Tuesday

Farm Girl Vintage WIP

I started my Farm Girl Vintage quilt last week. I struggled with starting this project because of fabric selection. I just could not commit to a color plan. So I started just picking up scraps that I didn't care about and making blocks. It was horrible. I was so disappointed.

Out of the blue, I picked up a fat quarter that I just loved. It was part of a collection that I purchased over the course of the summer. Before I knew it, the color selections were getting easier and easier. And I had scraps that I could add in as well that I really liked. So I started over.

I am working through the book from the beginning. I'm making each block in order and working through my stash and scrap basket to make the blocks. They are so very fun. So far I've found this project as a great learning experience. First of all, I learned that I should always work with colors I love. That makes fabric selection easy. Secondly, I should try new things more often. In making these blocks I've tried new techniques and really enjoyed the process. I have to do that more often.

I am 27 blocks into the project and I am still learning new things. The last block I made, I don't like. I realized that even though I love the fabric, it's way too busy for the barn block. I will make another one and replace that one. I can't wait to turn to the next page in the book to see what I will get to try next.

6 comments:

  1. a bunch of us are doing it! the ring leader is Dawn of "sewyouquilt2" blogspot

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I will go check it out.

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  2. love your blocks Kathy. so so fun! come join us anytime. we love company on the farm. hee hee

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  3. Lovely blocks--I kinda like your busy barn, I think it adds interest..but then, all my stuff is "busy" lol hugs, Julierose

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    1. I love your canning jars block. Thanks for the confidence builder.

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