Exploring my quilty side

I am a very new quilter. I feel funny even calling myself a quilter. I’m very intimidated by those precision-piecing, accurate seaming, perfectionists. :) But I do love browsing for hours in fabric shops…like my local quilt store. It was there, hanging on a wall, that I first saw the Vintage Farm Girl sampler quilt (designed by Lori Holt from Bee In My Bonnet) and I was obsessed. I asked the nice lady behind the counter if there was a class for that. After she laughed at me, she said, no, it’s a year-long club and you can’t sign up for it–the deadline was 2 days ago. :(

She did however tell me that the club is following along with the book, Vintage Farm Girl. Great! I’ll buy the book. Alas, they were sold out. She said she could order it for me, but I couldn’t wait. I left the store (with a bunch of fabric of course) went home and immediate bought the book from Amazon. The book came 9 days ago. So far, I have made 9 of the blocks, and I am totally smitten. This book makes me want to be a better quilter.

I’ll be sharing progress pictures of my quilt as I move along slowly but surely. Here’s the entire Vintage Farm Girl sampler quit that got my blood pumping.

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Have any of you worked on this quilt? I’d love to see pictures.

Oh, hi. I'd love to know what you're thinking.