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Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Shop Sew Along - Block 9 & 10 (Cool Threads & Corn and Tomatoes)

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 Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Block 9 & 10 are our featured blocks this month - Cool Threads and Corn & Tomatoes!  The Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop continues; block 9 was a lot of fun to be creative with the thread spools!  Ruthie had the idea of using a light brown fabric print for wooden spools and I liked it so much I decided to copy her design.  Block 10 was the perfect block to add some bright red color and coordinate with the yellow, being creative with the various vintage style prints. 

Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

If you're just now joining us for the monthly Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along, grab some fabric, get it prepared and cut and let's enjoy some more Featherweight sewing! 

Complete your blocks following along with the pattern, paying attention to a couple of tips in the photos below.  Make sure to press your block seams open (when you can), being careful to be as exact with your cutting and alignments as possible.

Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Make sure your seams either touch if pressed in opposite directions, or that they are perfectly aligned if pressed in the same direction (as shown in the photo above).

Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

TIP:  Lower your needle first, before you lower your presser foot and hold your thread tails as you begin sewing each seam.  It will keep the thread from coming unthreaded from the needle as you begin to sew!  
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Pin on both sides of your seam allowances to help with point alignment.

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Here are some fun photos from the Featherweight Shop Sew Along night!  It is always so much fun to get together, and this month, Baby Scarlet graced us with her sweet joyful presence, playing with ric rac, of course!  If you aren't part of a group yet, be sure to check out the Featherweight Fellowship page for a gathering in your area -- or start one up and let us know!  We get requests often for those looking for more Featherweight Friends.  

Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Ruthie pressing her block pieces on the Quilter's Pressing Fleece.  What a difference the wool makes for having seams as flat as possible!
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

What fabrics and color combinations did you come up with for your two blocks? Be sure to upload your photos in the comments below for others to gain inspiration; we all truly enjoy seeing what you make, too!

Until next month's Featherweight Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Sew Along...

NOTE:  Now that we are in the swing of things and becoming more familiar with Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage quilt block style, next month we will continue sewing two blocks per month.  Thus, on November 29th, 2018, we will feature the Block 9 "Country Crossroads" AND Block 10 "Crops".  Have your pieces cut and ready and we will work on these together!

  Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
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