Hello all! It's another #FarmGirlFriday and my stop along the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along! If you don't have it yet, go get Lori Holt's third book, Farm Girl Vintage, to learn how to make 45 of the cutest blocks and also learn how to turn those blocks into beautiful finished projects.
This friday we're sewing the Crops block and ~ as can be expected from Lori ~ it's simple, cute and fun to make, with instructions for both a 6" and 12" block. I made a 6" block.
I used some of my new favorite Oakshott cottons with coordinated prints against a dark Kaufman Essex linen. Added a nice thick border (Elementary by Sweetwater for Moda) and turned it into a mini. But I didn't want to stop there! Towards the back of Lori's book there is a picture of her Small Harvest Tablerunners and I thought to myself... yes, please.
I pulled out all of my fave pink scraps and an assortment of Riley Blake pink solids. I used Tim Holtz' Symphony print, a blender, and a sprinkling of Bonnie Christine's Hello Bear dots as the background. For the stem, I cut into an old prized Alexander Henry print that I've used oh-so sparingly over the years. Color Theory Mustard Geo Mod by V and Co. for Moda is the binding.
I quilted it with organic lines and wondered if I should add some hand stitches. What do you think?
I love it so much, I'm not sure where I'm going to put it, although odds are it will end in the girls' room. Above their bed, most likely. I don't know. But one thing is for sure: Lori's book is so good. I especially think it's perfect for new sewists who are just beginning to quilt because you can baby-step it. Make one block and turn it into a mug rug. Make a few more blocks, or try a more complicated block. Make some more and turn them into a baby quilt. When you're feeling really confident try the whole quilt! Either way, I know you'll have fun with it.