Free Stuff Friday – Vintage Quilt Revival! Enter to win a prize

fwvqr w315 Free Stuff Friday   Vintage Quilt Revival! Enter to win a prizeAs far as my quilting experience goes I have cut out a stack of  4″x4″ squares in the hope of making a quilt but they’re still sitting on a shelf after 7 years. So, my quilting expertise and knowledge is practically at a zero. However, I do love looking at beautiful quilts and after helping some neighbor ladies make a quilt ( I requested the simple part) I realized how it’s not exactly as easy as I imagined. My urge to make a quilt is increasing partially because at work I’m surrounded by lovely and amazing quilts and, I also get to peruse gems like Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks by Blakesley, Heinrich & Jones.

I love the blending of new, modern looks with vintage, time tested traditional blocks. Plus, as a history buff on just about everything I appreciated the historical look back at traditional quilting, blocks and piecing techniques.

Plus, this book comes with a CD of 12 printable template patterns.

So, if you are new to quilting or a veteran at it let me know in the comments section below on what is your favorite block, technique or if you are a fan of blending the modern colors with vintage style.

One winner will be picked next Friday!

And, the winner from last week is Vivienne C.! Vivienne I will be in touch with you shortly on how to claim your prize!

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

 

 

About Jill

I write for the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery blogs. I love sewing, vintage and would love to get a comment from you!
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31 Responses to Free Stuff Friday – Vintage Quilt Revival! Enter to win a prize

  1. Amy Caldwell says:

    I am fairly new to quilting, only about 2 1/2 yrs. I am learning fmq right now, and have plans for constructing my own shortarm frame. I love the idea of mixing modern with vintage. I have self designed one baby quilt so far. I aspire to learn how to write my own patterns also. I need to learn hand quilting as I was given a partially finished Grandma’s Garden quilt top that my Great Grandmother started over 40 yrs ago. I would love the chance to win. Thank You. <3

  2. Karen K Wackus says:

    I really like the retro ’30′s line that Darlene Zimmerman comes up with every year. I used them to make a quilt for my mom and she just loves it. I used a simple stack and whack design, which I prefer since it’s so fast and easy.

  3. Lawana says:

    I am very much into traditional patterns and love, love, love vintage…..

  4. Ruby Holeman says:

    I am a newbie & I love vintage patterns.

  5. Carrie Cunningham says:

    I love quilts made with vintage prints. Recently, I was give quite a bit of vintage fabric and can’t wait to make a disappearing 9 patch quilt with some of it. A few months ago I finished a chevron queen size quilt using spri g colored pre-cut fabric. I love all the variations in quilting!

  6. I love vintage fabrics or shirt fabric used in quilts. It reminds me of sitting with my grandmother and hand sewing quilt blocks. Everything was made from scraps leftover from clothing she had made.

  7. Judi Duncan says:

    fairly new to quilting, but I just finished a sampler with all bright and vibrant colors and I LOVE it!

  8. Cherie says:

    Since I am relatively new to making quilts, I don’t have a favorite block yet. But I can say that I love quilting! It’s so fun.

  9. Kelli says:

    I like making pinwheel blocks. I think they are fun in a quilt and the friendship block since there are so many options.

  10. Nansi says:

    I’ve never made a quilt but have collected patterns and fabric scraps endlessly. With the recent loss of my mother I plan to use scraps from some of her older clothing pieces to incorporate in a quilt and a vintage pattern would be so appropriate!

  11. I have only made small quilts and not very many. My favorite block is the Log Cabin block. My second favorite is the Lemoyne Star. Oh, and I have to Grandmother’s Flower Garden. I think the moderns colors look great in the vintage patterns.

  12. Julie Fleming says:

    Favorite is modern quilts! Love the pop of colors with a heavy backgound with lots of negative space to quilt! Favorite block is basic nine patch. So much you can do with them, from scrappy to modern!

  13. Chris says:

    I’ve been quilting for quite a while. One of my favorite blocks is the pinwheel. It can look so different depending on the fabrics used.

  14. Tambra Vandal says:

    Although I’m a beginner quilter, & so far have made a few baby quilts, my dream is to make a king size bed quilt using a mix of modern & vintage prints in either a Log Cabin block, or a Chevron.

  15. Hermina McNeill says:

    I’ve been quilting for a few years. I love to quilt! It’s relaxing for me.

  16. Jess Z says:

    I am fairly new to quilting and not sure what my favorite block is since I keep discovering new ones. My current favorite is Lori Holt’s granny square because I crochet and I’ve made several crocheted granny quilts over the years. I also enjoy paper piecing as well. Thanks for sharing!

  17. I’ve got a stash of cotton fabrics that I collected for dress making but just haven’t used them. I’m sure I could turn them into quilts if I had some direction. I would then have more room in my closets!

  18. Banner Witt says:

    Quilting light weight blankets are my favorite. I love to go through the scrap bin and build a collection of prints and solids. Then I pick the block I am going to use based on my selection.

  19. M. Jane C. says:

    I am really interested in making a sampler quilt. My first of three quilts is a Baltimore Album which was the quilt class project. I want to learn the basics, like Ohio Star, pinwheels etc. My other two quilts are a rag quilt and a panel based one.

  20. Maureen V says:

    I have started to acquire quilting books & patterns so that I can quilt someday! I did win a charm package at a quilt fair so I just have to figure out what I want to quilt with it. Since I am new at this, I don’t really have a favorite pattern yet but I do like the retro or vintage quilt patterns.

  21. Cindy Marsh says:

    I do love an eclectic look of blending vintage with modern! Hard to pick a favorite ….but I have always liked pinwheels. They just seem happy to me.

  22. MelodyJ says:

    I like the pinwheel.

  23. Jeannine says:

    Coming back to quilting in my retirement. I love the traditional blocks.

  24. c s c downing says:

    Thank you & good luck to everyone ~

  25. Kaaren Reed says:

    My favorite block is the nine patch because you can change it so much. Fingers crossed!
    Thank you.

  26. Sarah Austin says:

    I love modern quilts best, some has to do with color groupings.i like a block I think it’s called a snail trail. I’m an intermediate sewer. I still prefer straight blocks over curved.

  27. Your company has a very attractive website. I enjoy reading your articles and working the projects that have tried and true results. Thanks.

  28. RANDI COOK says:

    I am indeed a fan of blending modern colors with vintage style.

  29. Claire Ogden says:

    I have yet to begin quilting. My very good friend is dying to begin and this would be a beautiful way to start. I love how you can use pretty much any material to create a totally new individual design.

  30. Margaret G says:

    I love the fan block done in vintage prints. And, oddly enough, although I have been quilting for many years, I have never made a single fan block. The curved edge is intimidating. I could use an iron on applique technique instead of hand applique and not have to fuss with the edge, but I would know I had “cheated”!

  31. Rhonda White says:

    I love scrap quilts and the way different fabrics can change the appearance of the blocks and create secondary patterns. These quilts are so soft and made for snuggling!

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