Farm Girl’s Potholders

I’ve been doing a little sewing from Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage book that I bought this past summer. In retrospect I think I subconsciously bought the book to make potholders. The six inch blocks with an added border of background fabric are just the right size.


It’s a cold and cloudy day here in Saskatchewan so I didn’t dawdle taking these photos !


page 30 “feed and seed” block


page 48 “old red barn” block


page 10 “baby Chick” block


page 13 “baking day” block

I think the neighbours heard me groan when I saw that the hst’s on the feed and seed block were 1.5″( btw – the closest neighbour is a mile away) Once you get all the cutting done though, it’s quite enjoyable to sew all the little pieces together. I had a stack of small paper plates and I sorted the pieces onto the plates as I followed the cutting list.

Maybe I’ll get around to one of the many quilts in the book in the new year.


Thanks for having a look. I hope that those of you that celebrate christmas have a very merry one and to everyone, I wish you peace and joy always 🙂

linking up with Amanda for Finish it up Friday.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laney
    Dec 19, 2015 @ 07:29:21

    Yes! Love, love, love these as potholders! I don’t have this book but I love seeing these blocks/quilts all over blogland. This is a perfect way to use them. 🙂 Hope your holidays are happy!



  2. Tracey
    Dec 19, 2015 @ 07:49:07

    Very nice, Colleen and Merry Christmas to you! Do you think you have any fabric under the tree?? 😉



    • Colleen
      Dec 20, 2015 @ 07:00:44

      Thanks Tracey… I don’t think there is any fabric under the tree… my family probably thinks I have enough already… but we know that’s just not possible, right ?



  3. mindingmomma
    Dec 19, 2015 @ 19:25:34

    Really nice work. Baby chick is soooo cute!



  4. allisonreidnem
    Dec 20, 2015 @ 01:52:22

    Wow! Those look so pretty but so fiddly! The designs look great photographed outside – thank you for braving the cold! It is so warm here – very weird 17C yesterday – and the temp stays up overnight too. It will be a real shock when we get a spell of ‘proper’ winter!



  5. jody
    Dec 20, 2015 @ 09:13:17

    I love your potholders!!!! I don’t think that i could bear to actually use them though!

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