Welcome to Week 2 of the Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Along!
This Quilt-Along was started because my friendship group fell in love with Lori Holt's new book, Farm Girl Vintage. We decided to do an online quilt along, as it is a way for us to do something together and to keep in touch during times that we actually can't meet at the clubhouse together. It's also a way for a couple of our friends to keep in touch from out of state. If you found this page, welcome, and please join us!
This past weekend, a few of our friends were able to meet up and piece together the blocks from Week 1, The Old Red Barn & Patchwork Pumpkin, while the remaining members of our friendship group pieced their blocks from the comfort of their homes, all the while texting and sending pics of our progress back and forth through the GroupMe app.
We do have a Flickr group! Here is the link: Flickr - Farm Girl Vintage Group, to post your finished blocks.
This week is Week 2 of our Quilt Along:
Block 3 of 46: Baby Chick Block, pg. 10-12 of the Farm Girl Vintage book:
I chose this block for Week 2, because by next spring I will be able to have chickens on our property, as we will be living in Arkansas. I love to bake, and there is nothing like a fresh egg out of the coop!
For this block, there is a tiny bit of embroidery that needs to be done after you have finished piecing the block. The legs can be backstitched with three strands of floss, and for the eye you can do either a cross-stitch, or perhaps a french knot. This is handwork that can be saved for later, if you want. I like to sit outside on a nice day with the dogs by my side with some hand stitching.
Block 4 of 46: Kettle's On! Block pg. 39-40 of the Farm Girl Vintage book:
With the upcoming Fall and Winter season, I will love bringing out my kettle to enjoy a cup of tea or two, or maybe some hot chocolate. There is just something about a kettle whistle! If you are interested in the design of a tea kettle and it's place in modern times, and a bit of history, CBS Sunday Morning aired a very nice segment that you can watch here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-tea-kettle-design-thats-spot-on-2/
Farm Girl Vintage quilters, we are well on our way now! We are glad to have you aboard the quilt along. Tell your friends, as it's not too late for them to join in!
See you next Friday! Week 3 will be posted Friday at 12 am!