Saturday, March 4, 2017

Playing on the Farm

Back at the end of January Amy of A Quilting Sheep posted the cutest block.  It was a friendship block with a heart.  Now I love the friendship block and I love hearts so of course I had to save the tutorial that she provided.  I thought it would be so cute in my Farm Girl Vintage quilt, but I didn't want the large block.  Amy kindly gave me permission to try to downsize it to 6 1/2 inches.

Yep it has a wrinkle and it has some teeny tiny squares to make HST but not too bad for a first try.  Thanks again Amy for a super cute block. 

Then Barbara of wont-to-be quilter, shared a block on Facebook and I knew I wanted to try to make the block. I made a cute apple block.  I think my stem is too large and I have some 3/4 inch strips and  1inch squares to make HST,  but I got it to 6 1/2 inches square.

I also think my leaf is kind of cute.  I did somehow end up with a strip which was a scotch too small.

The blocks for the Farm Girl Vintage SALin March are the barn, and the pear.  I think before I go any further I may need to work out how many blocks am I making, and create kind of a layout since I have 6 1/2 inch blocks as well as 12 1/2 inch blocks.

Last month was my birthday.  If you shop online some shops send you specials for your birthday.  I had a 20% off discount.  So I just had to use it, not using a 20% off coupon is like flushing money down the drain right?

I bought some Kimberbell basics by Maywood and some more aqua/teal fabrics.  Can you tell I am still obsessing about my fabric for the February RSC, even though it is a new month and the color is red!  I should be able to do that one.  I have lots of red. 


  1. Your blocks are so cute....happy birthday fabric is the best.

  2. The Friendship block is one of my favorites, the heart makes it extra special! More lovely fabric for your stash!

  3. love your farm blocks. and your birthday stash was necessary of course!

  4. your two blocks are so cute--and what's a birthday w/o more fabric, right? LOL hugs, Julierose

  5. I love both the blocks you have shown today...lovely inspiration thankyou!! A perfect thing to do for your birthday, add to your stash :-)

  6. Great blocks - each one of them.

  7. Cute apple, I had plans to make a Lori Holt apple quilt at one time but I think it fell off the list, so many great patterns and ideas for quilts....guess that's why the samplers make so much sense :)

  8. Your apple is so lovely. I could eat it!
    Love from
    Baa. xxx


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