Thursday, September 24, 2015

Farm Girl Friday - Water Turn Block

Welcome to my turn on Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along! I've been sharing my blocks all summer long, but this one - the Water Turn block - is being featured on the Fat Quarter Shop's blog hop! And, you'll want to read all the way through this post so you can enter my giveaway sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop too! So, without further adieu, here is my Water Turn block:
Water turn Block from the book "Farm Girl Vintage" by Lori Holt and sewn by Thistle Thicket Studio

Each Friday since May, Lori has been showing two blocks from her new book called "Farm Girl Vintage" and sharing ideas of how to use those blocks in all sorts of creative ways on her blog Bee In My Bonnet. You can order the "Farm Girl Vintage" book and Lori's cute, cute fabrics and notions from the Fat Quarter Shop.

I have so thoroughly enjoyed this sew along because Lori has made each block so easy to make. And the Water Turn block is no different. This block was so fun to make, I couldn't stop at just one, so I decided to make a whole quilt featuring this block using a stash of fabric and precuts I had tucked away of Feed Company by Sweetwater.

Chain piecing the flying geese for this block was a wiz!
I wish I would have read the recipes on this text print in the Feed Company line before I cut it all up!

I did a 'mash up' - as Lori calls it - of blocks in my quilt, adding a four-patch block in the center of my Water Turn block. I used a Moda Candy pack for the four-patches and a charm pack for the half square triangle corners of the block to make it scrappy.

Then I printed my logo on a printable fabric sheet to turn an extra block into a label for the back of my quilt!

I added sashing and corner stones between the blocks. I love how the HSTs and the corner stones create a secondary pattern in this quilt. I also love a good plaid for binding, don't you?
Water Turn Quilt featuring the Water Turn block from Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage Book. Made using Feed Company fabric by Sweetwater. Pieced and Quilted by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
It's wheat planting time on our farm and we use an auger to remove the seed wheat from the bins. Perfect setting to feature this Farm Girl Vintage quilt!

I used the left over charm squares in the backing. I love the back almost as much as the front!
Water Turn Block Quilt Label by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
And I love how the quilting shows up in this photo!

You know what the reward for making it all the way down to the end of this post? A Giveaway! Leave a comment below on what kind of extra project you would make using "Farm Girl Vintage" blocks for a chance to win one of Lori's new "Seams Sew Easy" notions from the Fat Quarter Shop! Giveaway will close on Sunday evening, September 27th, at midnight Eastern time and I'll select a winner Monday using a random number generator.
Giveaway!!! Win a Seams Sew Easy Notion by Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop at www.thistlethicketstudio.com. Ends 9-27-15 at midnight Eastern US Time.
Lori Holt designed her Seams Sew Easy for an accurate 1/4" seam and for constructing easy corner triangles. This tool saves time by not having to mark lines on your fabric when sewing half square triangles, flying geese or snowballs. The center circle of the guide is also marked with 1/2" grid lines for a wider seam allowance. This is a seam guide that temporarily adheres to the bed of any sewing machine. These grid lines also help to ensure correct placement when adhering to your sewing machine bed.

I want to thank Lori Holt for all the quilty fun this sew along has brought me and the Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring my giveaway. And all of you for stopping by! Lori has a new sew along planned for January - I can't wait!

~Sharla

P.S. Be sure to stop by Why Not Sew and check out the other Farm Girl Vintage block featured this week!