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Vintage Quilt Revival Blog Hop: The Big Finale

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I hope you all have enjoyed the Vintage Quilt Revival blog party this week! I want to give a huge thank-you to all of the bloggers who graciously agreed to make a block for us. I love how everyone put their own unique spin on the blocks—color and fabric choices really do personalize these designs.

If I could sum up Vintage Quilt Revival
in one sentence, it would be: Think outside the grid. We would love for you to make the patterns in the book, of course. But more than anything, we hope Vintage Quilt Revival will inspire you to get creative with traditional blocks. You don’t have to just tile them across your quilt in the usual way—mix things up a little!

So when we asked 20 bloggers to make blocks from the book, Katie, Faith and I thought it would be fun to split those blocks up amongst ourselves and make small sampler quilts with the blocks in fresh, creative layouts. We told our blog hoppers they could use any colors or fabrics they wanted, so it was a bit of a design challenge getting all these blocks to work together, but I think the three of us were up for it.

So, here’s my sampler! Half-blocks and staggering: These are a few of my favorite things … If you’ve been to any of my guild lectures recently, you can probably sing it with me. : )

Seriously though, I do love a staggered layout, where the blocks are laid out like bricks instead of in a traditional grid. This is such a simple layout tweak that anybody can do with almost any block—yet it can do such cool things to a quilt design, you guys! And half-blocks along the edges of a quilt are a perfect compliment to staggering, because they make it look like the design extends right off the edges of the quilt. It all adds up to a look that I return to again and again.

I made two blocks and two half-blocks to complete the design. The background is Kona Cotton by Robert Kaufman in Eggplant. Quick stipple quilting in a nice medium gray thread, and we’ve got ourselves a charity quilt.


Love the Joel Dewberry floral on the back. Such pretty colors in that print!

I’ve got a couple of local children’s charities in mind to approach with this one—I’m hoping a little girl who loves purple as much as my 4-year-old does will get this quilt.

If you missed any of the block posts by our blog hoppers, the full list is below. Thanks again, everyone! Don’t forget to visit Faith‘s and Katie’s blogs to see what they did with their blocks! And another reminder: The Vintage Quilt Revival Block-Along starts next week on Sukie’s blogGrab a copy of the book and sew along. Oh, and be sure to check the #vintagequiltrevival hash tag on Instagram! People are making some beautiful things from the book already!

Monday, January 13:
Crazy Mom Quilts – Amanda Jean
Don’t Call Me Betsy – Elizabeth
Film in the Fridge – Ashley
Happy Quilting – Melissa
Noodlehead – Anna

Tuesday, January 14:
I’m A Ginger Monkey – Katy
Quilting Is My Therapy – Angela
A Quilting Life – Sherri
Sew Mama Sew – Kristin
Tall Grass Prairie Studio – Jacquie

Wednesday, January 15:
Christa Quilts – Christa
Diary of a Quilter – Amy
Quilting Gallery – Michele
Sew Take a Hike – Penny
V and Co. – Vanessa
West Coast Crafty – Susan

Thursday, January 16:
Bijou Lovely – Holly
Don’t You Know Who I Am – Sukie
Lily’s Quilts – Lynne
One Shabby Chick – Amber

Friday, January 17:
Swim, Bike, Quilt – Katie
Freshly Pieced – Lee
Fresh Lemons Quilts – Faith

26 replies
  1. the momma
    the momma says:

    I love that you made charity quilts with all of the blogger's blocks ~ that was such a fabulous idea! I visited every single stop on this blog hop (never done that before) Now I think I may need the book….

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  2. Anne
    Anne says:

    It's been fun following the blogs this week, and I've been looking forward to seeing what you came up with in the end! So neat! Thanks for sharing, and I'm loving the book!

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  3. SIMPLESEW
    SIMPLESEW says:

    Crazy Crazy Cuteness only you girls could pull off.. Love it, inspiring and I know a little girl will be so happy and comforted by your choice.. now I love purple.. bless your hearts..

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  4. Kymberly
    Kymberly says:

    I've been following the blog hop this week and wondering how all those blocks would come together. I love the staggered setting. Definitely will have to try this in the future.

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  5. ChristaQuilts
    ChristaQuilts says:

    Wow! Fantastic job Lee! It's amazing how the blocks all came together in such a gorgeous setting. I'm glad you were able to use both blocks I sent. I hope this quilt will be like a big hug for someone in need 🙂

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  6. Marianne
    Marianne says:

    Your sampler quilt is wonderful! The colors are gorgeous. Looking at this photo reminds me of a juice bar on a tropical beach. Congratulations on this magnificent creation!

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  7. Shelley
    Shelley says:

    I love that beautiful eggplant purple background and the staggered layout! And congratulations to you, Faith, and Katie on all your book success! It really is a fabulous book 🙂

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  8. WeThePeople
    WeThePeople says:

    Stunning quilt! love the staggered layout, big blocks, and that rich plum purple background color tying it all together. exciting and elegant at the same time. the back is as beautiful as the front; two quilts in one!

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