Monday, January 13, 2014

A little Vintage Quilt Revival block

Just a quick little note this morning to share a block I made recently from the fabulous new book, Vintage Quilt Revival, by three super-talented ladies I'm happy to call my friends: Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt, Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced and Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts. If you haven't picked it up yet, I strongly suggest you do, because you'll get sound design advice, beautiful photography, and gorgeous patterns. You won't regret it!

This block is the Exploding Star pattern, which you'll find on page 106 of the book. I almost always use super bright colors in my blocks, so I wanted to try a different kind of color scheme for me, so I went with some really beautiful soft blues from Sweetwater's Noteworthy Collection paired with a bold gray Dear Stella print and my ever trusty Kona Snow. This block, and many others made by several other uber-talented quilty peeps, will be compiled together into sampler quilts for charity by Katie, Lee and Faith later this month. Stay tuned for more info on those, I can't wait to see how they come together!

I'm away this week on a trip to Denver, and will be back next week, so the blog will be a bit quiet this week. Have a fantastic week while I'm away, and if you need something wonderful to read while I'm gone, check out the rest of the stops on the Vintage Quilt Revival Blog Hop below:

January 13th (Monday):
Crazy Mom Quilts - Amanda Jean
Don’t Call Me Betsy - Elizabeth
Film in the Fridge - Ashley
Happy Quilting - Melissa
Noodlehead - Anna

January 14th (Tuesday):
I’m A Ginger Monkey - Katy
Quilting Is My Therapy - Angela
A Quilting Life - Sherri
Sew Mama Sew - Kristin
Tall Grass Prairie Studio - Jacquie

January 15th (Wednesday):
Christa Quilts - Christa
Diary of a Quilter - Amy
Quilting Gallery - Michele
Sew Take a Hike - Penny
V and Co. - Vanessa
West Coast Crafty - Susan

January 16th (Thursday):
Bijou Lovely - Holly
Don’t You Know Who I Am - Sukie
Lily’s Quilts - Lynne
One Shabby Chick - Amber

January 17th (Friday):
Swim, Bike, Quilt - Katie
Freshly Pieced - Lee
Fresh Lemons Quilts - Faith


  1. What a lovely block in pretty muted colours! These would be amongst my favourites too. Very effective block!

  2. I love your block Elizabeth! You just can't go wrong with anything Sweetwater. Thank you for making a block for our charity quilts! And have a GREAT time in Denver. :) :) :)

  3. Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop! And I can't wait to hear more about Denver! I usually get suspicious when people fly to Denver but then you had your family in the photo and it didn't dawn on me! Can't wait to hear about your class.

  4. Checking out this blog. Love your block. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  5. The block is really beautiful, my favourite colours and lovely fabric, especially the pale blues. Love it!

  6. I loved loved loved meeting you today Elizabeth! Thank you for your wonderful class and I'm so sorry it got cut short. I look forward to catching up with you in the future! Oh, and the colors you used in this block are beautiful…reminds me of sea glass :)


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