Vintage Block Quilt Along

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Vintage Block Quilt Along Link to website or photo What advice would you give someone starting this project? I would say that this is a good BOM if you want to learn some advanced techniques, like sewing curves and Y seams. At the end of each of these blocks you should be proficient at both...LOL. Definitely do as she says and use a SCANT 1/4 inch. It will make a difference in the final trim up.

What you will need

  • Three Sisters for Moda

Q&A with Applekrisp

Applekrisp asked:
my really good machine is in the shop...I am having to stitch on my "only in emergencies" machine. It feels awkward, but I am desperate to sew! I hope they hurry and get it fixed. It wasn't holding the needle and I was trying to get a baby quilt quilted for Christmas...took me two days!!! I finally WAXED the needle into place, which would hold long enough for me to get a bit done before the head would melt it and I would have to turn it all off and re wax it. CRAZY! But it was for a friend, her first quilt and I didn't want to let her down. Turned out beautiful...onward we go!
Applekrisp answered:
Well, you would think so Sandie, but apparently on the Bernina, it's the whole assembly that needs to be replaced. We'll see, when they least with the wax, no permanent damage is done either way. I was totally at a loss for a quick fix.
patz in suffolk asked:
What an unusual block - curves mixed with straight bits - looks rather difficult. I'm going to have a look at the Vintage Block Quilt-Along, as it seems interesting. Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with - this is really lovely fabric - well worth your having stashed it away for so long!
Applekrisp answered:
these blocks are from the Kansas City Star News Paper circa 1930's...they use to print patterns in the paper.
ginnyt3 asked:
So pretty. I love your colors. I'm going to do this years BOM. I am mostly a 2 to 4 color person so am having a hard time coming up with the right combination.
Applekrisp answered:
You should take the Craftsy class on color, it's very instructive. I have all her books and she really has a different approach. Can't say I care for the videos, they kind of drag on, but if you pay attention she has great info to offer.
NanaJeanFL asked:
Oh WOW!!! And just when I've committed (re-committed) to no more new projects until I finish the ones I already have :D - Will definitely bookmark this and save it for the future. Your blocks are gorgeous, as always!
Applekrisp answered:
Thank you! I think this one is going to be fun too!
Surfside6 asked:
Hi Applekrisp - I have had my eye on Charise' BOM for a while. Love her ideas and fabric. Your fabric choices gave a whole new perception, of course. Looks wonderful. I just bought a used Brother (picking up today) at the sewing machine store. $900 new, $399 used. Looks like new. Quiet and powerful. The original owner upgraded. Has all the accessories, even a table extension AND the InstructionBook, too. Cannot wait. Has a few goodies like thread cut, needle up, knee lift........loved my other machines, but time for a new toy with fun tricks on them. Sew exciting.
Applekrisp answered:
I love having fun friends to play with! So happy for you!!!