Spring

Hello again, readers!

Spring time started some new adventures and some changes for me. First, I ordered the Farm Girl Vintage book by Lori Holt. I had been eyeing her style for a while and really loved her patterns and how it was simple to construct. I really hadn’t attempted any intricate piecing in a quilt before so I was a little intimidated but excited to give it a go! My plan was to do a block a week but my eagerness won out and I did several blocks a week instead and completed the quilt rather quickly. I had a lot of fun with it but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t become a bit obsessed with finishing it. Ha! The sampler quilt and the process of sewing it made me think an awful lot about my great aunt and uncle. They lived on a dairy farm in southern Ohio and I have fond memories of going there in the summer and helping out on the farm. Bottle feeding calves, helping in the milk house, feeding chickens, collecting eggs, and snapping green beans on the porch were some of the best memories. My great uncle passed away a few years back but sadly just in January my great aunt joined him. So this making this quilt had a lot of sadness and joy in its stitches.

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After completing it, however, I started to get the itch. Most quilters know what I mean. The itch for a new project! While searching online for sewing videos/tutorials I happen to come across the Thimble Blossoms Summerville pattern by Camille Roskelley. I loved the houses and sawtooth stars and just knew it had to be my next project! I do need to mention how amazing my husband is. I loved my Brother Project Runway CE5500PRW but the neck is pretty small and didn’t have an extension table which I really needed. So after checking out several tutorials online, he made me an extension table!

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I was able to quilt the Farmville and Summerville quilts on here much better now!

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Summing up the last of my spring projects was a quilt for my oldest daughter. She wanted a quilt for her bed too as her big brother already had one. So I let her choose what pattern(s) and colors and to my joy, she chose Farmgirl blocks.

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She chose purple gingham for the backing too! Needless to say, she loved how it turned out and so did I! This spring began the broadening of my quilting horizons and trying new things despite intimidation. It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience! Looking forward to the new things that God has planned!

Thank you for reading!

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