Let’s Make a Vintage Linens Quilt Together, Post #5

I have added a .pdf file to the Facebook Group page for your viewing. In it I list the 32 quilt blocks, both their Cut and their Finished sizes. This will assist your efforts as you begin to analyze your vintage pieces and how and where you might consider using them in your quilt.

You will notice the blocks, with the exceptions of the cornerstones and sashings are of the mathematical power of 2. In other words, they are and can easily be divided by 2. This will easily allow you to make changes if you wish. For example: the center 12″ square block could easily become four 6″ square blocks or two 6×12″ blocks. The star blocks could easily become some other quilt block just as long as the finished block(s) measure 12×12″ when finished.

Remember, I keep stressing that this is YOUR quilt, you need to feel free to make it your own and if that means adapting the given pattern, please feel free to do so! But…also remember that I will not teach and/or address your adaptations.

***Now…keep in mind that this class begins on January 1, 2021. As such all specific instruction will not take place until that date. ***

Blocks finished size: Blocks cut size:
8 Star Blocks, 12×12” 8 Star Blocks 12 ½ x 12 ½”
1 Dresden Plate Block, 12×12” 1 Dresden Plate Block 12 ½ x 12 ½”
5 Embroidery etc. feature Blocks 6×12” 5 Embroidery Feature blocks 6 ½” 12 ½”
4 Four Patch Blocks 6×6” 4 Four Patch Blocks 6 ½ x 6 ½”
4 Pinwheel Blocks 6×6” 4 Pinwheel Blocks 6 ½ x 6 ½”
10 Embroidery etc. Feature Blocks 6×6” 10 Embroidery etc. Feature Blocks 6 ½ x 6 ½”
36 Sashing Cornerstones 1×1” 36 Sashing Cornerstones 1 ½ x 1 ½”
20 Sashing Strips 1×6” 20 Sashing Strips 1 ½ x 6 ½”
36 Sashing Strips 1×12” 36 Sashing Strips 1 ½” x 12 ½”

Remember how I have been talking about making this quilt your own concerning the pattern and/or the design? I have done just that by changing one of the 6×6 plain blocks into a pinwheel. Always remember, you can do whatever you wish with this basic diagram! In fact, see the pinwheel block near the lower right that has a narrow colored border around it? This is proof that you should not sew and cut when exhausted. I made the pinwheel block, loved the look of it and promptly trimmed it too small. In order to save this block I added a fabric border.

Blessings and Happy Quilting to everyone!


3 thoughts on “Let’s Make a Vintage Linens Quilt Together, Post #5

  1. Good morning, I am so looking forward to this class. After reading through this post where would I find the pdf. I would like to print it out to add to my binder for the upcoming class. Thanks Linda

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