May 22, 2017

Farm Girl Sampler quilt part 4

post signatureThis is the last of my 6" blocks that make up my Farm Girl Sampler quilt.

This little apple core block is from Lori Holt's book "Quilty Fun".
I love it and had to add it to my sampler quilt :)

Egg Basket block

Sunny Sunflower block

Zinnia block

Homemade Pie
(mine's cherry, my husband's favorite)

Tumbleweed block

Crops block

Gingham block

Canning Season block

Grandma's Quilt block

Old Red Barn block

Feed and Seed block

I can hardly wait to sew these fun blocks together!

May 8, 2017

Farm Girl Sampler quilt part 3

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I'm still working on my Farm Girl Sampler quilt and want to show you all the little 6" blocks that I've made.

Summer Star block

Baking Day block

Cold Watermelon block

Mama Hen block
(I made a quilt out of these hens, really cute!)
You can see it here!

Postage Stamp block

Woolly Sheep block

Fresh Pears block

Milking Day block

 Farm Fresh Flower block

Milk Cow block

Sunday Morning block

Old Glory block

Corn and Tomatoes block

Autumn Star block

Furrows block

Pinwheels block

Not only are all the blocks cute, but Lori Holt even makes their names cute, lol!
I hope you've enjoyed my block parade :)

May 1, 2017

Farm Girl Vintage, Strawberry quilt update

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I posted about this cute Strawberry quilt I made for my grand daughter Charlotte on her 7th birthday.
You can type Strawberry quilt in the search bar if you want to read about it and see photos :)

I gave it to Charlotte, and she loved it!!!
Her mom says that she carries it around the house with her all the time.

A sleeping angel...she loves the quilt that I made for her :)

Apr 24, 2017

Jacob's blessing outfit

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Jacob turned one on April 8, and his family had a birthday party/blessing celebration for him.
As I have done for all the rest of my grandchildren, I made Jacob a blessing outfit.
I placed an order with Chadwick Heirlooms for some blue Imperial broadcloth, some silk satin ribbon, mother of pearl ribbon, and crocheted lace.

 The pattern is Simplicity 6221.
All sizes were included, but they were labeled newborn, small, medium and large.
There weren't any measurements included, just weight and height.
I asked my daughter to take measurements, and I decided to make the Large size.

I included a cute little label :)
I love the collar, and the pin tucks with ribbons and lace on the bodice.

I only use mother of pearl buttons on my heirloom clothing creations.

I really like the pleat detail at the waist, it's in the front also.

 The pin tuck cuff look was so easy to make!
I began hand sewing the little crochet lace along the cuff, but I ended up taking it out.

Here's little Jacob on his special day.
The outfit fit him perfectly!
I also chose Imperial broadcloth instead of Swiss Cotton because it's not sheer.
Sheer is fine for a baby, but I thought a toddler would look better in an opaque fabric.

Jacob sure is a cute little guy, and he let me pose him as much as I wanted :) 

Apr 17, 2017

Farm Girl Sampler quilt part 2

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I mentioned in my last post, that I'm making the Farm Girl Vintage Sampler quilt.  These are blocks #11-20.
These blocks are all 6", and pretty finicky to work with.
Some of them, anyway :)
This is the Cool Threads block

Peas and Carrots block

Barn Cat block

Baby Chick block (I forgot to embroider her eye...)

Honey Bee block

Scrappy Strawberry block

Farmhouse block
I really love this block, I want to make the Farmhouse Lane quilt.
It's really cute!

Kitchen Window block

Apron Strings block

Chicken Foot block

I tried to use a different background for every block to make the quilt look extra scrappy.
I'm sashing the quilt with a white on white polka dot fabric.
I really pride myself on using the fabric I have in my stash, but at this rate, I'll never be able to use it all up!
The true sign of a quilter :)