Are you looking for ways to put a sassy, new spin on some timeless patterns? Do you have some books just collecting dust on your shelf? Well it’s time to give them a second life! We’ve teamed up with Heidi from Fabric Mutt to bring you a sequel to the It’s Sew Illustrated series! Over the next few months, we’ll be giving our favorite It’s Sew Emma books a makeover!
We’re kicking off the Pattern Makeover series with a book that we all know and love – Farm Girl Vintage! Read on for project details from Heidi!
Farm Girl Vintage: Gingham Block Coasters
My husband has been begging me to make coasters for our family room for months. I’ve been wanting to tackle Lori Holt’s fantastic Gingham Block from her beautiful book Farm Girl Vintage ever since I bought it ages ago. Then my friends at Fat Quarter Shop asked me to do a new series for them by putting my own spin on patterns from a few of their It’s Sew Emma books. The result? These fun little pieced gingham coasters.
I downsized the pieces for a 6” block by just a quarter inch, using a strip piecing method instead of cutting out all the squares individually. It came together so quickly!
Each coaster is quilted differently just for fun. All three are backed in black yarn dyed linen, giving them a sturdy backing that’s also a nice contrast to the colorful prints on the front.
I love how this pattern is both traditional and modern at the same time. It’s also great practice for working with color values. I was sorely tempted to enlarge this block into a giant block to make a cute baby quilt. I’ll have to keep that in mind the next time I need a quick shower gift.
Happy sewing, friends!
Are you ready to select some fabric to make your coasters? Check out some brand new collections that we’ve picked for you!
Wonderland by Rifle Paper Co.for Cotton + Steel features a variety of prints and colors! The hints of metallic would bring a fun highlight to your makeover coasters!
Early Bird by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics is bright and cheery and will add a punch of color to any room! With so many colorways, you could make coasters to match every room in your house!
Dots & Gingham by Lecien Fabrics is a sassy alternative to traditional solids! With this collection, you wouldn’t have to worry about perfectly cutting any prints! These are all small enough to work perfectly in Heidi’s coaster project!
The Scrappy Tins are available individually, however you can also get a set of all 6! These would make great stocking stuffers or serve as a great vessel for trading your favorite Bee in My Bonnet fabric with friends!
While you’re waiting for your Scrappy Tins to arrive, you can coordinate your phone and computer! We have made this pretty desktop to enhance your Lori experience. This is the same artwork you’ll find on the yellow tin!
Nothing says summer like farm fresh produce, and Lori Holt has harvested four adorable mini quilts to bring that vintage farm feel indoors! Though there are four separate patterns to choose from, we think they look best as a set, so it’s time to feast on some yummy and charming fruits and veggies.
Quilting, like farming, takes careful planning so be sure to check out Lori’s new Scrappy Project Planner and accessories! Not only can you plan out quilting projects in this undated planner, you’ll also be treated to Lori’s quilting tips and tricks and SIX scrappy quilt patterns. Sew fun!
We’re giving you cutting requirements for the FREE Farm Girl Layer Cake Block, designed by Lori of course! The PDF includes cutting requirements for both a 6″ and a 12″ block. If you’re still working on your Farm Girl quilts, how fun would it be to add this cake block into the mix? For a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the block, please visit Lori Holt’s blog!
New to Farm Girl Vintage and want to make this gorgeous quilt for yourself? You’re in luck: the book is 10% off! The sale runs from Friday, June 17th at 8 a.m. CST – Friday, June 24th at 8 a.m. CST.
We asked a few quilters we love sew dearly join us in making this block. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for a list of the fabulous quilting bloggers who have also made one of these Farm Girl Layer Cake Blocks!
Finally, we have a new downloadable quilt pattern designed by Lori, which you’ll find at the very bottom of this post – sew fun! This block can be purchased and downloaded via Fat Quarter Shop.
Kimberly had a blast sewing up the block in the two different size options. Aren’t they adorable?
This small cake block mini is sweet enough to eat!
Hooray! Lori has designed this darling companion pattern for all her Vintage Farm Girl quilters. It’s called Happy Farm Girl, and can be purchased quickly and easily HERE. This pattern is a download, so you can start stitching up your Happy Farm Girl today! This quilt finishes at 37 1/2″ x 37 1/2″, and is the perfect accompaniment to your existing Farm Girl Vintage projects or a great stand alone.
It’s the end of the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet! We are so amazed by the amazing turnout of this sew along on social media. Farm Girls from all over the world have come together to sew 45 Farm Girl sampler blocks, and we love every single one of them! For our last post, we gathered some of our favorite photos of Lori’s Farm Girl Vintage quilts to commemorate this one-of-a-kind Farm Girl Sew Along. So let’s take a trip through Farm Girl Land! It was sew much fun “hanging out” with everyone…
Where we always have a “barn-raising” good time!
May your cupboards always be “stocked” with beloved quilts…
And your sewing machine filled with thread, for we know sewing, like milk, does a body good.
You know you’re a true Farm Girl if your other truck is a tractor…
And after a long day’s work, nothing feels better than “hitting the hay”.
If you’re not ready for the fun to end, Lori will keep the Farm Girl frenzy going on her blog, so “chick” it out.
