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Blocks 27, 28 & 29 (Old Red Barn, Out to Pasture & Patchwork Pumpkin) - Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Shop Sew Along


Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along 2019

May 2019 was a month I have been waiting for for quite a long time - nearly 4 years to be exact. You see, it was in 2015 when the Farm Girl Vintage book first came out and when I saw all the blocks displayed in a Spokane quilt shop.  The barn block they had hanging on a cute little line was made with this darling red fabric, but sadly the shop didn't have any left.  The store clerk was so sweet, though... she went digging in the shop's scraps to give me all she had left -- just enough to make this block!  Thus, I've been saving the scraps all this time so I could recreate this little red barn.  So, it is my pleasure that we get to open up this month's Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along with the Old Red Barn quilt block, followed by Out to Pasture and Patchwork Pumpkin.

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. (There are just a couple left!)  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 48 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 several 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.

Old Red Barn Block 27

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

You'll end up with a few extra pieces when cutting for the barn door, but just set them aside and save them for future use. 

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

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.  It sure saves a lot of time! Just be sure to measure twice, cut once so you cut along the correct edge.

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Click here for instructions on how to set your Featherweight Accurate Seam guide in the proper place. Then, attach the original presser foot, align the fabric pieces against the edge of the guide, and enjoy quarter inch seams that match perfectly!

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

I like to lay out my pieces as I progress.  It helps to see if my pieces are measuring and sewing accurately and gets me excited about seeing it all put together. 

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Pressing seams open for these teeny tiny seams helps with accuracy as well.

 Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

 Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

 

Out to Pasture Block 28

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

This month I was intrigued by the center 9-patch and decided in fabric selection to make it look more like a vintage tablecloth.

SPOILER & HINT:  This block does have some level of difficulty in construction.  You may opt to skip this block and duplicate another one in the book.  For those who want to just dive in, learn something new and give it a try, follow the photo steps below to tackle the inset seam.

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
 
It will be especially important to have accurate cutting and piecing with this particular block.
Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
The first thing I did was chain-piece the center 9-patch.
Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

I then pin on both sides of the seam to help with proper seam alignment. These extremely thin glass-head pins are very helpful and one of my favorite notions.

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

It is difficult to see in this photo, but there were a few edges that needed ever-so-slightly trimmed to square the block accurately.  I wanted to be best prepared for the tricky seam alignment coming up soon.

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Following the book instructions, I marked where to begin the seam when sewing the first strip (shown above).  Don't forget to backstitch for a secure locking stitch! 

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Then I just continued on around the block, sewing the other strips as normal...

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Laying the last strip on top, you can see that something looks like it will be difficult to piece together, right?  Well, remember we marked a dot at that initial seam?  That will come in handy when you fold that piece out of the way.

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Fold down the first outer strip as illustrated in the photo above and unfold the 9-patch seam at the top corner.  Then pin your last strip perfectly in place aligning fabric edges.

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Keeping your first strip folded down and out of the way, sew the seam, stitching all the way to the edge.  You can see the pieces sewn in the seam below (with the first strip folded down).

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Next, fold over the first strip and finish stitching the very last seam until you meet the stitching point / line where you first began (shown below). 

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Press and voila!  Your block will be beautifully constructed!

 

Patchwork Pumpkin - Block 29

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

This block was a blast for gathering the various fabric prints!  Ruthie was my inspiration because she sewed her block first, going through all the orange fabric stash to find a different print for each and every square.  Because I enjoyed all the different orange prints for my block, too, I then took our orange pile of fabric to our staff sew along, so the gals there could cut what they needed also.  It was so much fun to share!  So, if you don't have enough orange fabric prints, get together with your local Featherweight Fellowship and see what you can come up with.  It only takes a little scrap for each square, so you might be surprised how many different prints you can gather!

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Begin by laying out each cut piece, checking for print direction and layout.  Scrappy was my choice here, but you may decide on a pattern or even a color wash.
Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Then just start chain-piecing, re-checking your layout as you piece.
Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Just keep sewing!
Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Then sew your stem and leaf.
Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
And don't forget about your little corner pieces to round off the pumpkin.
Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Again, the Creative Corner Clipper is so handy for this... to just keep sewing!
Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

Here are some photos from our local #featherweightfellowship group that gathers! Everyone can bring whatever project they're currently working on once a month. Five of us usually work on the Farm Girl Vintage blocks and three others have other lovely projects under their Featherweight needles!

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop
Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

 

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet - Sew Along with the Featherweight Shop

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!


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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 June 27th, 2019, we will feature Block 30 Peas and Carrots, Block 31 Pie Cherries, and Block 32 Pinwheels. Pace yourself and maybe do one block a week, then check back in next month, knowing we've been working on these together!