Monday, October 5, 2015

Happy Monday!

I had grand plans to sew all weekend long but it didn't really happen. I came across this pincushion pattern on a blog called Fresh Lemon Quilts it was just the project to fit into the time I had to sew. If you want to make one there is a paper piece pattern you can print out.

I am displaying them on a cake plate in my front hallway. It makes me happy to see it as I come and go during the day.

Griffin and Elliot

My grandsons spent the night Saturday and were happy to be my models to show you my finished Farm Girl Vintage blocks. I really enjoyed making these simple blocks and am looking forward to turning them into a quilt. You can find the patterns in the book called Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt.

I was pretty focused with my color choices and am happy with the way they play together.

I love that strawberry. It took a lot of trial and error to get the pinks just right.

The only block I did not include was the sheep, I just wasn't feeling it. I opted for a bee (in another book) and still have to embroider the antennas.

I changed the sunflower block from yellows and browns to pink. There is no brown in my quilt. I used gray for stems and such where you would usually use brown. Notice my bee is pink too!
This was a QAL and very doable to make 2 blocks a week. I now will figure out how to set it.
If you are a new quilter this is a great book to learn quick techniques that you will use over and over again.



  1. I love the Farm Girl blocks. I got the book and am waiting for the fabric. they sure look cute on your grandkids!! How special!!

  2. That pincushion collection would make me smile too! Love them. And your models are fabulous, I hope they earned a special prize for all that hard work. LOL
    Love the blocks, I like your pink bee especially.

  3. Great interpretation of the blocks. The color choices are clear and happy. Your models look like they think it will be a good quilt. They might be hoping that you'll finish it soon.

  4. So fun to see the kids helping out so well with your newest blocks! I bet they enjoyed helping their grandma.:)

  5. I am a nut for pincushions and aprons . . . I'm not sure why, they just make me smile. I love the pincushions that you made . . . "sew" very pretty :)

  6. Kids are so sweet to help their grandma ! I love the photo....
    Your pincushion collection is amazing ! And love too your blocks especially the bee...and the pumpkin....ok I love them all ! ;)
    I wish you a nice day with lots of stitches !!

  7. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Pincushions are fun and so are your quilt models. Bet you are a WITH-IT grandma!

  8. YOur blocks are super fun and I always love your color pallet. the boys are cracking me up!
    what a great to display your "sweet" pincushions (pun intended :)

  9. What a sweet little pin cushion!
    Love the way you displayed the blocks and well done to the models.


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