About two years ago, Debby, long time member of Tarheel Quilters Guild, initiated a “Farm Girl Vintage” bee. My daughter Trinity was visiting at the time, and we decided to join the fun. We followed instructions in Lori Holt’s book of the same title. I made 6″ blocks, and Trinity made 12″ blocks. You can see a picture of my quilt if you click here.
Most of the blocks in the quilt pictured above are in Lori Holt’s book, but Trinity also included some that were offered online: cow, pig, honeybee, corn and tomatoes. Aren’t those tractors a fun addition? Trinity says they are what motivated her to make the quilt in the first place.
We considered several edge to edge quilting designs. For 1930s reproduction quilts, I generally suggest “Clamshell” or “Baptist Fan,” but neither seemed appealing to Trinity for this quilt. I happened to recall that I have a tractor pantograph, and Trinity was tickled to choose this design. Just a bit quirky, it makes the quilt a little less girlie. I used pastel variegated thread which blended nicely with the colored areas of the quilt as well as with the very light background and sashing. Click on the picture to zoom in an view the quilting stitches.
Trinity is so proud of finishing this UFO; she plans to put it on her bed right away!