Monday, April 7, 2014

Vintage Fun!

Do you remember these?

This photo is a very true color.
  I posted a while back about using these vintage blocks here.

In my search for the perfect sashing fabric, I came across the holy grail of vintage fabrics--right in my own stash!!

Selvage to selvage

...and the most perfect color too...
This helped to organize the chaos of the patchwork. I have to have organized scrappy. 

I didn't want to put cornerstones in the sashing because that would throw another scrap into the mix I had just tamed.  Here is what I do when you have to add a length of sashing between rows of blocks.

I press a mark at each intersection as if I had a cornerstone.
Then I pin the mark to the seam on the opposing row I am attaching, just like you would if were matching seams.

This makes a nice even grid without corner stones.

Ok, I am done for tonight. Tomorrow, I will put another blue/green (I wonder what they called that color?) border around this 12 block section and then think about what I will do next.

I have to come up with a plan to use some of these other blocks on the back.

I'm sure it will come to me in the middle of the night!


  1. That fabric is perfect!

    I wonder why the width of fabric changed. . .was it machinery or convenience that precipitated the change?

  2. Got to admit I was wondering what the heck you were going to do with these blocks. They look wonderful now. Sashing looks great and the color....perfect.



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