Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage Top & 2016 Goals

 One more finish before 2015 ends, well not a complete finish, but the top at least of my Farm Girl Vintage Sampler. I joined Lori Holt for her Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Along, but set my blocks aside to finish up charity quilts when it ended. I decided I needed this all put together before I could start any other projects.
 I am so thrilled I made this! It is definitely a bucket list quilt. 
 Despite the snow on the ground, I just bundled up, threw on my snow boots, and trekked outside for pictures. I took a picture of each quadrant for more detailed up close pictures. This is the top right side.
 I used a white with black dots for the background. This is the upper left side and
 the lower left side
 and finally the bottom right.
 I have gotten in the habit of making an extra block for a label on the back of my quilts, but I could not decide on just one block. I made four blocks--the barn and silo with a sweet heifer in my barn, two sunflowers, and a giant John Deere tractor. I will be embroidering the tractor details and label information on the panel.
I had been planning on using my aqua floral border fabric for the back. But when I ran up to the fabric store the other day to find a red for the flying geese border and a green for the tractor, I spotted this red with large polka dots fabric for $5 a yard--I bought all 4 yards. I think I will use it instead. Now comes the hard part--figuring out the quilting. It is so busy that a simple quilting design would probably be best...If you have any ideas, I'd to hear them!
Onto my 2016 Goals--I bought the pattern for this Down in the Garden Embroidery Quilt by Leann Beasley this last summer
and I have collected some of the fabrics to make it. I want to work on this as a Block of the Month in 2016.
In 2016, I plan on making the Lori Holt Pig Quilt and I even have a kit waiting in the cupboard. I also want to finally make a quilt for our bed--this was a goal last year that never happened!
I am teaching my first quilting class in 2016--it is Lori Holt's Quilty Fun as a Block of the Month. I hope to share my passion for these cheerful designs and make some more of the book designs as models for my students.
My last goal for 2016 is to manage all the rest of the senior year and graduation activities and send my daughter off to college in the fall. 2016 sounds like a busy year!
2016PlanningParty
Check out what other quilters are up to for 2016 here

Have a Happy New Year!

47 comments:

  1. Beautiful work on your FGV quilt! I love the blocks you made for your label - adorable! :)

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  2. Your farm girl vintage is stinking cute and that red polka dot perfect!! You daughter is beautiful....I agree uourcwuiltibgvdhoukd be light...I did see a pig pantograph on that website I emailed ya though.

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  3. Lovely work on the quilt top. So much work but definitely worth it. Fantastic idea for the label on this one!
    Great selection of goals for next year. i especially love the Leanne Beasley one. Good luck!

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  4. I love seeing that bright and beautiful quilt top against the snowy background! :)

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  5. I love seeing that bright and beautiful quilt top against the snowy background! :)

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  6. The quilt turned out so beautifully! Congrats on your first quilting class! Your students will have a fun time, I am sure!

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  7. Your Farm Girl Vintage top turned out beautifully! You've got some fun projects picked out for 2016. Enjoy! Have a very happy New Year.

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  8. The Farm Girl Quilt is so FAB! Love you fabric choices, beautiful work.

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  9. Your FGV top is fantastic! I love seeing these tops completed...because mine is still in the working stages. I look forward to seeing how you resolve the quilting decision. I was thinking about sending mine for a real custom look at a long armer, but still haven't made up my mind. Happy New Year!

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  10. Thank you so much for linking up! I wish you a joyous 2016 and much success as you work toward these goals.

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  11. That quilt is spectacular, the quadrant close ups help to really see the detail, thanks for sharing! Good luck achieveing those goals!

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  12. You are very ambitious quilter, happy 2016!

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  13. Your Vintage Farm Girl is wonderful--love your idea for the label and the dots will be so cute on the back!! It looks like you have a fun year of sewing ahead--looking forward to seeing your progress!

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  14. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I love how bright and joyous it looks. All the blocks are beautiful. I think my favorites are the barn, the sheep, the pumpkin and the pile of bowls with the wooden spoon.
    As for the quilting, I myself would not know where to start. lol
    Thank you so much for participating to my first Fabric, Thread and Yarn link party! I greatly appreciate it. Happy New Year (again)!

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  15. Love the Farm Girl quilt and the piggy quilt is so cute. All the best in 2016.

