26 October 2015

Farm Girl Vintage Catch Up

Thank you so much for all your kind words on my previous post, it's so lovely to be back blogging again!  As I promised here's a little snippet of what I've been up to whilst I was away.  My main focus of stitching has all been around Farm Girl Vintage and it doesn't seem possible that it was back in April when I started my sampler quilt, what I do know is that every little stitch has been so much fun!


Here's my progress so far..... 31 blocks made......

I've also hung some of my blocks up in the shop..... I was so nervous doing this, because it would mean that my 1/4" seams would be laid bare for all to see, rather than sandwiched inside a completed quilt.
There is so much I love about Lori's book, the incredibly clear instructions, the mass of different projects and also the range in style of blocks available for you to choose.... there's a super mix of traditional style quilt blocks like these ones ....

..... mixed in with her unique and instantly recognisable fun blocks like these.....
The apple block was a little substitution I made.  The fabrics I've used are in the main 1930's reproductions, with a few of Lori's own fabrics mixed in plus a couple of others from my stash which I used for fussy cutting.  The background is a pretty Sevenberry pin dot.

It's hard to say which block so far is my favourite, but I'm very in love with the Patchwork Pumpkin Block...

I've also been having some Quilty Fun (Lori's first book) .... and a couple of weekends ago, I made the Fall Leaves mini quilt using the orange patchwork panel from Modern Mini's, along the with a polka dot from Fig Tree's Farmhouse collection and that scrummy binding fabric is from Ayumi Mill's stunning Lighthearted collection.

So I still have 17 blocks to make to complete my Sampler Quilt, but obviously I'm already planning ahead and as I am sure you have all heard....... there's a new Quilt Along starting in January using Lori's gorgeous new collection Calico Days, of which we will be stocking the complete range!

Here's a little preview of the loveliness due in January......
The Bloom Quilt that Lori has designed, (which will be available as a free pattern) comprises of a wonderful collection of appliqued blocks, which are made using templates designed specifically for it.  We do of course have them in stock HERE.




Sounds like fun doesn't it...... in the meanwhile though, I am very happy to keep myself busy with my sampler quilt and it's a done deal that I will be returning to Farm Girl Vintage for future projects again and again!

3 comments:

  1. Your blocks look great, Sarah. I love that pumpkin one too.

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  2. Wonderful to see what you have been up to! Congratulations too on the shop! I hope that all goes really well for you! xx

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  3. Beautiful blocks Sarah! I'm afraid I've fallen badly behind with my blocks.... may catch up one day!! Love the mini Autumn Leaves quilt! Christine x

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