Spring into Summer ’19: Part 2


By Judith on May 7, 2019
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Hello again!

 

Welcome back to my Spring into Summer ’19 series of posts.

 

Spring into Summer 19 Table Display
Spring into Summer 19 Table Display

 

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:

 

Spring into Summer19 Display

 

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.

 

Farm Girl Vintage 1 Table Runner

 

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).

 

Brit Bee Block R4

 

5 Farm Girl Vintage Chick Cushion:

 

Easter 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:

 

Mama Hen Kitchen 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.

 

Mama Hen 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.

 

FArm Girl Vintage1

 

So that brings part 2 to a close.

 

Next time, we continue the Lori Holt theme!  I hope you can call back again!

 

 

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Easter Table (part 3)


By Judith on March 26, 2018
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Hello everyone, well with less than a week until Easter day, I thought it was about time I finished off my Easter Table series.

 

 

As promised, I’m giving this post over to the 2 remaining items on my table.  Can you spot them?

 

The totally brilliant book ‘Farm Girl Vintage’ by Lori Holt is jammed packed with lovely blocks and quilt ideas.

 

Easter Chick cushion

 

A long while ago I made the 12″ chick block from the book.  I had thought about putting it into a quilt, but instead decided to turn it into a cushion for my Easter table!

 

 

Cushions are basically mini-quilts, so you can always have a little more fun with the quilting without getting overwhelmed by a big quilt.

 

Easter Chick cushion

 

And the 2nd converted block is Mama Hen!  I have made a few 12″ Mama Hen’s, along with some bee mates, for a Siblings Together quilt.

 

Mama Hen Kitchen mat

 

This time, I have converted the block into a fun kitchen mat!  I have even used some of the text which came on a Lori Holt Bee Basics panel! Cute or what!

 

Mama Hen Kitchen mat

 

If you haven’t already gotten hold of this book, I highly recommend it!  (There is a copy of the book in the class library for my ladies to borrow.)

 

 

So that concludes my Easter series!

 

I hope you enjoyed it and have fun getting creative for Easter.

 

Keep sewing!

 

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Mama Hen Quilt Complete!


By Judith on April 13, 2016
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The drive to make 100 quilts for Siblings Together summer camps 2016 continues.

The lovely ladies in the Siblings Together Bee 2 have been helping me put together a quilt full of hens!

Siblings Together Bee 2 Mama Hen quilt finished!

 


11 Mama Hens flew back to Belfast to join my blue Mama Hen!

Siblings Together Bee 2 Mama Hen quilt finished!

Aren’t they sweet!  And the backing was donated by Sarah (love this generous quilting community).

Siblings Together Bee 2 Mama Hen quilt finished!

 

So that’s my ST quilt all labelled and ready to be posted.

The siblings who receive these quilts have been separated by the care system, and get to spend 2 weeks together each summer. The feedback from the charity is that these quilts mean so much to the children who receive them, especially when they realise they get to keep them!

You can read more here about Siblings Together and the stories behind the quilts.

And I’ll have another post later this week on how you can help with the ST quilt drive in a super easy and quick way!

Happy Sewing!

Jude xo

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Selvedges, Discounted Fabrics and More!


By Judith on March 5, 2016
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We had some beautiful sunny days recently!

Mama Hen Quilt Top for Siblings Together

 


Just look at that blue sky!

This is my Siblings Together Bee 2 quilt top – borders are on and all ready to be quilted.

Siblings Together Bee2 blocks for Theresa

 
And these 8″ Disappearing 4 Patch blocks are on their way to Theresa/Hilly Filly as Miss March in Siblings Together Bee 2.

I had a little sort through my selvedges the other day.  These are my selvedge jars AFTER I have sorted through them and eliminated those I can’t use!!

Sorting Selvedges!

 


As you can see, it’s quite a squeeze!!  I hope I get some play-time soon with these lovelies.

And speaking of lovelies, have a look at these!

Discounted Fabrics in my Etsy shop

 
These fabrics (& more) are now listed in my Etsy shop at silly prices!  Designers like Amy Butler, Valori Wells, Tanya Whelan, starting at £4 per metre.

So if you want to bag a bargain, be quick as stock is limited.

Happy shopping!

Jude xo

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