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