Hello again and welcome back to the
I'm sharing another Vintage Block
with you from my
Grandma's Pattern Basket:)
I'm using Farm Girl Vintage fabric
Bee Backgrounds for my quilt:)
I often get asked about how I
choose what print goes
where in a quilt block...
so this week I wanted to do
a little visual lesson on
color and value placement.
This block uses 3 values.
A light...a medium and a dark fabric.
I made 2 blocks using the exact
same fabrics but just switched the
dark and the light fabrics...
but leaving the medium in the same placement.
It really makes a big difference right?
Both have a completely different look.
The dark is more prominent in this block...
And of course the light is
more prominent in this one!
Keep in mind that you will
only need to make ONE block for our quilt
so you can decide which
version you would like to make.
I'm going to do the tutorial
for this version above!
Grab a design board and lets get cutting:)
If you want to make the block
where the dark is more
dominant just remember to
switch the dark and light cutting:)
From the medium fabric cut:
9 - 2 1/2" squares
This stays the same no matter
which version you are sewing.
From the dark fabric cut:
6 - 1 1/2" squares
From the light fabric cut:
6 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
12 - 1 1/2" squares
Our first step is to grab the
6 rectangles and 6 each of the
squares and sew them together like this.
You should have six units and
they should each measure 2 1/2" square.
Once they are sewn together
it's time to add the
easy corner triangles.
First add the large
half square triangles like this.
Now trim the excess and press:)
Then add the small easy corner triangles
onto the opposite corner like this.
Trim and press.
You should still have six segments
and they should all
still measure 2 1/2" square:)
Now it's time to lay out your block
like this and sew it together.
Take note that 3 of the segments
are pointing the opposite from the
other three so lay it out carefully:)
Light version completed!
It should measure 6 1/2" BEFORE
we sew it into our quilt.
I almost for got to tell you why
I named my block Six Sisters!!
You may already know if you have been
paying close attention to
my stories about grandma.
Her parents had six daughters ...
making six sisters
and my parents had six daughters...
making Six Sisters as well!!
So because there are six prominent
triangles in this block...
whether using the dark or the light...
that is how and why I chose the name:)
Here's the back of my dark prominent block:)
This block is super sweet and
would look great in any color...
Simply choose a light...medium and dark:)
Thanks so much for
sewing vintage with me again this week.
I'll be right back here in 2 weeks
for another vintage block!
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