24 April 2015

Farm Girl Vintage..... Yee Ha!

Last week, we had a very exciting delivery of Lori Holt books, her first one 'Quilty Fun' and her brand new one 'Farm Girl Vintage'.  As regular readers of my blog will know I am a HUGE Lori Holt fan.  Her fun colourful quilting blocks are a joy to piece and her clear instructions turn what you may think to be a difficult block, in to something easily achievable!  Now before I had time to blog all about them, the books sold out, do not fear however, we have more on order due late next week! 

I thought, just in case you were not familiar with her books, it would be nice to show again some of the projects that I've made from the Quilty Fun book.....

and here's the 'Have yourself a Christmas Quilty Fun' nearly complete quilt top I made as part of Lori's Christmas QAL on Instagram.  It's waiting patiently for its borders to be added (I have a certain fabric in mind that I want to use which is due to arrive in the next month or so from this years Christmas fabric deliveries...sad I know and sorry that I've mentioned the C word in April!!!!!) and then I plan on hand quilting it, so fingers crossed it will be finished in time for this Christmas! (eek sorry the C word again) 

So I am sure that there is no surprise that when Lori announced that there was going to be a Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Along, she had me at hello!  So this week, I started pulling my fabrics in readiness.....
Amongst lots of over things, I'm going to make the sampler quilt on the front cover and I want it to be as bright, cheery and colourful as the one shown.

Indeed Lori's use of colour and fabrics throughout the book is simply gorgeous.....do you want to take a peek......
(I can see Poppy's Dolls bed finding a new purpose when's she's finished with it!)
So here's what I've pulled so far, there's a mix of 30's repros, polka dots, stripes, gingham and pretty ditsy florals.....some of my favourites... there's Pam Kitty, Bonnie and Camille, Judie Rothermel, Sevenberry and of course Lori's own fabrics!  This is the starting point, as I know I'll probably add to it from my stash, plus I know there are new fabrics coming in, including some from Lori's new collection 'Modern Mini's' that will have to be included...

Some of you have been kind enough to email me asking what fabrics I was going to be using for my quilt and whether they were going to be available on the website as bundles.  So after much deliberation, Mum and decided the best way to do this would be to put them together as colour themed Fat Quarter bundles, so that you can add to your existing stash...... here's what they look like.....

and you can find them on the website HERE.  I don't know about you, but I am so excited to get started!  I'll be posting my blocks as I make them on Instagram and I'll do regular updates on here, oh  and I almost forgot, if you're quilting along with Lori, don't forget to use the hashtag  #farmgirlfridays so that she can see.

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Hello Sarah! They look beautiful books.... can't wait to get my hands on one!! You have chosen some fabulous fabrics!! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

  2. Both books look like a lot of quilty fun! I love the sampler quilt on the new book ... I'll be watching for your beautiful blocks ;)

  3. I like the look of this SO much! I think a lot of these patterns are beyond my quilting abilities right now but that doesn't stop me admiring the fabrics, designs and colours and looking forward to what you produce. x

  4. Loving your pictures and the simple, honest way you have put your story across - you're an inspiration and I am following your journey - awesome work!

  5. Hi Sarah, I've missed seeing your posts and all the sewing you share with us. I hope you are OK. Hopefully your absence is nothing more than life being very busy, but I do hope you come back again to blogging if you can. Take care,
    Wendy xox


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