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Okay…all you quilters out there…have you see Lori Holt’s “Farm Girl Vintage” quilt book?
This pattern book is one that will be used over and over many times! She shows you how to make several different quilts, table runners, and hot pads with these darling blocks, as well as the pattern for each of these blocks!Look at all of this sweet goodness! This book is jam packed with so many ideas that I spent an entire evening out on my patio just looking at all of the possibilities! I was so excited about this book that I could not wait to try out one of the blocks:This is called the Scrappy Strawberry Block. My oldest granddaughter and I decided that we wanted to make these and make them into a hot pad! It has quite a few pieces, but it is all straight stitching. My granddaughter is nine years old and she got hers about half way done, so we will work on it when she comes again. But look how fun these blocks are! You can do any colors and the book gives the pattern for both a 6″ and a 12″ block, so you can totally mix and match not only the blocks but the sizes also! Lori shows quilts that have all the same block repeated for the whole quilt or table runner, or several variations on the different vintage blocks…it is just too cute!
I think that my granddaughter and I will make the cherry block for the second hot pad and make them a fun, cute set!They did a retreat in my area a week or so ago and I thought of signing up for it, but it filled up in 24 hours, so I missed out. But there are some great pictures of the retreat if you follow Lori on Instagram. It will give you more ideas of the fun things that you can do with this book! Her Instagram is beelori1.
If you enjoy any kind of quilting…you might want to pick up your own copy of this book. I can see many different quilts in my future! You could do seasonal quilts, holiday table runners, hot pad gift sets and many other fun projects.
Well, my head is spinning now with more quilting projects! :) I have been a lean, mean sewing machine! (Well maybe not lean nor mean, but I have been sewing up a storm lately!) I just finished my Americana Quilt Top that I started at my retreat. I think that my friend and I are going to add borders to our quilts and make them a little bigger. We did ours totally scrappy and I am loving how it looks. I will show pictures when I get them done. I am re-doing a room in my house and I am sewing fun pillows for that…I don’t get much housework done…but I sure am having fun!
Today I have a darling Baby Cakes quilt to show you that I started a year ago! I had all of the blocks finished and all I had to do is put it together and add the border and I kind of forgot all about it, until I was cleaning my sewing room a while back! I’ll bet that none of you ever do that…right?My best friend, Kathy, and I both bought this fabric about a year ago on one of our shopping/lunch trips. I love the colors in this quilt and I thought it would just be a darling quilt for a darling girl!This is my littlest grand child. Isn’t she a cutie. She just turned two and so I decided that it was time for a new blanket for her to love!Yes…we are at the ballpark watching her sister and her brother play t-ball! I love the pattern for this quilt. It is easy to piece the blocks and easy to assemble. The flowers and leaves are raw edges and will fray when it is washed!I also love the dimension of the ric-rac for stems. Such a fun addition!This pattern, Baby Cakes, is by Heather Mulder Peterson. The book is called Little Quilts 4 Little People. There are so many darling patterns in this book for little boys and little girls! I am hoping to make more of them in the future!I put a red minky fabric for the back, so she can cuddle and love it! I just did an all-over pattern for the quilting and bound the edges with a pink chevron fabric.I took it as a good sign that she loved this quilt…considering that it was very hot the day that we took these pictures and she kept putting the blanket on top of her lap! This is my Baby Cakes quilt for my darling little Baby Cakes!
Today I have a fun little thought that would be a great gift for all you gardeners out there! I saw this saying and it just made me laugh out loud! :)
This would be great to do as a photo block like I did here. Or you could simply put this in a frame and put it out on your patio table! This is formatted to an 8 x 10 size. If you want to do a photo block remember to develop it with a matte finish, not glossy! If you want the JPEG format or photo format, right click over the image and go to “save image as” then save in a folder. You can print your own or send it out to your favorite photo processing center. For those of you that would like the PDF download, just click on the link:
I hope that you all have a great weekend…and that you get to spoil all of those great fathers out there and let them know how much you love and appreciate them!
This summer has been so busy already…and it is only the middle of June! I seem to be having a hard time getting everything done that I need to do! But I am sure that a lot of you feel the same way that I do! I just need to slow down and enjoy a few lazy summer afternoons (right after I get caught up!)
With Father’s Day coming up real soon, I thought that perhaps I would do a quick little round-up of Father’s Day Gift Ideas! Some of these are re-posts that I have done in earlier years and some ideas are some that I found on Pinterest.
This first one is a round-up of ideas that I did last year. There are several different printables, and a couple of fun gifts:
Father’s Day Printables and gifts from Pink Polka Dot Creations.
I thought that today I would do a round-up of some of my 4th of July ideas! This holiday is coming up quickly, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give you some ideas! I love this holiday…although last year it ended with a trip to the hospital!
I love most things Americana, so I just love all the decorations, banners, fireworks, parties and parades! With that introduction here is a round-up of a few of my favorite 4th of July things!
I had a Relief Society activity last week and we served fruit pizza. They were so yummy and they looked so beautiful! There were extra cookies and frosting…so I volunteered to take the plain cookies home. (I know…that was nice of me…right, hey, everyone else took the fruit cookies home!) I froze the cookies and the frosting and saved them for our Sunday dinner! (more…)
Today I have a yard tour for you. I was going to do this earlier…but a hail storm shredded some of my flowers to shreds and they are just now starting to look good again! Mother Nature is a curious creature. :) (more…)