Welcome back to my Spring into Summer '19 series of posts.
In part 1 (available here) we've covered items 1, 2, 10 & 12 on our display table.
Today it's all about one of my favourite quilt and fabric designers, Lori Holt.
3 Farm Girl Vintage Book, by Lori Holt:
This is Lori's first Farm Girl Vintage book of blocks which is no longer available in the UK (FGV2 is just about to hit the shops!). I have sold quite a few in class already, and any that are left will be listed in our shop next week.
FGV shows you how to make all of the blocks shown on the front cover quilt, in both 6" and 12" size options.
The instructions and illustrations are really clear. And at the back of the book there are several larger blocks & lots more patterns & ideas on how to use the blocks to make other projects like cushions and table runners.
4 Farm Girl Vintage inspired Table Runner:
I made a table runner using 5 x 12" blocks from the FGV book. I chose blocks that followed a food/kitchen theme, and they were such fun to make.
The pears are one of my favourite blocks in the book, and I'm working them into another bee quilt (a UFO Brit Bee quilt).
5 Farm Girl Vintage Chick Cushion:
I first made this cushion for my Easter table display last year. I turned a 12" Chick block from the book into a quilted cushion. Isn't he cute!
6 Farm Girl Vintage Mama Hen Mat:
I fell in love with Mama Hen when I was helping to make a Siblings Together Quilt a few years ago.
It was a joy revisiting the block, this time turning it into a useful little kitchen mat.
And finally, the last item on display in my classroom from the Farm Girl Vintage book is my version of Lori's Farmhouse Quilt pattern.
The Farmhouse block is one of the 14" blocks in the book and all elements in my version of the quilt are included in the book.
So that brings part 2 to a close.
Next time, we continue the Lori Holt theme! I hope you can call back again!