Gingham Farmhouse Blog Tour

Tuesday, November 12, 2019




I always consider it such a compliment to be asked to sew with a Designer's fabric.  And Gingham Farmhouse by Poppie Cotton was such a treat.   


I was sent a bundle of 27 fabrics to work with and they are positively the sweetest fabrics.  There are gingham checks, little farmhouses, flowers, bunnies, and lattice.  All in the softest pink, lavender, cream and black.  And they just go together so beautifully.  






I made a sweet handful of hexies and I looked at the fabric for weeks.  I just kept coming back to the thought that I wanted to make a quilt that would completely reflect the softness of the fabric.  And I just couldn't seem to think of the right pattern to really bring that out.  



Suddenly one day it came to me.  I had seen a quilt years ago that was a simple patchwork with some elegant crochet lace around each square patch.  That was what I wanted to do.  I didn't think it through or weigh any of the complications... I just jumped in and got started!  Never mind the fact that I only know how to crochet dishcloths!  (Having an "I can do anything" attitude is not always a good thing!) 




I'm going to be straight up honest here and tell you that you would not be wise to tackle a project like this if you only crochet dishcloths!  Because your husband will very quickly label your quilt "The Dishcloth Quilt" and the name will stick!   As a result I worried a lot about this quilt.  

 I worried about the end result not looking like what I pictured in my mind.  I worried that my crochet mistakes would ruin the quilt.  I worried that I wouldn't do the fabric justice.  I worried that I wouldn't get it finished in time for this blog post.  I worried that no matter how beautiful it would be, I would always think of it as The Dishcloth Quilt!  


All that worry for nothing! 





Here is the quilt, my friends.  It is the sweetest, softest, warmest and most amazing quilt.  I'm in love. 





There are 36 blocks in the quilt.  It is a really nice size at 48 x 48 inches.  




I absolutely adore the lacy edge that goes around the entire quilt.  It is so soft and feminine.  





I was afraid that my blocks wouldn't join together perfectly because my crochet stitches weren't exactly perfect.  But there is room for error in this quilt and they all came together beautifully.  




Although this quilt has a definite front, the back is also beautiful.  The only difference is you see the back of the crochet stitches versus the front.  




I think this quilt will make the most amazing little baby girl quilt.  And I'm planning to wrap it up safely until just the right little baby girl comes along!  




I couldn't be happier with it and how it shows off this beautiful Gingham Farmhouse fabric!  And I was right all along... the fabric is perfect with the delicate crochet stitching.  




In order to learn all the crochet on this quilt, I followed the awesome tutorial here.   And now I can actually crochet more than dishcloths!  Smile!




Please follow along with all these incredible sewists as they showcase their projects with Gingham Farmhouse.   Be sure to visit Poppie Cotton's website here to get information on purchasing this gorgeous fabric collection! 








9 comments:

  1. OMG! I would love to have that quilt! It would be so beautiful on the new bunkbed that my grand doll just got at my house. I am in love with the magic you created here!!

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  2. Oh my goodness, it's gorgeous! Very creative way to use that fabric. Wish I knew how to crochet...

    Thanks for sharing,
    Amber

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  3. The crochet is a wonderful finish for those darling fabrics. So lovely!

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  4. It is just so beautiful! I can almost feel how delightful it must be!

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  5. So so dainty & sweet. It really is simply beautiful!! It looks to soft ❤️

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  7. Such a sweet and beautiful quilt!

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  8. Oh, well done! A gorgeous quilt! Thank you for the link to the tutorial. Well done with the crochet!
    As you say you just needed the “can do” attitude!
    Barbara x

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  9. Oh, when I saw your quilt my immediate thought was how much my grandmother--who quilted with the same group of ladies for 70 years--would have loved it. And good for you, for trying something new! That same grandma, in her 70's, was always sending us gifts of the new crafts she tried, from ceramics (h-u-g-e fork and spoon set) to purses decorated by leather burning.

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