Monday, June 29, 2015

Design Wall Monday 06/29/15

I'm still keeping up with the Farm Girl Vintage sew along!  I finished the Farmhouse block on Friday, just as the next two blocks were being announced. I was concerned that it would be difficult - especially in the 6" size that I'm making, but once I figured out what fabrics I wanted to use and got them cut, it went together pretty easily.  I really like this one!!  Below are all of the blocks together.  I have the next block ("Feed and Seed") all finished except for one seam.  Lots of pieces in that one too.  Then I'll move on to the pears block.

Other than that, I haven't done any sewing.  My quilting class is over for the summer.  I need to start working on the projects for the fall class.  I ordered a jelly roll for one of the projects, but I haven't received it yet, so I'll keep working on these blocks in the meantime.  They are really fun to make and I feel like I'm getting my sewing mojo back!

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Design Wall Monday 06/22/15

I'm plugging away on the Farm Girl Vintage blocks.  Above are all of the blocks I have completed.  The only one not finished to keep up with the sew along is the house block.  There are a lot of pieces in that block and I need to concentrate on it.  My weekend ended up being busier than I had anticipated, so I'll work on it this week.  The blocks I added since last week are below, starting with the basket block.  I love the way Lori Holt writes her instructions.  This block went together so easily!

Next up is Farm Fresh Flower.  I fussy cut the center with the same motif as the Churn Dash block from a couple of weeks ago.  The flower fits in the middle square perfectly.  Which is nice because it is a large-ish print for the small blocks I'm making.  Because I'm using a charm pack, I'm having trouble using some of the larger scale prints.  The ones that I can't use in the blocks will be cut up for the cornerstones in the sashing at the end.

And finally the Crops block.   I really like this one, but I'm a little bummed that i turned the yellow leaf around.  I had wanted the darker of the two yellows to be toward the bottom.  I won't fix it though.  It doesn't bother me that much!

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Design Wall Monday 06/15/15

I made two more blocks for the Farm Girl Vintage sew along (above).  I have three more blocks cut out to work on tonight.  That should bring me up to date with the rest of the sew along.  Below is how they all look together.  It's a lot of fun.  For me, I spend more time choosing fabrics and cutting than I do sewing.

I've had a few comments from people who like the colors I've chosen. It's a little bit of a departure for me.  I tend to work in darker or more muted tones.  But I really seem to be more into bright colors these days, so I thought I'd use them for this project.  At the end of last year, I had bought four charm packs of "Fancy" by Lily Ashbury for Moda (below) for a project that didn't end up happening.  This is primarily what I'm using for this project.  I do need some bigger pieces that I can't get from a charm pack, so I've been adding from my own stash as needed.  There is no purple in the pack, so I'm also adding some of that in the blocks I'm making tonight.  I needed a little bit more variety than what was in the pack, but I'm sticking with those colors for the most part.  I love how it's turning out!!

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Monday, June 08, 2015

Design Wall Monday 06/08/15

I was busy working on my Farm Girl Vintage blocks this weekend.  I sewed for hours, which is something I haven't done in a long time.  I re-made the first block with the correct color palette.  Originally I made it before I had decided on my color scheme.  Now that I have scraps from the other blocks, it was easier to re-make it (above).  It is a little busy, but I think it will be fine once it's in the quilt.

I also made the Chicken Foot block.  I really like it, but it was a little challenging putting the four quadrants together.  It's not perfect, but I'm okay with that.  I'm trying to shake some of my perfectionist tendencies.  

Here are all of the blocks together.  I'm still a little bit behind schedule, but I also cut two more blocks out so that I can sew them together in class tonight.  If all goes well, I will have two more blocks on my wall by the end of the night.  The 6" size is proving to be a challenge, but I just adore how they look.

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