Friday, April 24, 2015

Farm Girl Fridays - Bee Prepared!!!


My post today is all about
getting ready for our 
Bee Prepared
is my favorite motto
 when it comes to starting any project:)



We only have one week until 
officially begin and 
I'm sew super excited!

So let's talk about a few
Farm Girl Vintage
 things so that you can 
"Bee Prepared!"


This is the book we will
be using for this sew along.
If you don't have a copy yet…
to get one and join us!


If you are using 
Swiss Dots on white 
by Riley Blake
for your background
in any of your projects 
during the sew along…
they are back in stock!
if you need/want some:)

Remember that
 "you are the boss of your own quilt"


You can use the 
swiss dots for the 
6" Farm Girl Sampler
on the cover of the book


Or if you choose to 
make the 12" block sampler
in the book
(Scrappy Haystack Sampler)
The swiss dots would 
be cute there too!

I just like to share with you
 my very favorites ...
and swiss dots just 
happen to be one of them!


You can use them 
as background in both 
the 6" and 12" block projects
 from my book as well ...
you decide!



And in other good news…
will be back in stock first thing
Monday morning…
YeeHaw!!!



I selected this special bundle 
to add to your own scrappy stash
when making projects
for the sew along.
I wanted you to see in person 
the kinds of prints that
I used for projects in my book
and to have the happy colors
that I love in your
own hands to use as well!


Bee Prepared by making sure 
that you have plenty of my
Bee in my Bonnet Design Boards
made and ready to go!
Click on these links for my tutorials;


Bee Prepared with your scrappy stash.
I know I've posted about 
how I buy, use and save my fabric 
to build my scrappy stash…
but it's worth taking a look at again
because I sewed my entire
Farm Girl Vintage book
using my scrappy stash.

Click on these links for my tutorials;


Okay!
"BEE PREPARED"
(That's all I have to say about that:)


Other exciting news!
In June
I will be teaching several
here in beautiful Utah …
hosted by the awesome 
Thimbles and Threads Quilt Shop


We have opened up
 a few more spots!!! 
for more info:)

Come sew with me 
and Miss Lucy!
(miss lucy is my red singer featherweight)

We will be working on 
Farm Girl projects…
and I will be designing
 a new Farm Girl block
(or maybe two)
exclusively for my workshop!

YaY!!!


I will be doing a 
farm girl vintage trunk show 
on the first night
and the remaining days
will be spent sewing!
There will be a
super fun 
farm girl swag bag
 and lots of other giveaways 
fun games and prizes:)
I can't wait!!!!


Last but not least…
I wanted to share a new 
Farm Girl Vintage
YouTube video
with you.
to see how cute Kimberly is
and to see how she
turns "backing into binding!"

It's a really fun method 
to use with the
 Farm Kitchen Potholders
from my book.

YeeHaw!

Have a quilty kind of day 
xx
Lori

P.S. Bee Prepared:)








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Friday, April 17, 2015

Farm Girl Friday's are Almost Here - YeeHaw!!!


Two weeks from today on May 1st…
will be the kick off day of the
and I can hardly wait…
how about you?


Today I want to share with you
 my "go to" 
for background fabrics:)


I love me some polka dots...


And little bitty polka dots 
are always perfect 
for any Farm Girl project.
Look how great these
 look with the 


My very favorite are the
 "Swiss Dots" on WHITE
(they come on cream as well
but I prefer WHITE) 
by none other than the amazing


These are my favorite color choices...




I have used these swiss dots
 in so many of my
 Farm Girl Vintage projects…
 from quilts…
tablerunners…
and potholders:)



I know that many of you are planning 
to make the Farm Girl Sampler
on the front cover of my book
 during the sew along.
If you want to use 
the same background for
the entire quilt..
I recommend using one of the 
Riley Blake Swiss Dots
 in the color of your choice.
Any one of the six yummy 
colors would be perfect!

***As far as how much is needed…
I would purchase 
4 1/2 - 5 yards total
for the entire quilt.
(this includes the 2 1/4 yards
alread called for in the book 
and should give you plenty of cutting room))



If you want to join in on the fun…
but you don't have your own copy of my
Farm Girl Vintage

Click here to get one!


And don't forget to 
save this image
of the 
Farm Girl Friday's button
to add onto your 
blog sidebar
or to use the hashtag
#farmgirlfridays

YeeHaw!!!
xx
Lori


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Friday, April 3, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage is Here - New Sew Along too!!!


I'm so excited to announce
 that my latest book is finally here!!!


by
Lori Holt
of
Bee in my Bonnet


Published by It's Sew Emma
(A Division of Fat Quarter Shop)

I LOVE working with the It's Sew Emma team!!!




I was so happy to open my very first copy….



And check out each and every project...



and each and every photo!!!
And YES!…it has a spiral binding
just like my first book

I can't wait for you 
to get your copy 
of Farm Girl Vintage
and to start
our Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along!

Every Friday here on my blog
I will be posting
that weeks block/blocks
along with tips
and inspiration for 
those particular blocks.



Add this button to your
blog side bar 
if you are participating
or use it on Instagram 
along with the hashtag
Farm Girl Fridays
to announce your participation!

We will be starting on
 Friday May 1st….
and ending in October.
So for 6 months…
 Friday's here 
on on my Instagram will 
officially be called
 #Farm Girl Fridays



Just in case you haven't heard…
I selected 50 fat quarters from 
several different designers and fabric companies
to compile this special
Farm Girl Vintage FQBundle
available exclusively at 


Many of you asked for my
 fabric choices and colors I used
for the projects in my book
so this is my answer!
A good start to build 
your own farm girl stash:)

to get started!




For the sew along we
 will be sewing all 45 Farm Girl blocks…
and we will have
 45 different bloggers as well!
Each will spotlight 
one block on their blog:)
We will be doing
 1-2 blocks per week…
with a few farm girl 
surprises thrown in 
by me along the way!


"You are the boss of your own quilt" 
so you
can choose to do either the
 6" or 12" size…
or both!

You can choose to 
make the Farm Girl Sampler 
just like in the book...






Or use your blocks 
to make one of my simple settings...



Or even make the queen size 
Scrappy Haystack Sampler!



Each block is fun to make on it's own...













And you just may end up making every
 project in the book just like I did!

I can't wait to get started…
but until then…
I hope you'll pick a project or two
from Farm Girl Vintage
and start playing!!

Have a quilty kind of day…
xx
Lori



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