When they asked if there were any bloggers interested in joining in the fun, my hand was raised immediately! I signed up to share blocks 13-20. Now, that doesn’t mean I won’t be sewing up any of the other blocks, these are just the ones that I am for sure sewing. One of the fun things about this book is that Lori Holt, author of Farm Girl Vintage 2, shares directions for sewing either a 6″ finished block or a 12″ finished block.
I have dreams about making my blocks into potholders (seriously, do you ever truly have enough potholders?!) so I decided to make my blocks all 6″. This is some tiny piecing but it’s still fun and so flipping adorable when it’s together!
Let’s see what my first two blocks look like!
Block 13 – Farm Harvest
When looking through the sections of blocks available, I knew I had to try for the set with the Farm Harvest block it. There’s an apple! Since I own an apple orchard it seemed to be destiny!
I have to admit … I rotated my peach the wrong way when I added the stem and leaf so I had to do a bit of “make it work” on this block. So it’s 6.5″ wide but it’s about 7″ tall. Oops! I think it still looks great and a bit more like I have two apples and a pumpkin – much more fitting for my orchard life.
Block 14 – Farm Girl Boots
As a mother to three girls living on a farm – this block is adorable to me! It went together really quickly and turned out great! I could see a whole quilt made out of books of different colors and styles!
I chose to use scrap fabrics from my stash for my Farm Girl Vintage 2 blocks but if you’d prefer the fabrics highlighted in the Farm Girl Vintage 2 book you can get an actual quilt kit from the Fat Quarter Shop here or you can go with the Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Fat Quarter bundle. Check out all the amazing fun fabrics and trinkets all based on the new Farm Girl Vintage 2 book found on this page.
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