Around the Block Farmhouse Quilt

a scrappy farmhouse quilt

The Pattern basket Around the Block pattern

I love house quilts and this scrappy farmhouse quilt was fun to do! I am drawn to those patterns and have made 3 in the last year. To me they are usually easy to sew and interesting to piece and look great as a finished product. Also great patterns to use with all those big fat quarter bundles or curate your own as I did with this quilt.

Curated bundle for farmhouse quilt

This pattern is from The Pattern Basket. I really love her patterns. I have found that they are straight forward and easy to read. Heres the Pattern Basket patterns I have in my shop.

Here is the kit from my shop.

Here is what your kit will look like.

The quilt is made of 5 different house blocks, simple to piece. I did finish mine differently. After sewing all the blocks and assembling the center, I added a small .75” ( cut 1.25”)border in the black picnic gingham by Poppie Cotton.

Then I did an outer border in the same background color final width 3.5” ( cut 4”). To get the length if my strips, I lay my quilt flat then measure near the top, the middle and the bottom, take the average then use that number for the length of my inner and outer borders. Then I did the binding in the same black picnic gingham.

When it came time to quilting, I used a tear away quilt design from Quilting Elementz. I laid all 3 layers(backing , batting and quilt top) together with my top right side up. This product comes with 4 sheets and the fit almost perfectly for the inside. I had to improvise a little. I pinned one sheet to the top where I started and pinned in the empty loops.Then i just free motioned quilted trying to not necessarily hit the lines perfect but staying relaxed and doing the best I could.

I used the tiny gingham border to travel. I just did a cross hatch in the solid border marking my design and free motion quilting that as well. The lines weren’t that big. It wasn’t perfect but I‘m happy with it. After I was done with everything i washed it. I really love that vintage look as it shrinks and looks puffy.

I love using an old ladder to decorate and hang my quilts!
Here it is at a recent show I was a vendor at.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Now please go sew something beautiful for your home and family ! Whatever you do enjoy the day! Colleen

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