Fabric Quilts

Farm Girl Fridays


Happy Friday!

Today, I get to share my Farm Girl Vintage mini sampler as part of Lori Holt and the Fat Quarter Shop‘s, Farm Girl Friday sew along.


Just in case you aren’t familiar with Farm Girl Vintage, it is a wonderful book by Lori Holt published by the ladies at Fat Quarter Shop.  There has been a lot of talk about this book–it’s really a great one to add to your library.  It features 45 different quilt blocks in both 6″ and 12″ sizes as well as a couple bonus blocks.  And then, quilts & projects made using the blocks in a variety of settings.   Search #farmgirlfridays over on Instagram for a ton of inspiration.

Farm Girl Vintage

When I began sewing these blocks, I had every intention of just making the block I had been assigned for my blog post today.  Maybe turning it into a cute little potholder or one block mini quilt.

Sunday Morning Block

The block, I chose to make was the Sunday Morning Block.  I opted to use a scrappy mix of my Prairie fabrics with Robert Kaufman Essex Linen in Olive as my background.

Prairie Fabric

And, I started sewing…and I couldn’t quit after just the Sunday Morning Block.

Block 3

There were just too many cute blocks, and I kept thinking okay, just one more.

Block 2

Which quickly led to another:

Block 4

And another:

Block 5

I thought, maybe I would stop at 9, that would give me a nice number to make a little mini quilt.

Block 6

But, I hit 9 and I just wasn’t ready to be done making them.

Block 7

All total, I ended up with 12 six inch blocks.

Churn Dash Block

And, oh, they were so much fun to make.  Perfect for using up little bits of fabrics–and just so cute.

I knew if I kept going beyond 12 I was never going to be able to stop!


I sashed the quilt with the Essex linen and little 1 inch posts.  I just need to find time to add the outside borders.  I have a plan in mind, I just need to make the time!

Have you been joining in the Farm Girl Friday fun?  Make sure to pop over to Lori’s blog to see what else she is sharing today as part of the sew along!

Comments (26)

  • Love your cute little sampler! The Linen and your fabrics are the perfect match:-)

    • Thank you Hildy–I love the way the 2 mix!

  • Where did you get the Essex Linen fabric from? I love the texture it has.

    • I purchased mine from a shop on Etsy. Search Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Olive for the exact color I used. There are a lot of great colors.

  • Sweet! I love your sampler mini.

    • Thanks so much Karen!

  • Love your choice of fabric in the blocks not to sure about the linen.

    • If you try linen, you might be hooked. =) It adds wonderful texture to a quilt!

      • Gail, I know what you mean about the linen. It kinda is growing on me, but it’s great that you love the other fabric choices!…they are from Corey’s first fabric line Prairie coming out this fall! 🙂

  • I love this quilt and the fabrics you used!

  • I think the linen really creates a vintage feel to the blocks! Love them ALL!!

  • Does the linen require any special treatment? Can it be washed like regular cotton?

    The idea is growing on me! ?

  • I love your choice of background fabric, the linen gives the blocks a rustic, vintage feel. And those bits of black make it all pop! Beautiful!

  • Your blocks are beautiful!

  • Your wonderful sampler makes my fingers ‘itch’ to get started. Been looking to do some smaller projects and this certainly is one.

  • What a darling quilt! I love the linen background, it’s very original. I’m dying to see what you do with the border 🙂

  • Cory, these turned out so cute and wonderful

  • Love your blocks. The linen is a perfect setting for them.

  • I love your blocks and fabric choices, I’m not surprised you couldn’t stop, so cute! Think this book is getting added to my Christmas list!

  • I love the sampler quilt. I actually bought 2 copies of the book – one for me and since I’m the guild librarian, I bought one for the guild, too.

    I’m not usually a prewasher of my fabric. Did you prewash your fabrics. I think I might prewash the linen since it can have more of a tendency to shrink – and differently than 100% cotton.

    Thanks for sharing the gorgeous blocks.

  • such lovely little blocks! the fabrics are perfect and i can see why you couldn’t sew just one! lovely little project!

  • just gorgeous!

  • I know! They are addictive! I am playing along watching for the blocks each week is FUN! You did a cute little sampler.

  • I love it and once again, I LOVE your prarie fabric. I can’t wait until the bolts come out. I need them to finish a quilt I’m making for my daughter. So cute!

  • I’m totally in love with all your fabrics that you chose. I never think of doing a darker background….great blocks.

  • I love your Farm Girl Vintage blocks, those colors on that gray background.

    I think they are a bit different colorway than Lori’s, and what a fun style.

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