Monday, May 02, 2016

Farm Girl Vintage blocks

I was on a fabulous quilt retreat this past weekend at Reflections Inn.  The owners go out of their way to make our retreat amazing.  The most we can have is ten and that is what we had this year.  I am terrible at taking pictures during retreats and my very old camera died and without cell service and limited internet my phone was off most of the weekend.

Last year I joined a Sew Along for the Farm Girl Vintage blocks.  I only got three blocks made.  While trying to figure out a project for retreat that was compact I decided to cut out the remaining 45 blocks.  That was an undertaking in itself!  The blocks finish at 6".  

I managed to get all the blocks but one made at retreat and I also learned rug hooking with wool strips.  I will take a picture of that later.  I inherited a massive amount of wool strips for rug braiding, but they can be cut down for rug hooking.

I had a quilt for my daughter cut out, but didn't get to that!

I have my Farm Girl Vintage blocks on the wall.  Excuse the wrinkles, I crammed things in a bag to come home, silly me!  I took the first picture and as much as I love the "Gingham" block on the right side, it was glaring at me.  It's all I could see so I remade it this afternoon and rearranged a few blocks in the second photo.  I did change a couple since then too. The orange pumpkin still sticks out, but that is the nature of the block.  Now to get it assembled, several borders added and quilted for my granddaughter.  She turns two on May 7th. No, it won't be done by then!  The backing has horses on it.

I am linking up with Patchwork Times and Main Crush Monday.


Mary said...

The Pumpkin doesn't stick out anymore than the Barn that is also Orange. It's going to be a treasured quilt for your grand-daughter.

Sally said...

Beautiful blocks! I think the chicken helps balance the weight of the pumpkin.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

As soon as I read blue gingham block, that was all I saw too! LOL It does looks better with the pink fabric. This will be an adorable quilt, and I'm looking forward to the finish!

Ramona said...

Wow, Julie! You had a very successful retreat! You blocks look great and will make such a special quilt for your granddaughter. Great job!