Friday, October 9, 2015

Farm Girl Friday - Week 24 - A Quilt Label!

Good morning cute people!
Are you ready to play Farm Girl Friday?

We are continuing our 
right here on my blog 
 for a while by popular demand:)

Now that we are finished 
making all of the
 Farm Girl Blocks
in my book

It's time to add the borders...
and the perfect finishing touch 
is a super cute and fun 
label for the back of your quilt!

I'm thinking that my 
Farm Girl Tractor  
from the book is th
e perfect block for your label!

I originally designed this block to use as a label
for my red Quilty Barn Along quilt which is also in my book
Farm Girl Vintage.

I embroidered the information
 that I wanted on my label
 to look like smoke coming
 out of the smoke stack!

Then I added a few borders
 and then cute pinwheels
 for the finishing touch:)
to go to my original tutorial
for the borders and pinwheels:)

This block also makes a cute mini quilt.
So let's all make a Farm Girl Tractor
 for this weeks Farm Girl Fridays...
are you in?
I can't wait to see
 them popping up all over 

Be sure to use the 
so we can all sew them!

In other Farm Girl news...
remember these Hand Mixers
 from my last Farm Girl Vintage retreat?

Well I'm excited to announce that my
 Hand Mixer Block
is now available as a PDF pattern at
 Fat Quarter Shop
It comes in 6" and 12" size
 and is a perfect 
Farm Girl Companion block
for the other 45 in the book!
if you want to
 "mix up" 
even more farm girl fun!

Next week I'll be sharing
 how to use my latest product 
that is just hitting the shelves now.

They are the very first in a series called 
Sew Simple Shapes.
This set is called
and has endless possibilities 
for making all kinds of flowers!

I'm sew excited!
I hope you will love using these 24 shapes as much as I do:)
I have many projects in mind for these...

 I will be having a sew along called 
using these templates
starting this January 18.
to get your set of my
Bloom Sew Simple Shapes

In the meantime...
I'll be showing you
 a few fun projects
 to do with my BLOOM shapes.
It just takes a few scraps of fabric...

And a few "simple shapes" 
to make something fun!

See you next week!

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Farm Girl Friday - Week 23!!!

Hello cute people!
It's week 23 in our
Sew Along:)

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We are almost nearing the end of 
making the 
45 Farm Girl Sampler Blocks
 in the book...
But it doesn't mean that it's too late
to sew the blocks on your own,
or with your grandma, mom, 
sister, daughter or granddaughter!
or with your best quilty friends,
Or even your guild members
or your local quilt shop!

I filled the pages 
of my book with so many 
blocks and quilt settings...
in hopes that you would never
 be cured of the 
Farm Girl Vintage Fever:)

Our first block for this week is 
Winter Star
on page 71.

I'm sure you can tell by now 
that I sure love me some star blocks 
and this one is no exception.

You can see here how it looks
 with some of my 
other farm girl blocks...
you can never have 
too many star blocks!

I pieced Farm Girl Vintage 
star blocks and made them
 into my Square Dance quilt setting 
on page 118 in the book:)

I love the denim blue 
colored background
(Coastal Blue by Riley Blake)
 with the scrappy fabrics don't you?
It really makes the colors pop!

Next block up is 
Woolly Sheep 
on page 72!
It's the very last
 Farm Girl Block...
but that doesn't mean
 our farm girl fun is over...

I'll still be posting about
 some new companion blocks
and when they are released as PDF's...
(Hand Mixer coming Next Week!)
I also have some new ones 
to show you in a few weeks 
that will be revealed 
for this months
 Farm Girl Vintage Retreat/Workshops.

There will be new Farm Girl quilts 
and fun projects on our
 Farm Girl Friday's 
for quite a while so stay tuned!

So ...back to Woolly Sheep:)
I love this little guy 
in potholder size too.
I could make a 6" 
farm girl vintage mini 
everyday and be super happy!

You know how I love colored backgrounds 
so I just had to use my favorite green
(Grass Green by Riley Blake)
and make some low volume sheep
outstanding in their field!
P.S...low volume sheep does
 NOT mean sheared

This is before borders.
 I used the Mix and Match Setting 
from the book called
 Square Dance one page 118.

Check out the schedule by 
please visit our guest bloggers 
for this week too!

As I said before...
the schedule shows that
 we officially end 
our sew along next week 
but I have been 
having so much fun 
and with so many
 requests to continue...
  that's what I'm going to do!

we can always chat about
 fun fabric combo's...
 and we still need to talk about 
a label for our quilt
 and of course...
there are some other blocks 
in the book too...
so we are going to plow through
because that's the farm girl way!!!

Have a Farm Girl Vintage 
kind of day...

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Farm Girl Friday - Week 22 and a new Farm Girl Block - Corn and Tomatoes 2!

Good morning Farm Girl peeps!
It's Week 22 in our 

We are almost finished sewing 
all 45 Farm Girl blocks 
in the 6" Sampler on the cover 
of my book 
but I promised you in
 the beginning that I would be
 throwing in several 
new blocks along the way:)

And this week I'm happy to 
announce that
the PDF pattern is ready for my 
Corn and Tomatoes 2!
Of course there are detailed
 instructions and also cutting
 for 6" and 12" block sizes:)

if you want to harvest your own
 Corn and Tomatoes 2!

I still have more Farm Girl Vintage 
companion blocks that will be
 released as PDF's 
over the next 6 weeks 
as soon as my 
Farm Girl Vintage Workshops 
are over.
 I always design
 new blocks for my students
to play that are top secret 
until then...and I can't wait to
 show you what they are!

But for now...
let's get to this weeks blocks:)
Turn to page 69...

And let's make 
Water Turn 

This is a super fun block to make...
Made up of simple
half square triangles 
and flying geese:)

I made and designed this block way back 
when we were in the middle of my 
Quilty Barn Along:)

When it was finished...

It ended up in a red barn
 with bicycles inside:)
It was not unusual to see
 bikes in our barn while
 we were growing up.

Now turn to page 70 
of the book and let's do 
I named this block Welcome because...

I used it in my 
Farmhouse Lane quilt 
from the book...
and nothing says Welcome 
like a farm house with
 a nicely kept front yard...right?

I think they look like 
colorful flowers 
all in a row don't you?

You can find the pattern 
and step by step instructions 
for this quilt in the book:)

Thanks for playing 
Farm Girl Friday with me today...

Don't forget to 
for the schedule and visit
 this weeks guest bloggers!

I also have another 
fun announcement this week.
Bee in my Bonnet Design Boards 
are now available 
in ready made form!
I'm so excited about this:)
They are very handy when
 making your Farm Girl blocks...

They come in two sizes
 and 6 colors!
The 18" size are perfect
 for the 12" blocks...

And the 10" size 
are perfect for 
the 6" blocks:)

As I've told you many times...
once you have used my design boards 
you will wonder what 
you ever did without them:)

These are some of the fun things that
has been doing with them this week:)

So if you never got around 
to making your own...
or you want to add 
to your collection...
(you can never have too many)
and go get you some!

Have a Farm Girl Vintage kind of day...

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