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Blog Hop Book Tour: Vintage Quilt Revival

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Last Fall, I was asked if I wanted to participate in a blog hop party for the new book, Vintage Quilt Revival authored by three very talented bloggers:

Of course, I said YES. Today is my special day, along with others. See below for the full list of participants taking part this week.

We were all asked to make one of the blocks from the book and send it to Lee. The blocks that we made have been sewn into charity quilts and you’ll be able to see them on Friday at the authors’ blogs. I can’t wait to see what everyone made.

I chose to make the Double Windmill block that was designed by Katie and is featured on page 118. It is foundation paper pieced and has partial seams. I was up for the challenge! I think it took me longer to pick the seven fabrics (I used six) needed from my stash then it did to actually sew the blocks. I love blocks that require multiple fabrics as it’s a challenge for me to pick the fabrics from stash and avoid being all matchy-matchy.

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I made two blocks, the second one was sent to Pat Sloan for her birthday quilt. Here are my fabrics:

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And my finished block:

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I love how it turned out and the detailed drawings in the book and instructions on sewing a partial seam were fantastic. I did run into a tiny problem as the instructions for cutting a few of the pieces are incorrect. If you decide to make this block, get the errata info on the Vintage Quilt Revival site.

Below are the 20 blocks included in the book. It also includes 19 full project patterns that use the blocks in unique and unexpected ways and three beautiful sampler quilt patterns, each featuring all 20 blocks. A CD is also included so there’s no need to trace the paper pieced blocks as you can print them directly from your computer.

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The book is simply gorgeous. The detailed drawings and technical information are excellent. The various projects are fun and inspiring. Kudos to the three authors, this book is definitely a keeper.

Your local quilt shop should have the book in stock now, or you can purchase it from Amazon.


Other Participants

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: January 15th, 2014

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Product Reviews

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4 Responses to “Blog Hop Book Tour: Vintage Quilt Revival”

  1. Love the block and the color choices. I would not choose those, as I tend to get stuck in a rut. The colors are great together.

  2. Thanks so much for making a block for us! I have had such a fun time working on the charity quilts. And thanks for the review.

  3. Your block turned out so great! What a clever idea to make two in Pat’s colors and send one to her as well!

  4. Faith says:

    Your block is awesome!! Thank you so much for making a square for our charity quilt. :) xox

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