Saturday, June 20, 2015


Farm Girl Vintage Blocks

Bee in My Bonnet Sew Along

Well.... I couldn't resist joining in with everyone sewing these ADORABLE   Farm Girl Vintage blocks!!     { My book  came from the  Fat Quarter Shop.  Thanks, Amy !!}

In reality, I was hooked early, when I saw pictures of the hen and that barn block...  Then, when  I actually got my  real book, I saw that I wanted to make many , many projects in the book.   
The Farm Girl Sampler Quilt

Sew, this summer I will be making these 6 inch blocks,  whenever I can.  I am jumping in late with the  Farm Girl Vintage  Sew Along , but it will be fun to "catch up" with the blocks, with no real deadline pressures.

Amanda, The Patchsmith, also began making the FGV  6 inch blocks.  Have you seen her "Block A Day" 2015 collection yet?    I am in love with her fabrics and scraps and how she combines them!  

While we are talking about beautiful fabric combinations.... Amy,  at  Amy Made That, has her own FGV book, too,  so I am sure we will be seeing her FGV blocks on her blog soon!      When I get  slowed down , I look at their blocks and projects,  get inspired and energized,  and can't help but go find some fabric for the next block I need to work on!

My Farm Girl Sampler Quilt -
Fabrics to be used-   various pieces from my fabric stash and scrap piles-
     Happy Go Lucky    Bonnie and Camille   Moda
     Aunt Grace Classics    Judie Rothermel  
      Aunt Grace Christmas  Judie Rothermel  
     Hannah Bella   by Robyn Pandolph  SSI
     DS Quilts Collections    Denyse Schmidt
     Lazy Daisy Baskets Small    Darlene Zimmerman  Robert Kaufman
     Paula Barnes  Marcus Fabrics
      Mirabelle  Fig Tree & Co.    Moda    charm pack
     ***   anything that reminds me of 1930's fabrics, small flowery prints, or  make- me- happy prints!   ( I am not excluding anything that makes me smile!)  And I am "finding" charm packs I have hoarded  lovingly stored away!

First Farm Girl Vintage Block:     Crops     page 23   (size- 6 1/2 " )

Crops Block  page 23    Susie's Sunroom   #CropBlock

This is a fast and fun block!  I had a few scraps leftover....

So I decided to make various little blocks with the  leftovers.
The  second mini 1 1/4 " block didn't turn out to be even.  I'll save it , in case I can use it later.  Maybe I can make a mini quilt from the leftovers.  

Crops Block  and some leftovers  ( a 4 " square and a 1 1/4+ " square)

Second FGV Block:   Baby Chick Block     (page 10)    ( size 6 1/2 ")

Baby Chick Block     Page 10    Susie's Sunroom    #BabyChickBlock

Another delightful block to make!  The hand embroidery  was relaxing.

Linking up at:    
I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. It will be so much fun farming with you and so many other friends. Your blocks are awesome!

  2. You made a 1 1/4" block???!! That is incredible! Love the colours! Looks like you are going to have a fabulous time picking fabrics and making these blocks :)


  3. I'm excited that you and Amy and Amanda are doing these blocks. I love your fabric combinations Susie!
    What an awesome idea you have making those mini blocks as you go! Love that wee little 1 1/4" one!


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