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July 12, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Week 25 - Family Reunion!!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Welcome back to 
the next episode of the


Today I'm sharing this vintage block
 from my grandma with you:)

Traditionally it's called 
Goose Tracks but I'm calling mine
Family Reunion!



We just recently had 
our yearly Family Reunion...
and just like every summer 
they really are my favorite:)
I get to see my Uncles and Aunts
 and cousins that I grew up with!

Family Reunions have always been
 a tradition in our family...
it was something that Grandma
 looked forward to and so did all of us.

Often we would go camping and 
spend ...

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July 7, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Week 24 - Mercantile Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet

Hello and welcome to Week 24 of our 



Today I'm sharing another 
vintage block with you from 
my grandma's pattern basket:)


As I mentioned last week...
my grandma owned the only store 
in our small town and it
 was called The Mercantile.

Today's block is inspired 
by the flooring in the store.


It was made with linoleum tiles...
which back then was very common 
and easy to install.
Just like with quilting...
you could arrange the tiles 
for many different designs.

There were many colors to choose from
 and grandma's store was in ...

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July 4, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Week 23 - Penny Candy Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Welcome to week 23 in the 



I picked another vintage block pattern
 from my grandma's pattern basket
 to share with you:)





I'm using Farm Girl Vintage fabric
 for all of my blocks:)


This vintage block is traditionally called Single Irish Chain.
It's the perfect scrappy quilt block 
and especially perfect 
for leftover squares:)

I chose to name this block
PENNY CANDY
and here's why!
Last week I told you that 
Grandma owned and ran the
 only store in our small town.
The official name was 
Herriman Mercantile but
 everyone just called The Merc ...

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June 20, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Week 22 - Playing Card Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Welcome to Week 22 in the 
Vintage Block Along!


Today I'm sharing another block 
with you from my 
Grandma's pattern basket...
and all of our blocks will
 eventually become a quilt!





I'm using my 
Farm Girl Vintage fabric collection 
for all of my blocks...



Along with my Bee Backgrounds


This block is a good old 
tried and true vintage block
 and it's original name is 
Old Maids Puzzle 
which was then made by cutting templates 
and piecing with difficult
 on the bias angles.

I've re- drafted it for rotary cutting and
I'm naming my ...

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Vintage Block Along - Week 21 - 4th of July Flag!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Well hello there vintage block lovers!!
Welcome to week 21 and 
a new tutorial from our 
Vintage Block Along



Grandma was very patriotic and also...
she was born on the 24th of July 
which is a holiday here in UTAH 
and we celebrate it 
just like we do the 4th of July.

Because of both holidays 
and also grandmas birthday...
it seemed that the entire month of July 
was just one big celebration 
of the red white and blue ...
and we all loved it!!

I could not even think about
 doing a vintage quilt block quilt
 without including a flag ...

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June 13, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Week 20 - Sparklers Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Good morning everyone...
it's week 20 in our 
Vintage Block Along



I have another really fun 
vintage block to share with you 
from my grandma's pattern basket:)
I am traveling this week...


 I am in beautiful Idaho 
teaching a 
Farm Girl Vintage Retreat/Workshop 
but I have pre-posted this for you!!


I also wanted to let you know that It's Sew Emma just released a brand new Farm Girl Vintage 2 video
to watch it.



It's different from the livestream 
that we did from my kitchen 
during the photo shoot.
If you want to ...

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June 2, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Week 19 - Picnic Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Welcome to week 19 of the 
Vintage Block Along!


I have another block to share with you
 from my Grandma's pattern basket:)





I'm using Farm Girl Vintage fabric...



And Bee Backgrounds:)



I picked these five prints
 to make my block...


And then ended up switching one
 of the prints afterwards...
I'll tell you about that as we go along!


I chose to name this block 
PICNIC

When we were at grandma's house...
and when I say WE I mean that
 there were always some of my 
brothers and sisters or cousins
 there because we all lived ...

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May 30, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Week 18 - Spool and Bobbins Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet



Well hello and thanks for
 tuning in to week 18 of the 


I have another vintage block
 from my grandma's pattern basket 
that I'm excited to share with you!




I'm using my 
Farm Girl Vintage 
fabric collection...


And Bee Backgrounds:)


For this block I used 3 different
 colors and a background ...
as well as a medium print...
or what some call low volume 
and what I call a "busy background"


The name on this block 
pattern page was 
"Double Cross" 
I chose to name mine
 SPOOL and BOBBINS 
because that's what it looks ...

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May 22, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Week 17 - Potluck Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Well hello again!
I'm so happy to be back 
and to continue the


As I told you in my last post 
I knew that I would have to
 take a break because of the 
photo shoot for my next book
 called Farm Girl Vintage 2!

Above is the cover quilt...
and the photo was taken 
on the back deck off of my kitchen:)



Every photo shoot for my books 
always take place at my house 
because I like to set up and style 
all of the photos and use 
vintage props from the 
decor around my ...

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May 14, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Week 16 - Farmers Daughter Block! from Bee In My Bonnet


Hello again!
Today is Thursday and that
 means that it's time for 
another episode of the 
Vintage Block Along


I'm sharing another block with you
 from my Grandma's pattern basket:)



I'm using Farm Girl Vintage fabric 
for my vintage blocks and 
all of the blocks will 
eventually become a quilt ...
that is...
 when the Vintage Block Along is over:)

So far I don't see the end 
in sight yet lol sew...
 let's just keep making vintage blocks
 until I feel it's time to
 put them all together!


I'm also using my 
Bee ...

