Welcome to the Fab Farm Sew Along Parade of Quilts! It feels so good to say this as my quilt is done and on its way to baby Maeve. It was a last-minute addition to the sew-along list but the only way I knew I would be close to the right delivery date. So, let’s take a look at a few last details on my quilt, and enjoy the parade.
In the last post, I neglected to add anything about the quilting but did show it to you.
I chose the pantograph Safari Clouds by Anne Bright Designs. In so many ways this pantograph is perfect. There is no overstitching and it is just so darn fluffy and perfect for this quilt. It adds to the dimensionality but doesn’t distract from the lovely farm animals. I used Superior SoFine #494 Pastel Blue for the top and it blended so well.
I also made a label. Since the other baby quilts (her sister’s and her cousin’s) were hand done, so was this. I sewed it on and then put it in the wash! I do like for the quilt to be entirely clean before meeting baby and to know there are no problems with dye transfer.
The Finished Top
Maeve’s Fab Farm did take a visit to a small farm to see a few sheep.
Maeve is here and we are so grateful. Maybe one day I will get to take her to seem some lovely farm animals.
The sheep were totally uninterested in me…so I kept my distance and took a picture! The other fence closer to them was too flimsy to put the quilt on, it just collapsed and as the fields are moving….well…we wouldn’t want to dirty this quilt would we.
Thank you to my Co-hosts
I am so grateful to my co-hosts and quilting friends, Wendy from Pieceful Thoughts and Nancy Grace and Peace Quilting. Both are such good sports to have jumped on board and I am so grateful. I can’t wait to see their finished tops. Even more fun is that by the time you read this, there will have been an excellent adventure meeting the two of them in MN – friends, food, fun, and a bit of quilt store hopping.
The linky party is open for Fab Farm Quilt Tops. I am not sure when I will have to close it, but if you come after it is closed and need to post let me know and I can reopen it. Right now it is open until the end of August.
Here’s the schedule including co-hosts. You can begin at any time and find the posts here or on this page.
|Monday, April 3, 2023||Fabric Selection|
|Monday, April 24, 2023||Block 1 Strawberry|
|Monday, May 1, 2023||Block 2 Horse|
|Monday, May 8, 2023||Block 3 Goat|
|Monday, May 15, 2023||Block 4 Cow|
|Monday, May 22, 2023||Block 5 Chicken|
Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts co-host
|Monday, May 29, 2023||Block 6 Bee|
|Monday, June 5, 2023||Block 7 Pig|
Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting co-host
|Monday, June 12, 2023||Block 8 Sheep|
|Monday, June 19, 2023||Block 9 & 10 Sunflowers|
|Monday, June 26, 2023||Assembling the Top|
|Monday, July 17, 2023||Parade of Quilts|
Patterns and Kits Available
I am listing some links for patterns and kits. They are affiliate links, so a little comes to me (at no additional cost to you) to support the costs of running the blog.
- Amazon: Fab Farm pattern*
- Annie’s: Fab Farm Pattern*
- Fat Quarter Shop: Fab Farm Pattern*
- Fat Quarter Shop: Fab Farm Quilt Kit* (currently scheduled for July)
Maeve’s Farm: 42 1/2″ x 43 1/2″
Washed and Dried: 41 1/2″ x 42 1/4″
Pattern: Fab Farm by Elizabeth Hartman
Batting: Quilter’s Dream Select Cotton
Piecing Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. Dove
Quilting Thread: Superior So Fine #494 and Wonderfil Decobob Grey(bobbin)
Coming Up on My Blog
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd (7/22)
Diatom Linky Party
More Ferry Pillows
Yoga Quilt #1