see them in my Instagram feed under @julieschloemer


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