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#vintagequiltrevival Wrap Up!!!

April 1, 2014

 

Vintage Quilt Revival Block Along

 

I’ve been working feverishly to finish the top and the back of the quilt and I’m really happy with it. I followed the general guidelines on finishing the top from the book:

Instead of solid corner stone blocks, I did 3.5 x 3.5 (unfinished) hour glasses using Mrs Red Pepper’s tutorial. I just made it a randon hour glass:

I sashed each block in RK Quilters Linen.

It’s at the longarm quilter and I can’t wait to see what she does with it:

Wrapping Up:

  • Week One – Tea Leaf Block pg 50 / Double Z pg 18
  • Week Two – PATTERN ERRATA!!! Classic Mosaic no.19 pg 76 / Diamond Panes pg 80
  • Week Three – Dove at the Window pg 126 /  Art Square pg 134
  • Week Four – Riveria pg 24 / Dakota Star pg 24
  • Week Five – Rolling Squares pg 30/ Red Cross pg 38
  • Week Six – Mayflower pg 44 / Crosspatch pg 56
  • Week Seven – Wheel of Fortune pg 86 / Tilted Star pg 92
  • Week Eight – PATTERN ERRATA!!! Double Windmill pg 118 / Cross and Crown pg 98
  • Week Nine – Mosaic no 8 pg 140 / Star and Pinwheel pg 62
  • Week Ten – Exploding Star pg 104 / Geometric Star pg 112

Flickr Page

Please post your pictures of blocks here and finish work.  We all love seeing everyone progress!!!

Instagram

If you’re just on instagram – please #vintagequiltrevival . The group is current over 600 pictures and growing!!!!

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Thanks again for following along. . . . I hope this was a challenge for you and kept you motivate to make a sampler quilt.  I want to thank the sponsors for all the wonderful bundles of fabric they’ve given out!!!  Way to keep us motivated!  Please link up your tops at the bottom!!!

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Vintage Quilt Revival

Week 10 #vintagequiltrevival Block Along

March 25, 2014

(cue the Final Countdown song) 

We are in the final week of the #vintagequiltrevival Block along!!!!

 


I’ve been working feverishly on finishing the top and the backing. I’m sending it to the quilter this week with another quilt.  Not a lot of link ups last week. . . are ya’ll okay?  Was it the lack of foundation paper piecing?  Don’t worry ~ we’re tackling that for the last week of the block along.  Also – there’s going to be a wrap up week too for everyone to post their quilt tops and hopefully y’all can see everyone’s tops.

I also redid the Dakota Star too. . . . I’ll update the blog post with my tips.

For the final week we’re working on two really great looking stars.

The first one is the Exploding Star on page 104 of the book. I know I’ve done a handful of blocks with blue and yellow but not one that’s just pink and blue. So I thought I’d make this one in those colors. I really should buy more of the center fabric, it’s by Bonnie & Camille Scrumptious Bias Stripe Cream.

The last block is the Geometric Star on page 112. Again, I choose blue and yellow. . . I don’t know what I have against pink. But I still love how this one turned out too!!!

The winner of last week’s prize is Mrs. Annacousin – she’s been doing her blocks in one of my favorite lines, Chicopee.

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: Me! That’s right. . . I’ll pull a bundle of fat quarters depending on what you need in your stash and mail it over. If you want something made like a pillow or a mini quilt I can do that too! It’s the last week. . . .I’ll see about prize pack for quilt tops and see what I can pull together for that too.

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Week 9 #vintagequiltrevival Block Along

March 18, 2014


 
Sunday, I finished all the blocks for the #vintagequiltrevival in my Flora Hues color scheme and I was so freakin’ exciting!!! I’ve started to work on the borders and hope to have the top and back done next week.  I’m going to send it to the quilter.

Flora Hues

Flora Hues

I need to start working on my Chicopee color scheme but that is going to go on the back burner because I’m working on an epic quilt and hope to do a quilt along with it.


If ya’ll are behind that’s okay, I’ve reopened all the link ups please feel free to link up.  Everyone works at their own pace and seriously, life gets in the way.

We’re on week 9 and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I’m loving seeing all the blocks together!  Overall, I have a special place in my heart for sampler quilts.

The first block we’re working on is Mosaic No. 8 page 140.  This block was so stinkin’ easy (even though I did the corners of the block wrong d’oh!)!  It’s just half square triangles.  I choose three layers of colors for this block.


The second block we’re working on Star and Pinwheels page 62.  And I’m just being a little biased here but this is one of my favorite block.  I made it extra scrappy.  Again this block is plain piecing, which is a nice break from foundation paper piecing.

Last week’s winner is the lovely Mrs. Judy of Sleeping Dog Quilts. She’s using her stash which is great!!! Her blogs has great tips for the blocks too.

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 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?

 

knottedthread

 

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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.

PATTERN ERRATA!!!!

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.

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 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?

 

knottedthread

 

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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:

The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly. Kimberly began her shop as a side business while still working a corporate position, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends. A great inspiration story of a entrepreneur making a successful business for herself

Fat Quarter ShopInterweave 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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