Week 1 – #Vintagequiltrevival Block along


I think I haven’t been sewing for a long time, like I lost my mojo.  I used to sew every night and then life got in the way and I stopped.  I got my groove back last week and forgot the sense of accomplishment when you finish something even if it’s just a small 12.5 x 12.5 block.

So, remember how I was going to use Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt with coordinating solids from Pink Chalk?   Well, I forgot that I need background fabric! D’oh!!!  I was anxious to start the blocks so I went to the trusty Design Seeds site.  I wanted to get a spring color palette for my blocks and this one gave me warm and fuzzies:

Flora Hues

Flora Hues

 


(Week 1 Blocks for #vintagequiltrevival)

There’s a lot of half square triangles this week – 20 total!!! Here are a couple tools, I’d suggest getting if you haven’t done so:

1. Frixion Heat Erase Pen by Pilot – these pens are awesome!  The one I have is purple and it’s .7mm point and magically disappears when I’m ironing my seams open.

2.  Quilter’s ruler 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 (normal retails for $15-16) .  This comes in handy when you’re trimming the hsts.  The important thing is that 45 degree bold line – you’ll be positioning that line on the seam of all the half square triangles to trim up.

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The blocks are relatively easy and fast to put together.

 

I’m really loving the colors!  I think I’ll be making two quilts. . . yeah I’m crzy.  Oh well!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS!!!

Rules:

  1. Link up your block(s)  (this means you have either blog about it or uploaded to the flickr group).  Put your link below!
  2. You can only share once – if you’ve made both blocks, THAT’S GREAT!!!!  If you have only made one block, that’s okay.  The goal is to keep us motivate  - this isn’t a race!
  3. A winner will be drawn on the Monday before Tuesday’s post.
  4. The winner will be rewarded with an awesome fabric bundle from the sponsor that week.
  5. The winner has a Pay It Forward prize as well!!  That’s right, I want you to share the wealth if you win – meaning that you have a chance to give the book away to a friend or family member!!! Just get me the addy and I’ll ship them a book.
  6. No multiple winners – if you’ve won once then that’s that.

This week’s sponsors are:

The Intrepid Thread ~ they specialize in specializes in high-end, designer quilting cottons. They carry the most sought-after, modern fabric in the industry, including collections by Amy Butler, Sarah Jane and Melody Miller. Our Art Gallery Elements come in a variety of colors and shades and are always kept in stock to compliment your quilting and sewing needs!  Julie’s an awesome shop owner!!

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Interweave is a successful and growing enthusiast-media company based in Loveland, CO, with offices in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.   Interweave delivers best-in-market content to enthusiasts when, where, and how they want.

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Please link up below!!!  Can’t wait to see your blocks!!  I’ve already started working on #2


Comments

  1. Your blocks look fantastic. I’ve linked up over at Flickr and have loved looking at the blocks there and at those who have linked up here.

  2. I bought the book yesterday.. Its Fabulous !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Love the fabrics you used for your blocks! I will be a week behind. Just ordered my book yesterday and got the shipping notice today. I will most likely get it next week sometime.

  4. Everyone’s blocks look great! I hope my book gets here soon so I can start making mine! It would be a real nice surprise if it’s in the mailbox when I get home from work today…

  5. A little confused… I did figure out how to post to flicker group. Do I need to link up on your blog also? When I try to do so ,I select my picture but a random picture…not mine…shows up. Suggestions…..my first attempt to participate online!

  6. Hi Amy. Loving sewing along with you et al. Learning to link up not so much. Accidentally linked up week one twice… can you take one down for me please? Don’t want to give the wrong impression (duh, greedy, can’t follow directions). Thanks!

  7. I know the feeling of getting out of the sewing groove! I didn’t sew for about six weeks over the Christmas holidays. Fortunately, I’ve gotten back into the swing of things and am happily hearing the purr of my Janome most days. Too bad it’s for a secret project that I can’t share!

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  1. […] is week 1 of the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilt-Along at Sukie’s blog and since I have been eagerly awaiting this day, here are my blocks of week 1 : Tea leaf and Double […]

  2. […] Did you see how many folks linked up in the first week?  Way to go […]

  3. […] Week One - Tea Leaf Block pg 50 / Double Z pg 18 […]

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