Friday, June 12, 2015

Farm Girl Friday SAL - All Caught Up


After running behind for a few weeks, once I buckled down I was able to finish up the blocks needed to catch up to the rest of the Farm Girl Sew-Along community. Pictured above are the 6 inch blocks next to a 12 inch block. I'm really loving the 6 inch size!

Here are my newly completed blocks, starting with Chicken Foot and ending with the two blocks due this week - Crops and Egg Basket:

Chicken Foot


Churn Dash


Cool Threads (the spools look a bit lop-sided until they are seamed up)


Corn and Tomatoes


Country Crossroads


Here is the close-up detail of the fussy cut on Country Crossroads block


Crops


Egg Basket - I think this was my favorite!


Here are all the blocks so far


It is so much fun to see how the pieces all fit together and make familiar shapes. I can't wait to use the blocks in a quilt or table runner or pillow. As I mentioned in my last post, it takes me a ridiculously long time to pick out the fabric. I am trying hard to be original, use my scraps, and not copy the colors used in the book Farm Girl Vintage, but sometimes, as in the case of Corn and Tomatoes, it's best to go with the book!

Go here to Instagram to see the beautiful variety of blocks made by the #farmgirlfridays group and here to see the blog of the author of Farm Girl Vintage, Lori Holt.

Hope all of you have a great weekend.

10 comments:

  1. It just keeps getting cuter the more blocks you make. That chicken foot block looks fun. That will be one of the blocks I make for our guild challenge. We are using the C&S black and white line so it won't have the cute factor but I think it will translate well. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Gayle. I'll look forward to seeing your guild challenge version!

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  2. Your blocks are beautiful. I love your fabrics.

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  3. Yay! Linda! I love all your blocks and don't the combination of some small and some large look great! I can see these all coming together to make some fabulous projects... I can't wait to see what you make.... but I'm getting ahead of myself.... still a lot of blocks to go! I love the egg basket block... I think it is one of my favourites! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  4. First of all, I rlly like the look of the twelve inch and six inch blocks together. I am not sure how you will work the layout but I love it. It adds a whole other level of depth to the project. The chicken foot block really appeals to me which is strange because I always groan when I have to make a bunch of HST's. It's so cute though. Yay for catching to the group!

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    1. Bernie lol at the groaning while making HSTs - I groan a lot at many things. ;) I kind of wish I had started the project making 6 inch blocks so I could combine all of them for a quilt, but It wouldn't take that much to re-make the 12 inch again as 6 inch blocks.

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  5. Love all your blocks! I am caught up too with the exception of the Egg Basket block. I've been making the blocks in 6" and in 12". Those 12" blocks are so large that I'm going to have to stop and make a top from them pretty soon. I'm so poor right now that I have to make these blocks into tops to sell but I'm learning from them and hopefully will be able to make blocks to keep for myself soon. So how are you doing? Hope all is well! XO

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    1. Bev you are far more ambitious than I am! I bet you have good luck in selling tops made from these blocks. Like you I am learning from them and doing things I've not done before.

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  6. Looking good! I have this book and say I'm going to make something from it but I get sidetracked so easy.

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    1. I am familiar with that resolution, Lea Anne. ;)

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