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!


  1. The checked fabric is perfect! My top is done and I hope to have it quilted by a professional soon.

  2. Your quilt top looks lovely with the sashing and little posts!! Love the centers of your stars - and the red checked fabric! Beautiful!!

  3. Love it. That is so fun. She will love it.

  4. What are we supposed to be seeing in the B & W photo? This is something I haven't learned yet.

  5. Super cute. So much work. What are the cutting requirements for the Zinnia block?