Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Vintage Block Along - Holiday Lights Block Tutorial!!

Hello again!
Welcome back to the 

I have another vintage pattern to share
 with you from my Grandma's pattern basket.

I'm using Farm Girl Vintage Fabrics:)

Just like the last block
 this is also a 4" block 
but we are making 4 of them and
 sewing them together to make one block:)

This is a simple traditional vintage
 block and I have added the 
yellow corners because I wanted to
 make the little lights look like 
they are glowing bright for
 the holiday season.

I've named this block 

Remember when the lights came in boxes 
like this and they were so large 
compared to the lights now?

I remember these kind too...
my mom still has some of them!

At our house growing up...
as soon as Thanksgiving was over 
the first thing on the list was 
turning on the Christmas Lights 
and that meant at Grandma's house too!

My Dad and Uncles and cousins 
would all hang the lights 
on Grandma's house
and then...

 They would bring up all of the 
decorations, ornaments and the tree 
from Grandma's basement. 
Grandma had a tree made of tinsel
and it pink and silver!
All of us grand daughters 
would help her decorate. 
After the decorating was completed 
of course we all had pie:)

All of grandma's ornaments were 
precious to her and she had 
collected them over the years.
They were all so beautiful 
and fragile and sweet.

I always think of her when I 
hang my own vintage ornaments
 that I've also collected...
some came from her:)

And the same goes for vintage tree toppers...
Grandma's were similar to these.
I sure do love me a good vintage Christmas!

Are you ready to make your
 Holiday Lights Block?

Before we get started let me 
fill you in about today's block.

Besides the 4 blocks that 
we will sew together into one...
we will also need just a single
 Holiday Lights Block 
to go in another part of our quilt.

I made mine scrappy and it's the one 
that I'm going to show you how 
to make for the tutorial.

I cut for all 5 blocks at the 
same time and they are here 
on my design board...

  I'm just going to tell you 
cutting for the ONE scrappy block:)

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

For the corners cut:
4 - 1 1/2" squares

From the colored prints:
 if they are all the same print
 you would cut:
4 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
in this case I cut a 
1 1/2" x 2 1/2" 
of FOUR different prints.

This block is super easy and fun to make.

 I have all
 of the pieces for one block...
and now to take them over
 to the sewing machine!

First step is to sew the print rectangles 
to a background rectangles.

Next you will sew a background 
easy corner triangle to the top 
of the print rectangles
 and then a gray print 
easy corner triangle onto the 
top of the background rectangle.

Mark a line or use the 

Easy peasy!
Each segment should 
measure 2 1/2" square.

Turn them like this and 
sew them together to make your block.

Fun and done!!
Your block should measure 4 1/2" square.

Here's the back of my block:)

Now that this one is completed 
you can whip up the other four!

Sew them together:)
I decided to use medium and
 dark tones of each color 
in these blocks and I love 
how it turned out...
I hope you do too!

should measure 8 1/2" square
before we sew it into our quilt...
and that time is getting closer!

Thanks so much for 
sewing vintage with me today...
I'll meet you right back here
 on Thursday for another block
 from me and my Grandma:)

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
36. Wash Day


María Dolores Jiménez Acevedo said...

Muchas gracias por tus fantásticos tutoriales. Un beso

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Love this block and Christmas memories!!

NancyRose said...

Hooo nice square ! Thank You.

It's fun ... My parents had the same ornements for Xmas !
(It's fun because I live in Belgium (Europe)

Kind regards

Amandalee said...

I always get inspired by u at every holiday Lori!!! Ur awesome! U really have taught me so much with quilting and crochet!! Grateful for u!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Perfect Stitch by angie said...

This was a blast from the past. Wow. Brings back some fond memories.
Thank you for taking time to share with all of us.

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