Sunday, October 30, 2016

Vintage blocks, and Chickens with a sense of value

We get eggs from "the farm"  -- there were so pretty, and almost organized by value that I had to get a photo!  Weird? yep!  sometimes there are blue or green ones included.  8-)) 

 

Since I had the good fortune to grow up on a farm, I HAD to buy this book and a bunch of appropriate FQs to go along with the vintage "flavor."  There is a wide variety of quilt designs included, made from these blocks and it's spiral-bound !  Blocks shown are in either 6 or 12 in. sizes.  Mix and match or choose what you like.  The book is a delight all by itself.  So far my blocks are all 6 inches finished - a bit tedious -  but I wanted a project that took some time, instead of speed producing!  Also, instead of iron pressing each step along the way, I mostly finger pressed, and was pleased with the result.  Instructions are clear and easy to understand, but not much chain piecing!  The book and fabric are from an amazing shop half way between Delafield and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, along the Interstate - can't remember the name, when I visited family about 18 months ago.  

This is another beautiful book by Lori Holt, of http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/ Her style is fresh and bright and inviting. 


5 comments:

Janet O. said...

We sometimes get the blue and green eggs, too. Kind of fun.
Lori's Farm Girl Vintage designs really are fresh and cute. It is really a switch from the intensely appliqued quilts she used to design. I've ALMOST been tempted to make this one, but the feeling has passed and I will enjoy watching you make yours. : )

Ruth said...

Both projects look like fun! Can't wait to see how you finish them. I am somewhat partial to barn quilts, so maybe someday I will make one of those. I didn't grow up on a farm, but loved to visit the relatives in Minnesota who lived on farms.

Vic in NH said...

Oh, boy, I remember trying to kick the ice out of the plastic buckets out in my henhouse, ugh! when that racoon or weasel (never did know which) cleaned me out, I was ready to quit farming. But your vintage blocks look wonderful!!! Kudos!

Feathers in my Nest said...

Love your pretty blocks..the colors are soft & feminine.

Sandi Griepenstroh said...

A group of friends and I in the Grand Island and Kearney are doing the Farmgirl Vintage book as a block exchange using 1930's fabrics. We are using the 6" blocks. They have been a challenge, but are so adorable that they are well worth it! I can't wait to see more of yours!