Hello there and welcome again to the
I have another block to share with you
from grandma's pattern basket:)
It's a simple little block
that finishes at 5"
It's a block that is easily
pulled together with
Farm Girl Vintage prints
or scraps from your stash:)
As you can see in the photo...
the block on grandma's pattern
shows a border
but I chose just to use just
the block alone
because of how it's going in the quilt.
I named this block
because of it's simplicity and because...
We all looked to grandma when
we needed help in making a decision.
She was very wise and thoughtfully considered our questions...
which always resulted in
good and sound advice.
"work hard and stay humble"
was one thing she always said
over and over again.
Grandparents and the older generation
can teach us so much...
if we only choose to listen.
They know from experience and
know what they are talking about.
Their words of advice are
sometimes dismissed too often:)
Both of my grandma's
came from humble beginnings and
both taught me the value of
working with my own hands.
A quilt block also comes from
just a few scraps here and there...
placed just right into a
simple patchwork pattern
becomes a true thing of beauty!!
My grandma's were very self sufficient.
They made their own clothing
as well as their husband's and
their children's clothing.
They grew...harvested and
canned their own food.
They took care of their families well
and always tended to farm animals...
saving egg money for
carefully thought out purchases.
They played just as hard as they worked.
They made their own entertainment...
as well as decorated their
own homes and gardens.
No calling a repairman for them!!
Basically...they did everything!!
They taught me how powerful it is
to use my own thoughtfulness
and creativity in all things.
From them I have learned practicality.
I have learned that by
using my own head...
following my own heart...
and using my own hands...
I am contended.
I Love Love Love being self sufficient...
and being creative every day.
It's a truly wonderful way to live!
back to making the
and choosing fabric:)
For this block you need
one background and two colors...
I'm going to show you my fabric combos
from Farm Girl Vintage
and Bee Backgrounds collections that
I chose for each of my four blocks...
I'm going to show you how to make just one...
obviously you make them all the same:)
For ONE block you will need to
cut from the background:
4 - 2 1/2" squares
5 - 1 1/2" squares
4 - 2 1/2" squares
4 - 1 1/2" squares
Grab the 2 1/2" squares and pair them up
to make half square triangles:)
To save time...
chain piece them and use the
instead of marking your lines.
to see how I use it
and put it on my machine.
Trim away the excess and press.
You should have a total of four
that measure 2 1/2" square.
Now grab the 1 1/2" squares...
(leave a background one on your design board)
And sew them together like this.
Now lay out all of the segments
and sew them into a block...
should measure 5 1/2" square at this point:)
Now stitch up the remaining 3 blocks:)
I love these blocks and I hope you do too!
This is the eighth block so far in
Vintage Block Along
and they will all eventually be in a quilt!
I'm hoping to be back next week
with another block...
it may not be until Saturday though
because I'm also working
on week 2 of the
you did not hear this from me...
but I'm right in the middle
of a new book as well!
Stay tuned and remember what grandma said...
Work Hard and Stay Humble!
If you are just joining us...
click on these previous
vintage block along tutorials
in this sew along:
6. Vintage Lily
7. Star Shine