Design wall 4/25/16 Vintage Shirting blocks

Last week I participated in the Vintage Shirting blog hop and I made 2 blocks for it. I like the blocks so I decided to make 2 more and I can put them all together to make a table topper. So here they are on my design wall.

I didn’t put any of the light blue in the last block but seeing them on the wall makes me wish I would’ve…….hmmm….might have to make another block…….maybe…..

Oh well, for now that’s my wall. To see more design walls check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Vintage Shirting Blog Hop

It’s my turn to share a block with you. As usual I seem to be behind schedule. It’s not because I’m lazy and don’t get things done. It’s because I try to get too many things done.  With that being said let’s get straight to the block (because that is what you want, right?)

For my block I chose Square and Stars. I don’t have a reason for choosing this particular block, I guess I just liked it when I was looking through block patterns and I thought that Barb’s line of vintage prints would look nice made into this block.

For the first block I chose these prints.

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Cut the following-

1st dark blue cut (1) 4 3/4″ square

red cut (2)  3 7/8″ squares then cut them diagonally

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light cut (4) 3 1/2″ squares

light, 2nd dark blue and medium blue cut from each (2) 4 1/4″ squares then cut diagonally in both directions

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light blue cut (4) 2 5/8″ squares

Lay the pieces out like this

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Sew the red triangles onto the large blue square

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Make the following unit- sew the light triangles onto 2 sides of the light blue  square

sew the dark and medium triangles together

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Join together to make the unit

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Sew the light squares onto both ends of the unit (make 2) the sew the above units onto 2 sides of the large square to make the following rows

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Sew the rows together and you have your block completed.

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For the second block I chose these fabrics

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Cut the following

first red (1) 4 3/4″ square

dark blue (2) 3 7/8″ squares then cut in half diagonally

light (4) 3 1/2″ squares

light, medium blue and light blue (2) 4 1/4″ squares then cut diagonally both directions

second red print (4) 2 5/8″ squares

Here is the second block

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Well, the post has went up and it’s incomplete. Leave a comment for a chance to win an ebook copy of my book Sew Slice Spin and Sash. My internet is running at a snail’s pace, as usual, so I’m done for now…………….

Theresa

 

Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints Blog Hop Schedule:

Thursday 4/14: Blog Hop Introduction
Friday 4/15: Barb Eikmeier @Barb’s Favorites
Monday 4/18: Donna Lynn Thomas @DonnaLynnThomasQuilter
Tuesday 4/19: Kelly Ashton @KellyQuilter
Wednesday 4/20: Reeze Hanson @MorningGloryDesigns
Thursday 4/21: Sally Schneider @SallySchneider
 Friday 4/22: Theresa Ward @AlwaysQuilts

Design wall 4/18/16 string quilt 

I’ve been having fun making string quilts over the last several months and here is the one that’s on my wall today. All I have left to do is to get the top and bottom black outside borders sewn on and the top will be complete.


I decided to put a string border on this one. What do you think?

Anyway, that’s it for my wall, to see what others are doing check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Blog hop

It’s started and of course as usual I seem to be running behind! So to get you caught up (and ME!) visit http://inspiredbyfabric.blogspot.com/2016/04/vintage-shirting-blog-hop.html and sign up to win some great prizes.

 

Barb has posted her block and each day this week the rest of us will be posting ours. My day will be Friday the 22nd.

Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints Blog Hop Schedule:

Thursday 4/14: Blog Hop Introduction
Friday 4/15: Barb Eikmeier @Barb’s Favorites
Monday 4/18: Donna Lynn Thomas @DonnaLynnThomasQuilter
Tuesday 4/19: Kelly Ashton @KellyQuilter
Wednesday 4/20: Reeze Hanson @MorningGloryDesigns
Thursday 4/21: Sally Schneider @SallySchneider
 Friday 4/22: Theresa Ward @AlwaysQuilts
Leave me a comment this week letting me know that you signed up as well as any comment you have about the fabric, blocks or fun you’re having on the blog hop and I will choose a winner from all comments to receive an e-book of  “Sew, Slice Spin and Sash”(Martingale).
Hope you join in on the fun! Good luck!
Theresa

Lock in mystery quilt

I held off sharing this years quilt until we held our 2nd mystery lock in. Our yearly lock in was a success with  a room full of ladies attending. Lots of show and tell that day too. Here are a few of the ladies lining up to show their quilts from last years pattern Midnight Magic.


It’s always fun to see the variety of colors everyone chooses.

This years quilt is called Knotty Times. We offer several sizes in the pattern so Sharon made the baby and throw sizes.


I made the queen size. If you read my blog back when I was picking out the fabrics, you might remember that I debated over whether or not to use the green. I used it and it’s pretty wild!


Anyway, there is this years mystery lock in quilts. Sharon put the pattern on both our Etsy and Craftsy stores if you’re interested. Follow the link on the sidebar to check out our shops.

Tonight is my guild meeting and we have our quilt show challenge quilts due. This years challenge was string quilts, so I’m looking forward to seeing the quilts. Voting on a favorite though is always hard!

Theresa

What a surprise!

Today Sharon and I went to the Marshall Mo. daytime quilt guild and I presented my Challenges, swaps and exchanges lecture. We had a good  time and everyone was so nice. What a great group of ladies and 2 gentlemen!!

During the program, one of the quilts I show is from an online exchange that I participated in years ago. It was shortly after 9-11 and the online group I belonged to exchanged signature blocks done in red white and blue. We each signed our name and put our City, state and country on the block. When I showed it today, one of the ladies said she participated in that exchange and maybe one of those blocks was hers. After the quilt was held up and shown, Sharon looked for the ladies name and found it! Sure enough, she had made one of the blocks. She was living in Vegas at the time of the exchange so her block has her name and Las Vegas. Wow! What a surprise that was to find someone who had made one of the blocks! Here we are pointing at our blocks.


That was quite a surprise today! Pretty cool one too!👍

Theresa