Vintage Quilt Revival

Week 4 #vintagequiltrevival Block Along

February 13, 2014

So sorry for the late post peeps! Tuesday was kind of hectic. . . I took the day off for the launch of registration for Sewtopia. It’s a epic sewing weekend retreat! More info can be found on the site and regular registration tickets are still available if you want to attend.

Okay on to Week 4 of the #vintagequiltrevival!!!

First off winner of last week’s prize is Mrs. Heather!

All of her blocks look GREAT!!! If you haven’t seen other folks blocks, please head over to the Flickr Group.

This week we’re working on Riveria block pg. 24 and Dakota Star pg. 24.

We’re getting into paper piecing and by the raise of hands how many of you need help in this area? Well fear not! I’m here to give you some good references and if you really are struggling, I’ll try to do up a video this weekend on how I paper piece. (but then you might see my Dakota Star and think otherwise.)


Both of the videos above are helpful and will help you get started – plus Mary is great to watch, she’s so spunky!

I really enjoyed making Riveria block.

But when I went to the Dakota Star that kicked my ass! I’m going to post the picture here because I think ya’ll would appreciate that I’m not a perfect person and if I could throw this block into the fire I would!!!!

From a far you couldn’t see it. . . and if you squinted. . . and maybe had a couple drinks. . .

The points don’t line up and I know what I have to do to fix the bugger. I’m going to use some fabric glue and baste the fabric to the template. Stay tuned for the redo.

Redo update:  

Here’s the tips that helped me tackle this block and make the points line up.  First off  I glued the template to the fabric with fabric glue and then I cut the template out:



Then I lined up the templates and sewed on the dotted line. I pressed the seam open and removed just the seam paper. I cut the dog tags off each sections shown below:

I hope that helps y’all for this block. . you’re dealing with fabric on the biased with this block so a good way of making sure it lines up correctly is to have that paper as a stable foundation. I’m very happy with the redo.

Are you ready to give paper piecing a try??  My blocks are together are looking great though and I’m happy with the color choices. (I’m going to need a bigger floor!)


This week’s sponsors are:

Bunny Designs – is a owned by a great gal name Ang.  They’re based in Austin, TX and specialize in Japanese Imported fabrics, notions, and toys!!   This week’s winner will be getting a bundle from her Etsy shop.




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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  • Reply Gina February 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I will have to postpone trying to make these…we have to head out of state for a family emergency…it’s gonna be a long day tomorrow…13 hour road trip from Wisconsin to Tennessee…and hopefully get to see my grandfather before he passes on. I’ve been so stressed out I haven’t been able to sew for 2 days. I will have to catch up.

  • Reply Beth Weston February 16, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I’ve never paper pieced before and those videos were fantastic! This week was fun. Paper piecing is really satisfying – although time intensive!

  • Reply Heather February 17, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I’m so stinkin’ excited that I won! Fat quarter solids – fantastic! Thanks so much and YAY!

  • Reply Heather February 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I love paper piecing and if I had my way would do this for everything. It worked well for these two blocks to leave the paper on until the bitter end until right before sewing the final seam, i.e. bringing the last two halves together.

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    Alot of pretty Blocks made……

  • Reply Meg February 19, 2014 at 2:11 am

    I’m playing catch-up with blocks from the past two weeks, so I’m just now working on the Classic Riviera Block. Much as I hate to say it because I love this book so much, this pattern has an error in the cutting section. It says to cut template piece B1 3″x7″, but it should read 3.5″x7″ (just the same as as its mirror image template piece A4). I need to recut because my pieces are too short 🙁

    Anyone else have a problem with this? I don’t see this listed on the VQR errata page. Do the lovely VQR ladies know about it? I’m sure there will be future reprint editions of this awesome book!

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