Farm Girl Friday QAL by Capetowngirl

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2015-05-01T00:00:00Z
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18 August 2015: I have managed to be fairly productive these last few days. We were supposed to be going away for a week from Monday, but had a change of plans as my daughter sprained her ankle Sunday evening. So we will be leaving Thursday instead and coming home next Friday/Saturday. I have finished my Out to Pasture block - eventually. I just couldn't get the colours to talk to me. Then the blocks for week 16 are the Peas and Carrots block. This one came together very quickly and finished at 6.5". Then one I've been wanting to do. The Pie Cherries Block. Also easy and quick and I finished this at 12.5". So while I was on a roll, I thought I'd crack on with this weeks blocks. These are the Pinwheels block and the Postage Stamp Block. The Pinwheels block took a while as I have done it at 6.5" and getting all the points to meet was time consuming. The Postage Stamp block I had done a while back as I did it as a leader and enders project. 

11 August 2015: For week 15 of the QAL, we are doing Out to Pasture Block, which when I pull the right fabrics I will finish at 6.5", and the Patchwork Pumpkin Block. This block I had been looking forward to doing, and it came together very quickly. It finished at 12.5". Then as one of my extra blocks I invited Penny Pig to join the farm. She is not an official Farm Girl Vintage block, but rather a Lori Holt add on. I have wanted to do her since I saw the pictures from Lori's workshop on IG. She finished at 12.5"

10 August 2015: For week 14,we had the Old Glory Block and the Old Red Barn Block. I am a little behind as we are on Summer holidays and then Sue and I went to Festival of Quilts in Birmingham for a few days. Managed to finish these 2 when I got back on Sunday and yesterday. Now to get on with week 15, so I don't get very far behind. The Old Glory block is finished at 6.5" and the Barn block at 12.5" 

29 July 2015: Week 13, and we are doing the Mama Hen Block and the Milking Day Block. Both of these have been finished at 12.5". Bee Lori gave us a variation of these blocks on her blog, where in the 12" block she inserted a different 6" block. So her Milking Day block had a Mama Hen block in it and the Mama Hen block got a simple star block for the wing. I thought about doing the variation ones but decided to stick to the pattern as per the book. 

17 July 2015: Wow, week 12 and 3 months into this QAL. This week we are doing the Kettles On! block and the kitchen window block. I have completed the Kettles On! block at 12.5", but when I had finished realised I had used the same red fabric as the main bowl in the Baking Day block. I am so annoyed as they should end up near each other. This is why I need a design wall..... Oh well either I leave or I re-arrange the blocks. Or later on do another Kettles On! block.

12 July 2015: I can't believe it is already week 11 of Farm Girl Friday. Luckily the 2 blocks for this week were quick and easy to do. We had the Grandma's Quilt Block and the Haystack Block.  Both of these are 6.5" 

9 July 2015: Well this week has been very hot and we had a new addition to the family last Thursday, so I am way behind getting this weeks blocks complete. But I got them done just in time. The two blocks are the Gingham block - which I chose to do in red, but have also cut to sew in brown as an addition to the extra blocks I need. And the second one is the Furrows Block. Both were fairly easy to do, although the gingham block was a little fiddly. And both finish at 6.5"

3 July 2015: Finally finished the Pear block I started last week. It has just been too hot to sew this week, and when I posted picture I realised I put the pieces together wrong as the leaves should be on the outside not in the middle. Oh well, that's what happens when you rush. Not sure I feel like unpicking and sewing back together. Will look at it a bit and see how I feel.

27 June 2015: Week 9 of Farm Girl Vintage and we are doing the Feed and Seed Block, which I have completed to 6.5". Must say I was a little concerned by all the half square triangles, but in true Lori style it came together quite easily. Our second block for this week is the Fresh Pear Block. I have pulled fabrics and will sew this one to 12.5"

21June 2015: Got my Farm House Block done today. This one is like a jug saw puzzle. Took a while but got it done. It finishes at 12.5"

19 June 2015: Week 8 of Farm Girl Friday sees us doing the Farm Fresh Flower Block and the Farm House Block. The Farm Fresh Flower block I did this morning, and apart from a slight issue with joining one section, it was pretty easy. I did this in the 6.5" size and am now going to do my house block. I've decided on fabrics, just to cut and sew. 

