A few weeks ago our awesome LQS Little Foot Quilt Shoppe announced that they got in stock Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage 2 books. I saw that pumpkin block, and it's fall time, and I couldn't resist. I hopped in my car and drove down and bought it along with that sweet orange polka dot fabric. I thought it would make a great little quilt to hang in my cubicle at work.
The book has instructions for all of those blocks in 12" and 6" finished size. I decided to mix and match a 12" pumpkin with a 6" crow and 6" stars. There are several other beautiful project ideas including some larger "barn quilt" style blocks. I love these kinds of quilt books for inspiration!
If you've never made these kinds of quilt blocks before - you notice that they look like they are pieced with many different odd shapes, especially in that crow block, but all the pieces you cut are squares and rectangles. You must be careful with cutting the right sizes and labeling the pieces. Read the instructions closely - it could be very easy to mess things up!
Tools that were very helpful for this project:
I actually quilted this on my good old little Janome with straight stitching and a walking foot. I'm really happy with how the finished quilt looks. I have to admit that my star block and crow block did not finish to be the same size like they should. I don't know what went wrong to cause that to happen and haven't taken the time to go back and check the pattern, but it came out just fine in the end.
This autumn quilt looks nice above my desk at work. Now I have to make something for winter... hmm...
There is a giant gaggle of geese about to form at my house - 160 geese to be exact. I'm going to put my Ultimate Flying Geese ruler from Creative Grids to work.
What are you stitching? Thanks for visiting!!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!