Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Classic and Vintage

Good morning friends!  I'm excited to share my completed block in the Classic and Vintage series from Fat Quarter Shop. The featured block is the Broken Dishes block and it's a favorite.  
FQS quilt along

I am using Harper's Garden Ivory Roses for my background an Bella Solids in Peach Blossom. I like the combo together, kind of a soft fall look.  I  am going to add a small border and make this a little pillow, 14 inch size.  

The triangle paper was fun to use, and your triangles turn out so nice. I hadn't used the papers in quite a while and it was a good reentry point.  This would be a nice gateway project into using those fun Cake Mix Recipe Papers! But back to this project.  The standout, besides the block itself, is the Square on Square 8" Tool!  This tool will allow you to oversize your triangles then trim your block for a perfect square in a square.  This has always been a bit of a challenge for me,ending up just not quite right and having to really work at matching things up.  You can make a 4" and 8" square in a square block with this tool.  There's also a part of the tool designed to trim up a 2 1/2" or 4 1/2" pieced block.  This option is perfect for those leftover or oversize 4 patches that can accumulate if you're like me and over cut for a project sometimes! You can check out the how-to video here

What a fun block! The Classic and Vintage Series is a favorite of mine.  I love old blocks and old quilts, that's what drew me into quilting  all those years ago.  Back in the days before online shopping you had to leave your house and find things in the wild if you didn't inherit them.  My love of fabric and sewing allowed me to make my own and those classic quilts are still what I'm drawn too. I hope you head over to the Jolly Jabber and check out their post about this great block! Thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop for sending me the ruler and papers to get started on stitching this one up!!!  


Blogger Peg said...

Love the block and colors! I definitely am drawn to the traditional blocks as well. Some of the new tools, such as that ruler sure make the old blocks easier to (combat?) piece together.
Having a square in a square ruler that works with multiple sizes would be very helpful to have on hand indeed. Thanks for sharing Pam!

1:01 PM  
Blogger liferecipes said...

It's so beautiful! I would like my house covered in this combination.

4:31 PM  

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