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Blocks 21, 22, & 23 (Haystack, Teapot & Kitchen Window) - Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Shop Sew Along

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

Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along 2019

Spring is finally arriving, and we are so excited to add three more blocks to our stack of Farm Girl Vintage creations... Can you believe it?! With 23 blocks sewn we can refer to it as a stack now! For March we have: Haystack, Kettle's On (Teapot), and Kitchen Window.

Psssst! If you're just joining us and want to get in on the fun with a darling and perfect collage of farm girl fabric, then check out the Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Kit. You'll have all the lovely fabrics you need to make this quilt from start to finish. You can get the book here, too!

Open your book to page 38 for this month, grab more fabric scraps, 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.

Haystack Block 21

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

Ruthie and I decided to veer slightly from the pattern color suggestion for our Haystack block this month, because we live in hay country. Farmers and ranchers prepare for hay season in late spring and early summer and it is always so pretty to watch the field colors change from luscious green to a dry, honey wheat color. So, have fun with your fabric selection, too, as you decide on your block layout.

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

Ruthie's blocks for this month - Haystack (center left), Kettle's On Teapot and Kitchen Window (bottom)

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

Ruthie was away visiting grandparents this past week, so I decided to use her machine because it was already set up to sew. (Isn't her machine such a pretty pearly pink!? You can read more about how we had it specially painted just for her here.)

Because I was using a lighter-colored Featherweight, the clear Featherweight Accurate Seam Guide was my quarter-inch piecing choice. Click here for instructions on how to set your guide in the proper place, attach the original presser foot, align the fabric pieces against the edge of the guide, and enjoy quarter inch seams that match perfectly!

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

If you need to pin while using the seam guide, pinning is accomplished from left to right. These extremely thin glass-head pins are a must-have whenever I am piecing. They allow me to be most accurate with seam alignment because the pin conforms more to the seam. And, because they are so incredibly thin, I can work with the finest of fabrics.

Kettle's On Teapot Block 22

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

For the past few years I have been waiting to sew this block. Yes... years... and yes, this block.

After seeing this Kettle's On Teapot block displayed so cutely in a Spokane quilt shop (when the Farm Girl Vintage book first debuted a few years back), I knew I had to recreate it as close as I possibly could for how they had sewn it with their fabrics. I've been waiting for this month to arrive so I could finally use the light teal floral for my teapot fabric!

You can either draw a line and sew corner to corner on the line, or you can skip that step and use the Creative Grids Corner Clipper ruler.
Just make sure you are cutting at the correct angle.  You'll notice I had to turn my fabric piece vertical to cut the appropriate angle for the left side of the teapot handle.
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

Kitchen Window (with curtains added) - Block 23

I'll be honest, the Kitchen Window block had me back-tracking and reconfiguring because I mis-measured my window panes.... this was even after I had decided to make my window panes half-square triangles so that my Kitchen Window could have curtains tied back. Anyway, it all ended up okay, but take my advice and measure twice, cut once!
If you'd like to make curtains for your Kitchen Window block, too, simply cut 4 curtain squares the same size as your window panes. Place a curtain fabric square and pane fabric square right sides together, sew corner to corner diagonally across each one and trim the excess triangles. Press seam allowances - either to the dark side or press the seams open.
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
Sew panes together, making sure to align your HSTs.
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
I chose to press the seam open for the center seams.
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Finish sewing all the panes together, add window trim and wall borders for block.
Lori Holt Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Here are some photos from our local #featherweightfellowship group that gathers!
Wendy and Lori -- making more progress with their Farm Girl Vintage blocks and comparing colors and blocks to the original design.
Lou brought her handwork and is working on an Edyta Sitar hand-applique block with Kaffe Fasset fabrics.  Her work is always so beautiful and we love seeing her progress!
Rebekah brought her square-in-a-square blocks to work on.  She is having a ball finding cute scraps to fussy cut for her center square!
Joy is working on quilt number 2 after finishing her very first one!  It's all set to go to the long-armer and as soon as it is back, we will be sure to share!

What about you!? What colors have you put together this month for your Farm Girl Vintage blocks? Let us know and feel free to post pictures in the comments below. Or join us on the Facebook group to share and enjoy more Featherweight Fellowship online!

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

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

NOTE: We will continue sewing three blocks per month until we finish at the end of 2019. Thus, on April 25th, 2019, we will feature Block 24 Mama Hen, Block 25 Milking Day, and Block 26 Old Glory. Pace yourself and maybe do one block a week, then check back in next month, knowing we've been working on these together!