Sunday, October 30, 2016
Vintage blocks, and Chickens with a sense of value
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.