It has been extremely hot here in Northern California lately so after do some early watering yesterday I decided to spend the rest of the day inside sewing something fun. I had gotten the Farm Girl Vintage book by Lori Holt a while ago, but not made anything yet mostly because I just couldn’t decide on any one thing. I love the way Lori writes and illustrates her patterns and this book did not disappoint. I had seen how Lori had pieced 4-6” pear blocks and I just had to try my hand at it. Picking fabrics was fun, but I can see I needed a green with more contrast. I have an idea to fix that with the quilting by using a darker green thread and outlining a leaf pattern on it. The background I thought I wanted was white, but I seem to be lacking fabric in that department so I settled on this brownish grey and am quite pleased.
I had lots of fun playing with some tools I have not used much yet such as the Alphabitties that proved to be so helpful since there were many pieces involved and the sizes on some only varied by 1/4” so they were hard to tell apart. I also had some batting boards I made a while back using Lori’s pattern. I still need to add the colorful binding to some, but they are just as useful without.
There were many angles to sew and I remembered that I had purchased an angler in the past. Once I located it I found that I had really bought 2! Good thing I remembered where they were or I may have been tempted to buy another one…
Now that this block is finished and with the 4 together I made a 12” finished block I am thinking I could pick some more from the book and make a runner for my buffet.
Farm Girl Vintage is really my style!