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Farm Girl Vintage Sew-a-Long / January 2017

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    I Cheated

    Last week I went on a five day sewing retreat and took an entire suitcase full of UFO's to finish piecing or machine quilting. By day three I was done with everything. What's a girl to do when the retreat center is connected to a quilt shop? I bought some fabric for my FGV quilt. I had brought the book with me to browse and get ideas so I had the patterns. I knew I had fabric at home so I didn't want to buy too much so I purchased a 1930's Playtime Layer Cake and made 12 blocks. My friend had some 30's fabric with her so I borrowed some of the longer pieces. It feels good knowing I have a head start since I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep up.

    I didn't have any special rulers, just used what I had, and everything came out well. I'm making the 12 inch blocks and have found them to be very easy. Here are a couple of hints:

    I used Alphabities to keep myself organized. Some blocks have many pieces

    Keep an accurate 1/4 in ch seam. I took my travel sewing machine and it was off so my first block didn't turn out very well. I will be doing it over again.

    I pressed my seams often. Best Press seemed to help me keep everything more accurate.
    My Pinterest Page of the Quilts I've Made:

    Mom23......You did WHAT?????? Haha.

    I'm so glad you got a jump start and were able to give us some helpful hints. Now, share a picture of those blocks with us. We are all eager to get started and I'm not opposed to it as I know there will be weeks we may fall behind. It's hard to wait, huh?


    Farm Girl Vintage Sew-a-Long / January 2017

    About this Group

    This group will be our meeting place for a sew-a-long for Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book. We can use this meeting place to share our blocks, ask questions, seek help, and encourage each other.

    I'm excited to get started with these blocks and hope to meet others interested in the same.

    Now is the time to get your book and fabrics together for a January 2017 kick off!
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