Let’s Make a Vintage Linens Quilt Together, Post 13, Class 1, Lesson 3

I am so happy to see all of your BEAUTIFUL!❤️blocks! The talent is this group is off the charts! Do you know how far we have come since just a few days ago on January 1st!

We have talked about and made wonderful Star blocks. We have amazed everyone with our fabulous Dresden Plate blocks. We are ready for our next move to:

LESSON #3! 6×6” and 6×12” blocks!

Do you have use of a design wall or a designated area where you can arrange your blocks? It is such a help as you lay out or audition these smaller blocks in your project.

Remember to take pictures of your layouts. Change the picture to black and white to readily see the visual heavy areas. Once identified, begin to move linens/fabrics around until your are pleased with your results.

❤️❤️Remember: this is your quilt! It needs to please you above anyone else! It is ok to ask for the opinion of others, but you are blessed with making the final call.❤️❤️

Oh, and yes I know block 9 background color is incorrect in the diagrams. You’re just going to have to imagine it has a purple/pink color. 🤪 🤷‍♀️🤣

Spend some time reading the picture/diagram captions, they have information including why block 10 is circled in yellow!

These are very simple yet very important blocks. The Dresden is your “pull me in” bull’s eye block, your Stars draw the viewers eye around the quilt and with these new blocks we are going to work on give the eye a place to sit and rest for a little bit.

Are you ready? I feel like this group will fly through the making of these 15 new blocks. In their simplicity they are so much fun!

I have placed a big red X over the blocks we have addressed.

The red numbers show the ten 6×6” blocks and the blue numbers show the five 6×12” we need to make. Start by sorting through your vintage pieces and fabrics and begin to lay out ideas for the 6×12 blocks first. Why first? Because they require a much larger piece than those half their size.

Here is the Boehm House Vintage quilt top with the blocks marked. Why is block number 10 circled in yellow? Artistic license allowed me to substitute a pinwheel where the pattern called for a solid block. In other words, I made one too many pinwheel blocks and decided to use it in the place of a solid block.

Happy quilting and blessings,


4 thoughts on “Let’s Make a Vintage Linens Quilt Together, Post 13, Class 1, Lesson 3

  1. I don’t have many colourful linens… so I’m embroidering my own!
    The Dresden block will likely be the only one I make is there a template I could trace rather than purchase a ruler?

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  2. Are there any directions for what sizes to cut the fabrics to make all these blocks in this quilt? I know you need to be experienced to do this, but I want to give it a shot. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I love what you do and have a box full of antique linens just waiting to be used again. Thanks so much.

    Sent from my iPad


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    1. Yes, there are very detailed instructions on block sizes but I think you’re gonna have to go back to the very first post in this series and look at the different diagrams in the different charts. Everything is spelled out in great detail! Don’t worry about being A beginner, I have tried to gear this class towards Quilters with A wide range of skills from those who have never made A quilt before to those who could run circles around me!


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