Farm Girl Vintage Finish

Hi folks!  I’ve been meaning to write a post on this quilt all week! Since it’s Friday night, I figured I should get it done before the weekend.

aurel Poppy and Pine Farm Girl Vintage Quilt

This Farm Girl Vintage quilt was made for my mom for Christmas. I cut it really close, stitching up the binding on Christmas Eve!

This isn’t a normal palette or style for me, but I knew my mom would love the adorable chicken blocks.  The palette was drawn from her home decor and conversations about the colors she wanted to focus on most. I didn’t follow a layout plan for this one, but just placed my finished blocks on the design wall and filled in the negative space with low volume prints.

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One of my favorite blocks was the tractor block… it was the first one I made.

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I made a pieced backing that I fell in love with. I think the backing fits my style a lot more than the front does! For the quilting, I chose to do a really big loop-de-loop design. This quilt is made for snuggling on the couch, so I wanted to keep it poofy by doing minimal quilting.

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I opted for a solid black binding.  Without a set grid, and with so much going on in the blocks and layout, I felt like it needed a really strong frame visually to contain everything.

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My mom let me know this week that she’s been snuggling up in her chair with her quilt every night since Christmas. And that’s the very best review I could have ever gotten!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. In case you missed it on my Best of 2015 post, here is a picture of my parents getting their Christmas quilts.

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 You can see a post about my dad’s quilt here. 

Happy Sewing!  ~L

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