Vintage Quilt Revival

Week 7 – #vintagequiltrevival Block Along

March 4, 2014

You know – I had some serious doubts about keeping this thing going. But now that I’m looking at Week 7 and there’s only 3 more weeks to go. We’re going to do it!!! And I thought about all the folks that may be starting. . .don’t be ashamed that you’re not with the rest. Start now! Link what you have – no judging here!!!

I’m still behind in making my Chicopee blocks – I haven’t done past week 1. . . and I want to make 40 blocks. . . . oi!

This week we’re still doing foundation paper piecing – but lets throw you a twist called a, “Partial Seam!” Yeah we’re looking at the your Tilted Star!!!!

I loved the way the Wheel of Fortune Block tuned out! I tried to mirror the prints on the other side of the star. But framing in with the blue makes the block super cute.

The next block you tackle a partial seam!!!! Yes, and that jacked me up. . . I’m not a pro at partial seams at all. . . my block turned out a little wonky and not right so I had to unpick it. and sew it together. Here’s my pointers on partial seams:

After you’re done constructing the star points –

  • I would take the paper off. Usually, I leave the paper on and sew the whole thing together because the paper helps me stabilize it.
  • Watch the video below to help you better understand how a partial seams works:

Don’t hesitate! It’s a great block and I’d make more (if I had time)!!

Last week’s winner is the lovely Mrs. Sarah – she’s making all her blocks out of solids.  She’s using Modern Solids by Alissa Haight Carlton for In the Beginning.   There’s a couple folks that are doing an all solids sampler and I love how they look!!

 

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:

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5 Comments

  • Reply Ginger Komiskey March 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I absolutely love your book. After I ordered it my daughter said that she has met one of the authors. I have mentioned the book to my local fabric supplier “Phat Quarters” in Galena IL and I think that one of the clerks is ordering the book as well. It is so well put together and easy to follow. I’m loving it!

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  • Reply Heather March 10, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    These were my favorite blocks yet. Paper piecing is prime!

  • Reply genie March 11, 2014 at 9:18 am

    I was agonizing with the partial seams. The book’s explanation wasn’t enough for this old gal…and then I discovered the video. THANK YOU.THANK YOU.THANK YOU. You have saved my life. I was making something difficult that really wasn’t at all. Adore the book. Can’t believe we are down to only 4 blocks left. Thanks for all of your work and the work of the other gals. You have made this such a special experience for me. genie

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