12 June 2015: Well it is week 7 of this lovely QAL. :tractor: This weeks blocks are the Crops Block and the Egg Basket Block. The crops block I had sorted out my colours before today and then Lori posted on IG them done all in greens with the sunflower block attached. Oh my big decisions then. In the end I went with the colours and at some stage will do it in green as well and make a 6" sunflower to add to the top. Had to concentrate a bit with this one, but in the end got there. This finishes at 6.5".
Next the Egg Basket block. I very quickly decided on fabrics and cut and sewed. Came together nicely and apart from my sewing machine throwing a complete hissy fit half way through - no idea why - I managed to get it done in no time, and it finished at 12.5"

3 June 2015: Yesterday I got back from work and needed some sewing therapy, so jumped ahead to this weeks block. It is the Corn and Tomatoes Block. It worked really well till the last seam, and I could n't get the middle points to quite meet. I unpicked after waking up and thinking about it so much, and resewed. It's not perfect but I think I can live with it.This block finishes at 6.5"

31 May 2015: Cut out the fabrics for the Cool Threads Block, and then decided I hated them. So had a rethink and cut the text fabrics for the threads and matching colours for the spools. Came together nice and easily. This one finishes at 6.5"

30 May 2015: Lori had posted the Churn Dash Love Block on Friday, as the weekly bonus, and as I am going to need about 5 extra block to complete my quilt, and this is so cute I decided to make it as well. 

29 May 2015: Managed to get my Churn Dash Block done. As it was very quick to cut and sew. This one finishes at 6.5"

18 May 2015: Not technically Friday - but I am away this weekend and not sure if I will have any sewing time. Also day off so spent it sewing. I did the Canning season block in 12.5" and the Chicken Foot block in 6.5". Both lovely blocks to do, although the Chicken Foot block was a little fiddly with the tiny half square triangles. 

15 May 2015: It's Farm Girl Friday again! :tractor: Todays blocks are the Baking Day Block and the Butter Churn Block. I enjoyed doing both and they didn't take very long to do. The Baking Day Block finishes at 12.5" and the Butter Churn Block at 6.5"

11 May 2015: Well I finally finished block 3 - the Autumn Star Block. It was hard to do as my seam ripper and I became very good friends. But it's done and looks okay. This block finishes at 6.5"

8 May 2015: It's week 2 of Farm Girl Friday, and todays blocks are Autumn Star Block and Baby Chick Block. Have done the Baby Chick block at 12.5" and am playing with colours for the Autumn Star Block.

6 May 2015: I decided I wanted a bee in my final quilt, so made this one from Lori Holts Quilty Fun book. Not officially part of this QAL. This block finishes at 12.5"

1 May 2015: Today we are making the Apron String Block. I chose to do this as a 6.5" block. (We can choose to do a 6.5" or a 12.5" or both)


I ordered Lori Holts new Farm Girl Vintage book from the USA, and as of today am part of the Farm Girl Friday sew along. I have my box of fabrics sorted and ready to start. May well end up being a Saturday sew along for me, due to time differences. 























Pictures

Block 31 - Pinwheels Block
Block 30 - Pie Cherries Block
Block 29 - Peas and Carrots Block
Block 28 - Out to Pastures Block
Block 27 - Penny Pig
Block 26 - Patchwork Pumpkin
Block 25- extra Gingham block
Block 24 - Old Glory Block
Block 23 - Old Red Barn Block
Block 22 -Milking Day Block
Block 21 - Mama Hen Block
21 July 2015
Block 20 - Kettles On! Block
Block 19 - Haystack Block
Block 18 - Grandma's Quilt Block
Quilting distraction
Block 17 - Furrows Blcok
Block 16 - Gingham Block
Block 16 - Fresh Pear Block
26 June - Blocks so far.
Block 15 - Feed and Seed Block
Block 14 - Farm House Block
Block 13 - Farm Fresh Flower Block
Block 12 - Egg Basket Block
Block 11 - Crops Block
Block 10 - Corn and Tomatoes Block
Block 9 - Cool Threads Block
Block 8 - Churn Dash Block and Churn Dash Love Block
Blocks so far
Block 7 - Chicken Foot Block
Block 6 - Canning Season Block
Block 5 - Butter Churn Block
Block 4 - Baking Day Block
Block 3 - Autumn Star Block
Block 2 - Chick
Block 1 - Aprongstring Block
Fabrics ready

Loves

BlueFigQuilts
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Aizome
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Gardencrafter
Sewhappy
Ibtreerock
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Emmajb

Comments

Ibtreerock

Lovely fabric! Can't wait to see what it becomes!

