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.


Cut the following-

1st dark blue cut (1) 4 3/4″ square

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


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


light blue cut (4) 2 5/8″ squares

Lay the pieces out like this


Sew the red triangles onto the large blue square



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

sew the dark and medium triangles together


Join together to make the unit


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


Sew the rows together and you have your block completed.


For the second block I chose these fabrics


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


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…………….



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

66 thoughts on “Vintage Shirting Blog Hop

  1. dezertsuz

    A good tutorial on how to do the block – makes it much easier. I think I like the one with the red center just a little bit more, but both are beautiful and a quilt that alternated the two colorways would be outstanding! Thanks for your block. I hope your internet straights up!


  2. Lori Morton

    Love your block! thank you for grrrreat Tutorial! The 1st block is my fave…Blue center.

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! 😀


  3. usairdoll

    Beautiful blocks! Great fabric choices, I love red, white and blues. I’m a follower of Inspired by Fabric.

    Thanks for a chance to win.



  4. EllenB

    Great color placements as it looks 3D and I really like the one with red in the outer blocks. I follow IbF by email and thanks for a great tutorial!


  5. diane beavers

    I love the hologram effect of the 3 blues, it really makes it look like stars shining thru. Beautiful!
    It’s nice to meet you via Blog too:) Thank you for sharing in the Vintage Shirting hop. Congrats on your
    Sew Slice Spin and Sash book. That’s wonderful.


  6. Janet Licari

    Beautiful blocks and great tutorial. This block does show off many fabrics and looks great with the Vintage Shirtings and Dress Prints line. I think I like the first block best…not sure if it’s the paisley center that attracts my eye. Great job on the pictures…they are so clear and show lots of steps. I am a follower of the Inspired by Fabric blog. What a wonderful hop this week. Thank you for being a part of it!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com


  7. Julie

    I LOVE that you used the three different blues in this block. I love this block! I might just have to use this tutorial! Love your blog too!


  8. Donna

    The block looks difficult with all the points but you made it look very easy. I like the 1st block and have really enjoyed this hop. I follow inspired by email .
    Thanks for chance to win


  9. Ann Dunn

    It seemed so complicated when I read your cutting instructions but then your process of turning the pieces into a completed block were easy to follow. I love both versions.


  10. Jerusha Fields

    Very lovely. I like the second one best. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!
    P.S., Your quilted feathers that Barbara displayed on her blog are beautiful. I am beginning learning free motion quilting ony domestic machine. Do you have any tips? I have Harriet Hargrave’s book Heirloom Machine Quilting that I am learning from. How much practice do you recommend a day/week? Thanks!


  11. Lori M.

    I like these blocks…the square within a star is quite striking…Thank you for making these lovely blocks…and showing us how to make them ourselves…


  12. Linda Kau

    Beautiful block and perfect with these vintage shirting fabrics. I’ve enjoyed this blog hop and hope to see more of them in the future!


  13. lewisnancy54

    Love this block!! I like the blue center the best. I couldn’t believe how the different colors made my eye pull to different aspects of it. Great job!!


  14. I love seeing tutorials. It makes life so much easier. Not much thinking involved – just follow the photos and instructions. The blocks look great in both colour ways but I am partial to blues.
    I do hope your internet issues get resolved.


  15. Linda Edwards

    I like the blue one best. Thanks for an excellent tutorial and for the chance to win. I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.


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