May 29, 2017

Farm Girl Sampler quilt part 5

post signatureWell, my Farm Girl Vintage sampler quilt is almost finished.
Here are all 48 of the 6 l/2" blocks, stacked in a pile.
It doesn't look like much, but as you know, it represents a lot of time, and thread!

I like this placement of the blocks.
I've sort of placed them by theme, according to how my mind works....
The cherry pie is beside the canning jars, the mixing bowls are beside the milking can and the cow, the chicken is by the barn and the barn cat, the farmhouse is by the American flag and watermelon, and the honey bee is by the zinnia flower.  
You get the idea, lol!
Other than that, the blocks are randomly placed, according to color.

I took a black and white photo to make sure the color values were even, and I think they are.

Progress, I sewed the blocks together with the sashing.

I'm auditioning fabric for the outside border.
I was going to use the polka dot, but I like the checked fabric better.
I like how it's offset.

I've got these fabrics that may work for the border too.

I love the yellow!

I'm using these stars in the outside corners of the quilt.
I chose the sayings especially for Kennedy. 
Kennedy is my 9 year old grand daughter, and I'm making this quilt for her 10th birthday.
Ssssshhhhhh, don't tell her!

I sent the photos of the borders to my daughter, and she said that Kennedy would like this one the best!
I'll show you the finished quilt top next week....
Thanks for your patience and stay tuned!

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 :)