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Week 6 – #vintagequiltrevival Block Along

February 25, 2014

So I’m looking at the folks who are linking up and I think that last week was the most linked!!! Wo0T! W0oT!!! I’m hoping ya’ll are mastering foundation paper piecing. I’m planning to do another How to: Youtube video on how I foundation paper piece soon.

I finally started to cut out Week 1 in my beloved Chicopee fabrics.  I was thinking of making double the blocks and at the end I would have 40 blocks. . . then I thought I should just make a queen for my bed. . . but I would need 72 blocks.  Holy freak!!! That’s a lot of blocks right but then it would be one epic sampler quilt.  The plan is to make 40 and then make great sashing blocks.

 


We’re on week 6 of the #vintagequiltrevival  ~ woohoo!!! This week we’re tackling the Mayflower and the Crosspatch block. Both blocks are foundation paper pieced.

The Mayflower is probably the easiest to put together. seriously!

The Crosspatch block was a little more complicated but not really just more pieces to sew.

The winner of super awesome fabric bundle from Bunny Designs is Mrs. Sarah with her purple Red Cross block. She’s doing all her blocks in a different shades of Purples – with a warm background. “Cool on the top and warm on the bottom.”

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

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Week 5 – #vintagequiltrevival Block Along

February 18, 2014

Alrighty! How was week 4? Did y’all paper piece like pros? I hope those videos helped? If you need more help – here’s each of the author’s and their blog post on paper piecing.

Kate of Swim Bike Quilt – Evening Star

Lee of Freshly Pieced – Arkansas Star

Faith of Fresh Lemons – Star Quilt Block

 

Vintage Quilt Revival Block Along

We’re half way through now!!! Week 5 we’re working on the Rolling Squares pg 30 and Red Cross pg 38.

The Rolling Squares has a very traditional block in it – Square in a Square and I really enjoyed making that one:

There’s a couple tips for Red Cross block I’d like to give y’all! After you’re done with each template A and B and you’re getting ready to attach them together.

  • Leave the paper on (it helps stabilize the sections)
  • Line right sides together leaving a little dog tail on the end (shown below):

  • Sew on the a scant 1/4 inch

  • Cut off the dogtail and rip the paper off. Press seams open and you’re done!


 

Hope that helps!!! Okay the winner of this week is the lovely Mrs. Julie of Quilty Sewing!  She’s doing all her block in Acacia by Tula Pink.  I really love seeing her blocks each week.  Congrats Julie!!!

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Week 3 – #Vintagequiltrevival Block Along

February 4, 2014

So this blogging every week. . .I could get use to it, especially when I see all everyone’s blocks posted in the link-up and the flickr group! Oh are you on instagram? Check out the hashtag #vintagequiltrevival (there’s over 400 pics for this book / block along)

Last week’s winner is the lovely Mrs. Jeanine with her colorful blocks Mosaic No. 19!!

This week we’re doing the Dove at the Window Pg. 126 and Art Square pg 134

I finally got my grey in to match Chicopee and so I’ll be doing week 1-3 with my orginal fabric choice. I’m excited to get those caught up. . . but I’m also loving the scrappiness of these blocks:

When I was making Dove at the Window – Be very careful in making the hour glass block. Since you’re trimming it twice it kind of leaves little to no room for error.

Did you have a tough time with the star points???

The Art Square was easy (except I have a problem with reading directions and kind of screwed up the half square triangles and cut them wrong to begin with – doh!!!)

At the beginning when I was just making two blocks it was hard to tell if I would like it or not – and as I keep tackling block after block ~ I’m loving it!!! What about you????

This week’s sponsors are:

Hawthorne Threads ~ is owned by a great couple, Charlie and Lindsay!  They began their shop on Etsy and quickly grew it into fabric store.  Hawthorne Threads has a great selection of fabrics!  I think the best part of buying from Hawthorne Threads is the tiered priced discounts!   They’ll be sending the winner a Hawthorne Hues Fat Quarter Bundle:

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Please link up below!!!  Can’t wait to see your blocks!!

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Week 2 – #Vintagequiltrevival Block Along

January 28, 2014

Wow! Did you see how many folks linked up in the first week?  Way to go peeps!!!

The winner for last week’s prize was Christine!!  With her awesome block Double Z block!!

PATTERN ERRATA

This week we’re doing Classic Mosaic No. 19 Block – Page 76

From White Fabric, Cut: 1 square 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″

Again relatively easy blocks to put together – with Mosaic No. 9 and if you did it my way, you’ll be learning flying geese and square in a square (you could do all hsts).

 

 

On Diamond Panes, I wanted to start focusing on colors in my group instead of using all (4) colors like in the last three. I choose the blue and the burnt yellow. Once I put the blocks together ~ I started to like it more and more. It’s hard to tell how it’s all going to look when you’re not using an entire line and just pulling out of your stash.

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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Please link up below!!!  Can’t wait to see your blocks!!