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:)
Okay...now 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
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:
6. Vintage Lily
7. Star Shine
9. Egg Money
10. Quilting Bee
11. Sunday Star
12. Sweet as Honey
13. Bear Hug Block
16. Farmers Daughter
21. 4th of July Flag
22. Playing Card
23. Penny Candy
25. Family Reunion
27. Shade Tree
32. September Star