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  16. Tanya, what a treasure trove of quilts you made this year. They are all so beautiful. Love your ideas for 2016 - sigh if only I could get out from under all these WIPs I'd start some of them. Happy New Year!

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  17. FGV is so beautiful Tanya! As is your daughter! I love your piggy quilt too. Congratulations on teaching Quilty Fun!

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  18. Love the Farm Girl quilt. I am also working on one. Which size block did you use? The six inch size is a constant challenge for me to get it as perfect as possible. Sandy

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  19. Beautiful quilt top you have finished....good luck with all your to do list for 2016, sounds like you will be busy once again. Beautiful photo of your daughter...so nice to see the snow, was 42 deg C here yesterday!! Bit warm!!!

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  20. What a beautiful creation! I have tired quilt-alongs several times, but I never seem to get past October, despite my best efforts. haha

    I found you through France Nadeau's link party. your blog is inviting; I will be sure to come back!
    Jayne

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  21. Love your quilt! Happy New Year!

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  22. I LOVE it! I really need to get my stuff together and make one of these. Especially with all the cute new blocks she's added.

    It's happening. It's got to! You did such an amazing job, and your label is going to be epic!

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  23. Gorgeous!! And I love what you are doing for the back!

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  24. So whimsical! Your Farm Girl Vintage Top makes me smile. Cant wait to see the Down in the Garden.

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  25. The black dots are perfect! And that label too! This is going to be such a sweet finish.

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  26. I LOVE your FGV quilt top ! And how cute your backing will be, with the barn, sunflowers and tractor! ( I like interesting backs, too!)
    Happy New Year,
    Susie

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  27. A lovely quilt. I love your border choice, it really sets off the blocks.

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  28. Love your quilt. So many adorable blocks!

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  29. Your Farm Girl quilt is just gorgeous! You have such a knack for choosing fabrics that give your quilts a special look. I love them!

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  30. Tanya - your Farm Girl Vintage quilt is darling! I need to get mine out and finish it! :) Thanks for the inspiration! We featured your quilt over on the FWFS blog!

    Lindsey

    http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.com/2016/01/fabric-frenzy-friday-features.html

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  31. Love, love, love that newest quilt! Such beautiful, vibrant colors...perfect. And the pig one, well I can see why you want to make it. It's adorable! Happy new year! blessings, marlene

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  32. Oh, your Farm Girl Vintage is so awesome! I have to finish up my top as well--I got railroaded by a broken foot halfway through the sew along, boo! Enjoy these precious months with your girl...they grow too fast, don't they?

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  33. Love the farm girl quilt. What fun! Such and interesting set of blocks.

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  34. Drooling over your Farm Girl Vintage quilt. It's gorgeous! My copy of the book arrived in December - and this quilt is on my 2016 bucket list! Yours has inspired me...

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  35. Tanya, this is the first FGV quilt top I've seen all together and I love it! I didn't do the quilt along, I now kinda wish I had - my sister would love this quilt. That barn and pigs - so adorable! Thanks for sharing this on MCM, I love the way you've finished this top! :)

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  36. Goodness me Tanya....2016 does sound like a busy one....Your quilt photo's are stunning btw!, I love that first quilt against the snowy background...the lighting is fabulous.

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  37. Believe it or not... I started with your January 6th post and ended up down here. So much quilty goodness, I could not help myself! And I got to see some better photos of your School House quilt before the binding was finished. But that Farm Girl Vintage quilt? TO. DIE!

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  38. Love that farm quilt. You did a great job on it. I'm sure it took a lot of perseverence.

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  39. Very, very sweet! I love how cheery it is. The books is sitting on my shelf, and you're tempting me. Shame on you! Can't wait to see it all quilted.

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  40. Wow! You've completed a lot, way to go!!! I just love your quilts. Good luck with your teaching class! I just think your Farm Girl Vintage Quilt looks amazing!!

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  41. I adore your quilts! I love anything Lori Holt dreams up, don't you? I have 5 of her patterns but have not made the first one. I also buy all hey fabric. My all time favorite was Sew Cherry, the white w/ red cherries. Is out of print and I've used all that I had. Good luck with 2016!! I've sent off 3 and now have 6 grandchildren. They have a habit of finding spouses in college which had been a good thing for us!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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