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Farm Girl Fridays Start Now!

By November 1, 2019blog

Welcome to Farm Girl Fridays! (and a giveaway!!)

Farm life for me this week has included an over abundance of eggs… our five new girls have all started laying! And our lilacs have burst into flower… the smell is just divine!

So, back to quilting….

Lori Holt (@beelori1 on Instagram ) and Fat Quarter Shop (@fatquartershop on Instagram) are having a Farm Girl Vintage 2 sew along to go with the release of Lori’s new book, Farm Girl Vintage 2.

Yay! Yippee! and Yeehaw!

The first sew along was such fun (and I made my Farm Girl Vintage tractor quilt top during it) that I couldn’t resist joining in with this sew along too.

Lori is posting on her blog, Bee in My Bonnet, and her Instagram every Friday with piecing tips and pictures of her blocks.

Fat Quarter Shop will be posting on their Facebook and Instagram each Friday with the hashtag #farmgirlfridays two blocks every week starting at the beginning of the book. And once a month on the Jolly Jabber Blog FQS will be highlighting blocks from bloggers around the world (and I will be showcasing mine in February 2020!)

This week’s blocks are the Autumn Pumpkin and Baked with Love.

So what I am going to be making? So glad you asked!

I am going to be making my version of the Busy Bee Flower Farm Quilt with the great ute (well, truck in US terminology!) surrounded by most of the sampler blocks in 12″ size. This week’s blocks didn’t make the cut for my quilt, so I will be showing my first block next week… the Barn Cat!

Do you want to join in and sew along with everyone?

I am giving away a copy of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 book to one person (who, sorry to all our overseas friends, needs to live here in Australia because of our horrendous postage costs!) who comments here on this blog post with what thing about farm life they like the most (or the idea of the most).

And if you are subscribed to my newsletter (sign up form in the footer of each page on the website) there might be an extra goodie added in to the winner’s package!

So don’t forget to post your blocks on Instagram with #farmgirlfridays or post in the Said With Love Sew Along Group on Facebook!

Have a great week and see you next Friday with my first blocks and the winner of the giveaway!


  • Lyndell Eldridge says:

    My favourite thing about farm life is the serenity of sitting on the front verandah after a hard day enjoying a glass of bubbles and a sunset

  • Jo Matthews says:

    I just love this quilt. My favourite part of farm life is shearing, I am a spinner also and have friends who have a farm that I get to play at. I just love the shearing shed, the smells, the noises and the action is just amazing. It is hay time here in Beechy, so all the paddocks are in different stages of hay making, they look just beautiful. I am basically a country girl at heart! xox

    • SWL says:

      Ooooh…. the smells of a shearing shed are just magical! That smell took me back to being a child at shearing time…. so much excitement! So glad you get to play on a farm!

  • Jodie Young says:

    Oh I love to create and make 😁 💃🏻🎶 must be the hunter gatherer in me! To be able to make and create with produce grown on the farm sure lights me up…sewing, cooking and baking are my loves. I would love to make my own FGV quilt 👌🏻❤️

    • SWL says:

      Hmmmm…. can I come to your place?!? I more love the eating part rather than the cooking / baking part! 😀

    • SWL says:

      Jodie you are our WINNER!!! Congratulations! Get in touch with us with your postal details and I’ll send off the Farm Girl Vintage 2 book to you 🙂

  • Kate says:

    The thing I love most about living on the farm is the quiet. The peace of country living can not be beaten. Free from truck and car noises! Replaced with the soft sound of wind in the trees and happy animal noises drifting about!

  • Kirsty Crispin says:

    I love the family togetherness of farming and often the community that comes with it! Also seeing things grow is magic! It’s so completely different to an office job where often things are intangible. And of course, having a farm dog!!

    • SWL says:

      Hehehe….. I think my husband would LOVE a farm dog!! Yes, farming communities can be very strong. It can be some comfort to know you are not alone.

  • Cheryl Serafini says:

    My idea of farm life is the memories created with those we love. I have wonderful memories of staying at my grandparents farm and helping to milk the cows, feed the poddy calves and the best scones with strawberry jam made with strawberries we picked from the garden
    As a grown up now and not living on a farm I love the idea of peace at the end of the day

    • SWL says:

      Cheryl, those are wonderful memories!! All hard work, but lovingly made and done with family… and yes resting at the end of a productive day is rest well earned!

  • Barbara Nixon says:

    ‘Farm Life’ on a winery! I love the change of seasons and watching the vines spring into budburst with those tiny, transparent lime green leaves. Then watch their growth everyday! Eventually hard little berries form, they get bigger and softer and eventually sweeter and finally, ready for picking. Then the autumn colour! Each varietal of grape vine throws a different colour in their leaves so it is a real patchwork of colours, but all in straight rows. Then winter when the vines gets a much needed prune, tie down and it starts all over again. It’s the circle of life that I like most and the certain rhythm of nature.

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