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.