Farm Girl Vintage Quilt & Featherweight Sew Along - Block 4 (Baking Day)
by April Henry
Yay! It's so much fun to be moving right along with these Farm Girl Vintage blocks by Lori Holt... When cutting out block 3 (Baby Chick), I loved the colors so much that I decided to make cutting easy and continue with the colors of pink, yellow and red. My great-grandmother had a "big yellow bowl" that she used for making bread. That bowl was handed down to my mom and then to me. Therefore, for me, it only seemed apropos for the larger mixing bowl of "Baking Day" block 5 to be yellow as well.
Ruthie changed hers up a bit with the lime green and teal bowls, but nevertheless, all of us here at the shop were excited to sew this block with the cute wooden spoon and the timeless theme of baking and homemaking in the kitchen!. If you're just now joining us, we are continuing with our monthly Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along at the Featherweight Shop! Grab some fabric, get it prepared and cut and let's enjoy some more Featherweight sewing!
It is strongly recommended that you sew a scant 1/4" seam (about a hair's width narrower than a true 1/4"). This will help with proper patch alignment as you press your seams.
Piecing tip for HSTs (Half-Square-Triangles): For further accuracy, stitch just barely outside any drawn lines rather than directly on it. Whatever excess will be trimmed away, that is the side of the line you would want to sew on. Seaming this way will help with block alignment when you press the fabric to the right side.
Photo Recap from our Featherweight Shop Sew Along! With many summer activities, we had a smaller crowd this month, but this enabled us to get our blocks sewn pretty quickly... (and begin to pick out fabric and prepare for next month!)
Because there were only a few of us sewing this month, I pulled out the vintage original #68 Singer Featherweight cabinet for Wendy's Featherweight!
(She loved it!)
One of Wendy's favorite fabric designers is Bonnie & Camille from Moda Fabrics. I must say this print was an excellent choice for the larger bowl -- soooooo vintage farm girl cute!
Lori added a little bit of texture by using some flannel styled fabric for the wooden spoon. She's doing an excellent job at piecing -- check out that perfectly aligned corner!
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 "Butter Churn" Block 5)...