Vintage Quilt Revival

Week 8 #vintagequiltrevival Block Along

March 11, 2014

Here we are at week 8 . . . two more weeks and we’ll have 20 blocks.  I’ve been brain storming how I want to finish the top.  I thought about doing the same as the book – but then I want to think outside the box a little.  Have you guys thought of how you’re going to finish your quilt???


I’m going to reopen all the link ups on the past posts. . . so that folks keep linking up!  With that said, we’re on to week 8 of the #vintagequiltrevival !!! We’re tackling another partial seam this week but if you followed my tips from the last post – you should be fine!!!

The first block – Cross and Crown on page 98 is an easy foundation paper piecing pattern. Ya’ll should be pros at this now! I didn’t like the look of the block in general (no offense hopefully). If you take the block and do a whole quilt then yes, it’s a great block. But alone it just didn’t wow me . . . and if you haven’t already figured this out, a sampler quilt with scraps is hard to judge from just one block on how the whole quilt is going to look.


Classic Double Windmill Block – Page 120
Cut from Cream Fabric (B4): 3-1/2″ x 5″ (Cut 2)
Cut from Cream Fabric (A5): 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (Cut 1)
Cut from Green Fabric (A4): 5″x 5″, cut in half on the diagonal (Cut 1)

Are you ready to tackle another partial seam?? The Double Windmill block is a great looking block. I did run into a bit of trouble finishing it so here’s some on my tips:

  • Cut a (2) 6.5 x 6.5 block instead of the (2) 5×5 blocks for the background fabric.  (I’m just giving you more fudge room for your block) 
  • Cut the 6.5 x 6.5 diagonally
  • Attach it to the block
  • Trim block to 12.5 x 12.5


Well the winner of last week’s prize pack is Mrs. Kathy! She’s doing all her blocks in Botanics.



  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 Knotted Thread: A lovely shop owned and operated by Mrs. Jenn.  She started her shop in 2012 and is always carrying the latest and greatest lines.  The Knotted Thread carries bundles of the whole lines and patterns.  Go visit her shop will ya?




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  • Reply Ginger Komiskey March 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Loved the Cross and Crown block!

  • Reply Anna March 15, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve been able to keep up with this – it’s been a great experience for my first quilt along! I was thinking about doing the layout that Faith used in the book, but after some Pinterest searching, I’m also debating about Irish chain blocks.

  • Reply Shawn Schumacher March 16, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Sukie- This has been great motivation to get this quilt started. I have only been able to make one block at a time. But at least I have some of them made!

  • Reply Kathy Manning (artkat in NZ) March 16, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you so much for choosing my blocks for last week. This is the first QAL I have done and it is also my first sampler quilt. Can you please email me – I have tried sending a message via Flickr but haven’t had a reply.
    I am tempted to try setting out my blocks for the finished quilt like this

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