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March 28, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Week 15 - Memory and Granny Square Blocks!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Well hello again and thanks
 sew much for tuning in to my


Today I have another vintage block 
from my grandma's pattern basket 
to share with you:)



I'm using Farm Girl Vintage Fabric...


And today I'm going to 
show you how to make the 
MEMORY BLOCK

I made 2 different versions
 to show you of this block.
You can choose which version 
you would like to make for your quilt!


This was a very popular block 
and it was commonly known as the
 Album Block...
the Friendship Block or the
 Signature Block.

Grandma and ...

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March 14, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Week 14 - Front Yard Flower Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet




Good morning and welcome 
to episode 14 in the 
Vintage Block Along


I'm sharing another vintage 
block pattern from my 
grandma's pattern basket today!



I'm using Farm Girl Vintage Fabric 
and sewing many different blocks
 in several different sizes...
and then putting them all together
 at the end in one big amazing
 Vintage Block Along Sampler Quilt!


 I'm going to be 
showing you how to make this block...
that I am calling
 "Front Yard Flower"
And here is my explanation why!


I showed this photo of grandma's 
little farmhouse early on
 in this series.

What ...

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March 7, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Week 13 - Bear Hug Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Hello and welcome to the 
Vintage Block Along:)


I'm sharing another vintage block 
from my grandma's pattern basket 
with you in the form of 
another fun and easy tutorial:)



I'm using Farm Girl Vintage fabric...


And Bee Backgrounds fabric:)


When choosing fabric for today's block
 I first chose the floral 
and then pulled 3 more colors that were
 in the floral ....then chose the
 yellow printed background because
 there was yellow in the floral as well:)


This vintage block has been very popular
 for many years and of course grandma
 and her sisters made several quilts ...

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February 28, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Block 12 - Sweet as Honey!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Good morning and welcome to the


Today I'm sharing another vintage block
 from my grandma's pattern basket:)



I'm using my 
Farm Girl Vintage fabric collection ...


And my Bee Backgrounds fabric as well:)



Today's tutorial is going to be 
"short and sweet" because I am 
packing my bags and heading out to 
Nashville the cross stitch market.
YaY!
But before I leave I wanted to 
do another block for you.


This popular vintage block that we 
are making today is traditionally
 called Shoo Fly.

As I was thinking what to call mine
 and what ...

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February 22, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Block 11 - Sunday Star Block Tutorial from Bee In My Bonnet


Welcome to another episode of the 


I'm sharing another 
vintage block pattern from 
Grandma's pattern basket.





I'm using my 
Farm Girl Vintage Fabric 
to make each block.

All of the blocks that 
we are making will eventually 
make their way into a quilt!


Todays block finishes at 
14" and is called
SUNDAY STAR


This photo may look familiar to you:)
It's me when I was 3 years old!

This is where you would find me
 every Sunday morning
 when I was little.
Sitting under the hairdryer...
with pink curlers in my hair.
When ...

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February 21, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Quilting Bee Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Good morning cute people...
it's time to sew vintage today!



I'm sharing another 
vintage quilt block with you 
from my grandma's pattern basket:)





I chose a red and a coral pink from 
Farm Girl Vintage 
to use for todays block:)



I added the pink vintage phone
 in the photo ...



And the pink thimble...



And I'm going to explain 
what these two things have in common 
and why I'm calling this 
traditional vintage block
"QUILTING BEE"


Of course you know by now 
that my grandma and all 5 
of her sisters were quilters.

Anytime that there ...

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February 8, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Egg Money Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet




Good morning!...
Hope you are ready for
 another tutorial in the 


I've chosen another block from 
my grandma's pattern basket
 to share with you:)



This block from grandma 
is one that I have always loved.

Of course grandma and her sisters 
pieced this block using templates
 probably made with a cereal box:)

The angles are difficult 
as many vintage blocks were.
I was determined that it 
should go into this quilt and 
our Vintage Block Along so I persisted...
and with some extra creative 
quilty math my 
"Egg Money" block was hatched!
It finishes at ...

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January 31, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Humble Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Hello there and welcome again to the 



I have another block to share with you
 from grandma's pattern basket:)


It's a simple little block 
that finishes at 5"
  



It's a block that is easily 
pulled together with 
Farm Girl Vintage prints 
or scraps from your stash:)


As you can see in the photo...
the block on grandma's pattern
 shows a border
 but I chose just to use just 
the block alone 
because of how it's going in the quilt.

I named this block
 HUMBLE
because of it's simplicity and because...



We ...

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January 27, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Star Shine Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Hello there!
I'm back for another episode of the 



I'm sharing another vintage block with you
 from my Grandma's pattern basket:)

I named this block
 "STAR SHINE"
and the name comes from my memories
 of camping under the stars:)


One of the things that we did
 as a family when I was a girl 
was go camping...
usually 3 - 4 times every summer.

When I say family...
I mean grandparents...aunts and uncles 
and cousins included!

We would load up the station wagon
 and head up to the mountains 
of either Utah or Idaho ...

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January 21, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Vintage Lily Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Welcome and thanks for tuning in to the 


Today I am sharing another vintage block
 with you from my 
grandma's pattern basket:)

Grandma was a farm wife...
 so of course behind the house
 in the pastures there were
 vegetables...fruits and grains to grow...
but she always grew flowers 
and flowering shrubs in her 
front and side yards.

Her yard was pretty and well kept
with one very large shade tree
 and the flowers always smelled so sweet!


All of her flowers were the 
tried and true old fashioned kind 
that her mother grew in her ...

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