Friday, May 24, 2019

the farm quilt: some fruit blocks

Here are the 5 new blocks for my farm quilt:

all the patterns are from the "farm quilt vintage" book
by Lori Holt.
the cherries,

the pumpkin,

the strawberry,

the pears,

and the acorn.

And here are the first 15 blocks:

Still 20 more to go....

Happy sewing!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

the farm quilt: some animal blocks

I am up to a really good start on my farm quilt:


On top of my five blocks from last time,
 I have now 5 more blocks of animals!

First, we have a blue bunny,
that one is paper pieced and not from the farm girl vintage book.
Blue might seems like an unusual color for a bunny (except for ice cream...)


it comes from one of my favorite childhood musical: Emilie Jolie.

And of course, we need a dog in this farm!
I was very inspired by Bosco (our latest puppy),
and the pattern is from Ellis and Higgs.


Now we are back to 3 blocks from the book:
the hen,


the chick,


(I think the addition of the heart is perfect!)

and the sheep.


I still need to add all the hand stitch details, 
like the eyes and legs....

But first, I must make more blocks...

Here are the first ten:



Happy sewing!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

the farm quilt: the beginning

I started a new quilt, a farm quilt:


for my niece E.
it was before her birth in 2017:


While she is little (just 16 months old), she "needs" a bigger girl quilt!

at that same age (who is now 18!) so a few year ago ;)


Well this quilt will be quite different as it is a farm quilt,
so no wild animal, but still some animals!

And some buildings because the people need to live somewhere:


like those cute children!
I love adding people/things in the windows,
like in the barn;


2 dogs and a little mouse!

The patterns for most of the blocks will come from "Farm Girl Vintage"

I received that book a couple of years ago
and only made one block:


I am quickly catching up quickly,
and I am planning on making the quilt 5 by 7,
(5 blocks per row, 7 rows)
so I need to make 35 blocks.

They are all 6 inches x 6 inches, perfect size.
There will be 1 inch sash between all the blocks,
which is why I already sewed one band  on the left side of each block.

And because it is an American quilt,
it needs a mini American flag:


I am making blocks without real order,
just making the ones that I like,
just like this milk can.


I am trying to make everything very scrapy,
and it is quite a challenge for me!

I am also adding some blocks that are not in the book,
like this cake stand,


My cake is birthday cake flavor,
which is cute and tasty (at least according to kids)
but the dots are so far apart,
it does not look at good at the base of the cake...


Five down,
thirty more to go!

Happy sewing!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

a sunny lunch bog

I love sewing little presents for friends and family,
and this little lunch bag was a present for a friend


who was quite envious of my lunch box:

(we eat lunch most days together!)

So of course I made her one for her birthday:


And since she works part time at a preschool,

It is just as whimsical as my other lunch bags:


it is a easy sew,
and the perfect place to play with various print:




I like to use some iron-on fleece for the interfacing,
and some water resistant fabric for the lining,

Happy sewing!

Coffee, bunny and Easter eggs

Can anyone have too many bunnies, really? OK, maybe, but I am not there yet! I changed my cocoa station from last winter to a spring coffee ...