Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Sew Along - Block 3 (Baby Chick)
by April Henry
Today, we are featuring block 3 of the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along at the Featherweight Shop! Last block we learned about pressing seams open and cutting accurately when we sewed Block 2, Autum Star. This installment we will be adding a small, but new technique to our blocks with simple embroidery for the chick's little legs and eye. So, grab your fabric, get it prepared and cut and let's enjoy some more Featherweight sewing!
Cutting was fairly straight forward and easy this month, so I ended up cutting for both Ruthie's and my block.
Don't forget to sew a scant 1/4" seam and mark your lines accurately.
I like to have my Featherweight Shop Creative Grids Ruler handy along with my Mini Lori Holt Cutting Mat and Trio Pencil so I can mark and trim quickly as I complete my blocks. (The pencil has three colors, so you can use it for light to medium to dark fabrics, too!)
The ruler is handy for size, especially if you're making the 6 1/2" block size!
HINT: Use a ruler to draw your little chick's legs. Following the line for embroidery will be much, much easier!
You will need three strands and to give some dimension, I chose two strands of a light brown embroidery floss and one of a charcoal grey. We do carry a very nice selection of Lori Holt's Nifty embroidery needles -- available as a little tube full or an assortment of all different kinds!
Photo Recap from our Featherweight Shop Sew Along!
Wendy, pressing on the Quilter's Pressing Fleece! It's a Featherweight Shop Sew Along favorite because the blocks are so easily pressed!
If any of you are just getting started, let this photo be an encouragement to you! I didn't manage to get a photo of her sweet face, but this is Arlene, and she is just joining us as well. She was sewing Block 1, Apron Strings and it turned out so cute! So, feel free to jump in and join us... you can still easily catch up.
I decided to keep my color schemes similar with my mixing bowls for next month's block, so the fabric was already precut.
What about you? What fabrics and color combinations did you come up with for today's block? 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 Featherweight Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Sew Along (featuring the "Baking Day" Block 4)...