For instance, Lori has created extra Farm Girl block patterns just for you! (With more on the way!)
She has so many things up her quilty sleeve, including a few adorable notions that are must-haves for all Bee in my Bonnet fans, starting with the Seams Sew Easy Seam Guide for an accurate 1/4″ seam and constructing easy corner triangles.
That’s not all; we will be “rolling out” some new Lori Holt goodies soon, so don’t forget to keep up with us on social media. If you’re at Houston Quilt Festival at the end of this month, you’ll get to see these new goodies firsthand!
Deborah’s Farm Girl Blocks using the Daysail collection.
Lori is full of surprises! Not only did she create a couple of extra Farm Girl Blocks (Penny Pig & Apple Picking), she also designed a companion pattern for the book called Farm Girl Vintage Flower (this quilt pattern also comes with a few extra farm girl blocks for you to play with and a pillow pattern). You can get the PDF pattern in our shop today!
Of course, that’s not all that Lori has up her sleeves. She’s launching her first ever calendar called the 2016 Cozy Cottage Calendar this month. If you pre-order your calendar, we will include the Modern Mugs pattern for free.
Thanks for joining us and be sure to tune in on our instagram and Lori’s instagram for upcoming #farmgirlfridays surprises!
Happy #farmgirlfridays! We can’t believe it’s already week 14 of this amazing Sew Along. This week, we are sewing up the Old Glory and Old Red Barn Blocks from the book, along with a few other surprises so keep reading!
First things first, here are our Farm Girl blocks of the week….
Now for the SURPRISE! Say ‘oink oink’ to Penny the Pig! She’s the first BONUS block that Lori created for #farmgirlfridays and we have the PDF pattern EXCLUSIVELY available for purchase at our shop. Penny comes in the 6″ and 12″ block size so she can be a part of all of your Farm Girl projects.
Hungry for some apples? Lori’s next BONUS quilt pattern is the Apple Picking Quilt. This charming quilt is filled with apples that’s good enough to eat. Pattern is also EXCLUSIVELY available at our shop in PDF form for purchase.
Here are our Penny Pig Blocks and Apple Picking Blocks…
It’s never too late to join the Farm Girl fun, so grab your copy of Farm Girl Vintage and some of your favorite fat quarters and background fabric. For more information, visit our blog page here.
Good morning fellow Farm Girls(and guys)! Welcome to week ten of #farmgirlfridays! We have sewn over seventeen blocks so far and we are loving every minute of sewing them. If you’re new to the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along, grab you Farm Girl Vintage book and visit our blog page to learn more.
Let’s take a look at our blocks…
We encourage you to check out the beautiful quilt settings Lori has in her book. Be creative in your own way and mix and match your favorites!
Farm House Lane Quilt
Harvest Table Runner Setting with the Crops block and Furrows block.
Large Harvest Table Runner Setting with the Gingham Block.
Don’t forget to visit the featured bloggers of the week. Here is the detailed schedule. Thank you so much for joining and be sure to follow us (@fatquartershop) and Lori Holt (@beelori1) to see our #farmgirlfriday fun!
Happy #farmgirlfridays ! We can’t believe it’s already week 6 of this fun sew along and we want to thank all of you for the amazing response for Lori’s third book, Farm Girl Vintage.
We channeled our inner farm girl and paid a quick visit to the local farm!
This week, we’re sewing up the Corn and Tomatoes block…
And Country Crossroads…
Here are our blocks so far. Aren’t they just adorable?
Since we’ve been sewing all week, we needed something to help us keep track of what page of the book we are on. So we took a trip down memory lane to visit Lori’s Fabric Bookmark tutorial and whipped up three book marks for Kimberly and our FQS Staff. We modified our bookmarks by sewing up our scraps and mini charms and made them 10″ instead of 7″ long.
Hi everyone and Happy Friday! Today’s the first day of the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along or #farmgirlfridays with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet! For this sew along, we will be sewing the 45 Farm Girl blocks. You can sew the 6″ blocks or the 12″ blocks and turn any of your blocks into small or large projects – what ever your heart desires! We know many of you will be sewing up the Farm Girl Sampler quilt which uses the 6″ blocks…
But how about transforming some of your blocks into these adorable potholders with using your backing as binding? Kimberly created a video tutorial to show you how!
Also. check out the other quilt settings Lori created for the book as well.
If you’re ready to have some farm girl fun, grab a copy of Farm Girl Vintage, and turn to page 8 to start on our first block Apron Strings! This week’s featured blogger is none other than our dear friend, Cindy at Riley Blake Designs.
Here are Kimberly and Codi’s blocks…
Kimberly used Lori’s upcoming collection, Modern Minis, which is coming in June 2015.
Codi used the Hello Darling collection by Bonnie & Camille (which is coming in August 2015).
Starting next week, we will be sewing two blocks per week, going right down the list in the book and be sure to visit Lori’s blog every Friday for additional tips, tricks, and surprises along the way! You can find the lin up of bloggers on our Page here. Don’t forget to bookmark this page on your computer to keep up with us for the duration of the Sew Along.
If you’re sewing along on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, use #farmgirlfridays so that we can see your progress. Thank you so much for joining us!