I know, I know.. It’s been quiet around here.. So a big thank you for stopping by. Today is my turn on the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along blog hop.
The blog hop started on May 1st and ends Friday, October 9th. Along the way we are are sewing all 45 Farm Girl blocks from Lori Holt’s new book Farm Girl Vintage.
You need to check out this book! The Fat Quarter Shop sent me a copy and I love, love, love it. It sits on my bedside table and I drool while flipping through the pages.. The book includes instructions for 45 sampler blocks in two sizes [ 6″ and 12″] , 10 quilts, 2 table runners, a table topper and a potholder. Lori is also hosting a Sew Along on her blog / Bee in My Bonnet and each Friday she posts a block from the book along with tips and inspiration!
If you are new to quilting.. This is the book for you. I have been quilting for 6 years, but wouldn’t call myself a quilter. I love the 2 sizes for blocks – they are perfect for someone testing the waters… This book might be the clincher and where I am officially hooked!
I call myself a “quilting resister”.. It seems, however, the more I quilt, the more I love it.. I selected the Corn and Tomatoes block which can be found on page 21. For my turn, I wanted something easy and decided on the smaller 6″ blocks. I was very deliberate in my color selection and choose reds and yellows to go along with the title.
After a few blocks, I felt it was time to step outside my comfort zone and try new color combos. I actually learned something about myself! I am super comfortable with certain color combinations – grey, green, orange and turquoise seem to be my go to colors.. but I have a heck of a time pulling together purple and blues..
Looks fun right? I had fun with these guys.. I love how the center pops depending on the color and pattern. I could keep going and going – these would make a great table runner. What color is your favorite? I think the blue/purple combo might be mine.
Please visit Barb and Mary with Me and My Sister Designs to see their Country Crossroads block that is also being showcased today!
The book is an awesome read so head over to the Fat Quarter Shop to get a copy.