BlueFigQuilts

I am going to try and do this too!

Readerowl

Wonderful start. I passed on this, but seeing your block and fabric box make me sorry! Enjoy!

True

What awesome fabrics!

Capetowngirl

True thank you - I've been quite lucky with the timing of this QAL, as I have been part of a monthly fabric club since September last year where I get 5 fat quarters of a colour every month. Otherwise I wouldn't have had the fabric to do this.

True

Such great blocks and while you may have bonded with that seam ripper more than you wish the final block is awesome!

Capetowngirl

True thank you.

HawkFan

That autumn star block is wonderful. I love all of them but that's my favorite so far.

Caribousmom

These are all so great!

Duchess

I'm doing it too. I'm using an old Fig Tree & Co line of fabrics.

Capetowngirl

Duchess Ooh, please post pictures. Love looking at others interpretations of the same block.

Capetowngirl

HawkFan Caribousmom Thank you. Am looking forward to Friday so I can get next blocks done, and apparently another Lori Holt surprise coming up.... Managed to fix Autumn Star block this morning. Can't believe I made that silly mistake. Must take another picture and repost it.

Aizome

Love this quilt! Your blocks are adorable!!!!

Ibtreerock

Looks amazing all together!

Gardencrafter

Wow! I love your blocks! Is Sue making this quilt too? I think I need to get this book :-)

Capetowngirl

Ibtreerock Aizome Thank you so much. I am so enjoying this QAL.

Capetowngirl

Gardencrafter Thank you - yes Sue is making them too. I think she is doing all the 6.5" blocks. You must get the book and join us.

Sewhappy

Love your corn and tomato block! Need to get my skates on and start mine :-)

Capetowngirl

Sewhappy you need to post your too. Must do a sewing day

Terryt1955

That house is cute, cute, cute! Did I say cute?

Capetowngirl

Terryt1955 Thank you. I changed the windows a few times, till I was happy. But got there in the end.

Sewhappy

Cute house - and great windows :-) I am falling behind - just finished my basket today.

Capetowngirl

Sewhappy thank you - you have so much going on. Once you're settled you can play catch up. Good thing is that most of these blocks are pretty quick to put together.

HawkFan

You're really cranking these out. They all look great and I can't wait to see them all together

Astitchaday

They look great together! Nice color choices!

Ibtreerock

This is beautiful! I love the fabrics, they look great on this quilt!

meggiejoy

Very nice! I love all the different blocks and how the common colors pull them all together

Aizome

LOVE the pear block!!!

Ibtreerock

I think the pears are my favorite thus far! So cute!

Conniharns

Capetowngirl I have been enjoying watching all your blocks pop up! How many will there be total? This will be really cool when done..nice job!

Capetowngirl

Conniharns Thank you. There are a total of 45 blocks in the QAL, although the layout I have decided on requires 52 blocks, so I need to do a few extras. Either doubles or slight variations on the ones we are doing. I have already added the bee block and the extra Churn dash heart block.

Ibtreerock

I love the gingham block!!! Almost as much as I love the quilting distraction ;-)

Caribousmom

I'm enjoying watching this all come together :)

HawkFan

It's been fun following along with this here and on Instagram and seeing your new family addition!

Capetowngirl

HawkFan Caribousmom Ibtreerock thank you. I am really enjoying this QAL. It's my first and definitely the way to keep going with a quilt.

Astitchaday

It is so lovely :)

Capetowngirl

Astitchaday thank you

Ibtreerock

I would have never noticed they were the same fabric if you hadn't said something.... Wait a bit a see if it still bothers you. I think it all looks great!

Conniharns

Really cute....love watching each post!

Ibtreerock

Oh, be still my heart! That pig is adorable!

Capetowngirl

Ibtreerock I know. Had to have her. She still needs a piggy tail, but will do that once all the quilting is done.

Terryt1955

This piggie is too cute to go to Market!

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