Thursday, September 26, 2019

Vintage Block Along - Week 33 - Road to Grandma's!!

Well hello again:)

After a week away clamping 
I'm back and it's time
 for week 33 in the 
Vintage Block Along

I'm sharing another vintage block 
with you from my 
grandma's pattern basket:)

Today's block is a very classic 
vintage block and is quick and easy to make.

As usual it originally
 goes by several names.
The most popular name is
 "Road to Oklahoma"
but of course I'm calling mine...

Road to Grandma's!

I'm using Farm Girl Vintage fabric 
for all of the blocks in my quilt.

For today's block you will need 
one background and three prints.

From the background cut:
4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
2 - 2 1/2"

For the "road" you will need to cut:
4 - 2 1/2" squares

For one corner cut:
3 - 2 1/2" squares

For the other corner cut:
3 - 2 1/2" squares

Oh! I almost forgot to tell you
 about my toy vintage station wagon!
I thought I would add it to the
 photos because it's exactly like 
the one we had when I was girl.

Even though Grandma lived
 "just around the corner" 
of course when we all went to
 grandma's house together as a family
 we went there in our station wagon:)

I remember that whenever grandma was
 having us over for dinner
 or for a holiday celebration ...
that Mom would send one or two of us kids 
over there a few hours early
 "to be grandma's helpers"
I always loved it when she sent me!

One of the things we did to help grandma 
was to set the table 
and I liked going through grandma's
 cupboards and getting out her 
special bowls and platters...
after going through the linen drawers
 in her hallway to choose a table cloth:) for tutorial! 
First thing is to make the 4 patch 
for the center with these four squares.

Now grab the 4 background rectangles
 and 2 each of the corner print squares...

and add easy corner triangles 
onto the rectangles using the 

Like this!
Each should measure 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Believe it or not that is all there is
 to making the segments...
 and now it's time to lay out 
your block and sew it together:)

Fun and Done!!

Here's the back of mine:)

Road to Grandma's should measure 
8 1/2" square before 
we sew it into our quilt.

Tune in next week for another episode!

We are getting closer to the end...
I have roughly figured out how
 the quilt is going together 
and so now we are just filling in 
the empty spots with a few smaller blocks:)

Remember that this is a scrappy quilt
 and I'm just using all different
 scrappy backgrounds for all of the blocks.

That way we do not need to worry 
about yardage needed and also...
using all different backgrounds 
adds a certain charm to our 
Vintage Block Along Quilt!!

Chat with you next week...

If you are just joining us...
click on each block that we have
 done so far to go to the tutorial:

8. Humble
15. Memory
19. Picnic
20. Sparklers
26. Parade
30. Leftovers
31. Peony

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