Sometimes you get a new sewing book and you know exactly which project you want to sew first. That’s how I felt when Lori Holt’s gorgeous book, Farm Girl Vintage, showed up in my mailbox last week. I knew right away that I had to make the Strawberry Block into a mini quilt with its sweet, scrappy goodness: I’m obsessed with ballet pink and strawberries (Exhibit A: the walls of my sewing room and the 1/3 of my accessories that are not white or aqua).
I made little pockets on the back to hold a dowel for hanging on the wall. I folded over 3” squares backed with lightweight fusible interfacing to give them added strength, sewn on right before the binding.
I did a quick and dirty stitch in the ditch around the outside of the strawberry and between rows to quilt it and I love how it turned out! It looks right at home on my mini-quilt/hoop wall. All of the blocks are adorable though, if you haven’t purchased your copy of Farm Girl Vintage, what are you waiting for?
In other news, last week I kicked off the Scrap-Busting Blog Hop--check out Abby’s lovely review of Scrap Happy Sewing, and Svetlana’s adorable pincushion. It’s turning out to be a pincushion-y kind of week! You can see the rest of the schedule on my original post. Thank you so much to those who left such sweet reviews of my book on Amazon. I can’t tell you how excited I am that you like it and dug straight into your scrap baskets to start sewing, your support means so much to me! If you have the book but haven’t yet left a review I would be so thankful if you would take a few minutes to leave your honest thoughts to help others decide if the book is right for them, too!
And now for the promised giveaway...
I had such a blast cutting fabric to make the scrappy strawberry that I kept on cutting! I pulled out lots of my favorite remnants, trimmed the funny edges, and made this gorgeous stack of scraps just for you.
This sweet scrap collection is perfect for making small patchwork projects like pincushions and sewing kits. AND because I still get asked about this fabric after all these years, and I love it so much that I put it into almost every single scrappy, patchy thing I make, you'll also get a 12x42” cut of American Jane multi measuring tape fabric cut straight from the bolt. Along with the scrap stack I'm including a copy of my book, Scrap Happy Sewing, and this scrappy green pincushion. Inside the pincushion is a bit of emery sand for sharpening your pins and giving the cushion a nice bit of weight.