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Weekly Reading: Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt

Apron Strings Block Mini destined for my front door. Love me some Alison Glass!

Apron Strings Block Mini destined for my front door. Love me some Alison Glass!

Happy Monday, Friends!

First of all, THANK YOU for all the encouragement y'all have sent my way as I've been sharing more about the E Pluribus Unum Project and Quilts for Cure. There will be a website and newsletter and all sorts of wonderful things coming as we move forward toward non-profit status and get everything organized, but in the meanwhile, the best way to stay up to date on our progress is to follow me on Instagram @stringandstory. I'll be posting pictures of quilts-in-progress, putting out calls for names of kids with cancer to include in the project, etc. Please join me there, and let's work hard together to fight with and for these kids!

Today I want to share with you a book that has been out for a couple of years now: Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet. What's so fun about this book is that it is quite outside the quilting I usually do. I often work improvisationally or from "patterns" I make up, but this lovely title has rich traditional roots and wonderful whimsy, and I pretty much love everything about it. 

Autumn / Thanksgiving Table-topper that I made for my Mama when I first bought the book

Autumn / Thanksgiving Table-topper that I made for my Mama when I first bought the book

I first bought the book in November, and I was so surprised to realize when I pulled it out again today to find that I never shared about it with y'all here on the blog. In my mind, I think of this book as a guide to building a sampler quilt, but I have found that I really love using it to make seasonal table toppers and door hangings. This book has clear cutting and assembly instructions, and I find it to be so useful to me as a quilter with little traditional experience to get practice with accurate cutting and piecing. Plus, who doesn't love a super cute block or a super cute sampler quilt? I think this book is a valuable addition to every quilter's library-- perfect for gifts and practice and so much more. 

Pieces cut for my Apron Strings Block

Pieces cut for my Apron Strings Block

Have a good week, my dears! Make beautiful things and love those around you. 

HollyAnne

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