Friday, June 19, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along: My progress through week 8

On Friday, June 5, I shared my progress (check out my post here) in the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along led by Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet. We are now on week eight, and I have to admit that my silly happiness continues to grow with each block I sew.  Every six-inch block seems cuter than the last one, and I continue to feel inspired by the challenge of sifting through all of my stash bits and pieces and finding just the right scrap for the right block.


My progress through Week 8


We've made 15 of the 45 Farm Girl Blocks, and it's not too late for you to join.  The time commitment is pretty small . . . in one evening you can knock out two blocks.  Then the fun comes on Fridays when all the participants begin posting their current week's blocks on Instagram. (#farmgirlfridays and #farmgirlvintage) Seeing the different color combinations and varying fabric choices is something I look forward to every week.


Week 7: Crops Block & Egg Basket Block





Week 8: Farm Fresh Flower Block & Farmhouse Block




This little farmhouse was quite the challenge.  Using directional fabric in a six-inch block made up of 36 little pieces kept me on my toes, but it was still easy to complete on a rainy evening while watching a movie with my daughter.  There was supposed to be a sidewalk, but I just couldn't break up my cute patch of apple green grass.


Friends, if it seems like I'm hounding you to join this sew along, I guess I am, but maybe not for the reason you think.  We all have stresses and sadness in our lives.  And we all have chores, and duties and responsibilities.  For most of us there is a great therapy in sewing, playing with fabric, and (yes) buying fabric.  This sew along has taken that therapy up a notch for me because of the sense of community it provides.  Sharing with other quilters, feeding off of their enthusiasm, and enjoying their kind comments on my work . . . these are a balm to the soul.

Thanks for reading!  Here's hoping you get carried away quilting often!
~Taunja

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