Sunday, June 28, 2015

Farm Girl Fridays – Week #9

Happy Sunday friends.  I am here to share my Farm Girl Vintage blocks as part of Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Fridays Sew Along.  If you haven’t already, check out Lori’s blog Bee in My Bonnet for a recap of the sew along and additional ideas / projects for using these blocks.

This is week 9 and block #s 16 and 17, hard to believe!

Feed and Seed Block

Fresh Pears Block

Staying inside today, the temperature is forecasted to be in the 90's with a heat index of 105 degrees.

I'm linking up to Karen's Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party.  Go over and see what everyone else is up to today.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed Sunday and great week ahead!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sailor's Quilt - Recap

promise this is the last post about the quilt I made for my son’s bed on his Navy ship.  I want to share just a few of the details with you.

White-on-white seashell background and the Navy Mini Anchors border fabric is from Timeless Treasures Fabrics of SoHo.  The yellow sashing fabric is Artisan Spirit Shimmer by Deborah Edwards of Northcott.

The embroidery designs are from Anita Goodesign’s Nautical collection.  You can see a close up of the individual blocks here

Some blocks stitched out beautifully…

 Some proved to be a challenge… do you see the issue with the compass? (Don't worry, I found a work around)

 There was some “un” sewing

Then I had to prove that those titanium needles WILL break!

My friend worked her quilting magic.

Small stippling around the embroidery designs with wavy swirls in the sashing

Stars and “USA” in the navy border

Would I do it again??????

For my Sailor…ABSOLUTELY!

The Quilt Label

After all of that, I never got a picture of him and the quilt.  I delivered it to him when we went to San Diego in May.

Fair Winds and Following Seas...

Sunday, June 21, 2015

All Caught Up on the Farm

…Farm Girl Vintage blocks, that is.

Our trip to California, getting DD ready for university and my charity quilt sewing put me behind on the Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Fridays sew along.  I spent this weekend getting caught up.

Week 4 - Canning Season

Week 4 - Chicken Foot

Week 5 - Churn Dash

 Week 5 - Cool Threads

Week 6 - Corn and Tomatoes

Week 6 - Country Crossroads

Week 7 - Crops

Week 7 - Egg Basket

Week 8 - Farm Fresh Flower

Week 8 - Farmhouse

After I completed each block I declared it my favorite.  I’m also getting used to this scrappy thing…it’s kind of fun.

Hope you had a great weekend and all the Dads out there had a very Blessed Father’s Day J