May 25, 2020

Vintage Block Along Finish!

My Vintage Block Along quilt is all machine quilted and bound!
It's so big, it has a perfect overlap for a queen sized bedspread.
For these photos, I put the quilt on my king size bed.

I began this quilt along, created by Lori Holt, 
January 2019 through December 2019, a whole year.
I really looked forward to seeing what each block looked like.
I fell behind a few times, but quickly caught up.

The blocks have a wide range of sizes,
 I had no idea how it would come together in the end.

I  used Lori Holt fabrics, 
and often substituted a similar print in the same color family.

 I love that the quilt is so vintage looking!
I love the scrappiness of the quilt and the variety of colors.

There are lots of little surprises throughout the quilt, 
such as the house block, some flowers, a basket, maple leaves,
the flag, and many other pretties.

 I used the same border fabric as Lori used,
I had to buy fabric for it anyway, and it was just so perfect!
I chose a different fabric for the binding, 
it's a bandana print in one of Lori's lines.

The back is one of the cutest fabrics I've ever seen!
It reminds me of when I learned to embroider 
when I was 11 years old.
It's called Granny Chic Vintage Embroidery in teal.
The fabric also comes in brown and corral with a white print.
This fabric would be so beautiful as a tablecloth too.
It's a wideback fabric, at 108" wide.
Because this quilt is so huge, I had a friend do the machine quilting.
She quilted it with a roses motif.

These blocks were all free on Lori's blog.
I think they'll only be free for the rest of the year and then the Vintage Block Along will be published in a book.
At that time,  Lori will take all of the instructions for the blocks 
off her blog.
The quilt along was so much fun, partly because Lori told stories about her grandmother and why each block had its name.
Thanks for following along!

1 comment:

  1. I love your beautiful finish in this Vintage Block Along quilt. The backing, border and binding all fit perfectly with all the lovely, lovely blocks. This will be a treasure for always!