Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Cosmos Baby Quilt

Cosmos Baby Quilt, pattern from Vintage Quilt Revival : Fresh Lemons Quilts
Image from Vintage Quilt Revival

Today I’m sharing my fourth quilt from Vintage Quilt Revival, the Cosmos Baby Quilt. This quilt has a special place in my heart because it is the first quilt I made for the book. In fact, I made it about 2 years ago when Lee, Katie and I were writing the proposal in preparation for submitting it to Interweave. We each wanted to include not only a sample chapter but also a finished project. (Plus all the designs for the rest of the quilts in the book).

Cosmos Baby Quilt, pattern from Vintage Quilt Revival : Fresh Lemons Quilts

This star is actually an unnamed vintage block (more details in the book), but I started affectionately calling it “the original wonky star”. I love that it has the styling of piecing you see in the Modern Quilting movement, but it’s really quite old. This block is a great skill builder, using both paper piecing and partial seams. (I hope that doesn’t scare anyone away! It’s really not hard at all.) I quilted it with wavy lines using running stitch on my machine (Bernina stitch #4) and max out the width and set the length to 4.0. I used my walking foot while quilting.

Cosmos Baby Quilt, pattern from Vintage Quilt Revival : Fresh Lemons Quilts
Image from Vintage Quilt Revival

It’s been fun to watch the book pop up on Instagram and online. I’ve shipped out several but still have more available in my shop! You can also find it now shipping from Lee, Katie, The Intrepid Thread, Fat Quarter Shop, Barnes and Noble, Walmart. STILL waiting on Amazon to ship and list theirs. Oh! And we just heard from the first person that saw the book in a real life shop, on a display stand! So that’s exciting. :)

I hope you all are having a wonderful time getting ready for the holiday season. I’ll check in again next week!

Comments

  1. 1

    diane says

    happy holidays! do you have any advice how to paper piece for the dyslexic left hander? I may be over thinking the process but some sort of procedure every time will help. you should see some of the messes I have turned out…

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      says

      Hi Diane,
      I am dyslexic and a left too. I am working on the Lighthouse Quilt, and this is what I’m doing differently then the last time I paper pieces.
      I am going much slower, because I am auditioning before sewing – even checking it twice before I sew.

      Faith gave us measurements for each piece to cut first. There were 4 squares for each piece. In some cases, like the 2 top pieces, I added about a 1/2″ more to be sure had I had enough for the top of the triangle.

      I hope this helps.
      Anne

  2. 5

    says

    I received my copy of your book and can I say I love it?! Because I do! There are so many beautiful quilts, blocks and tons of inspiration in the book! It comes with a CD, too for the printable template patterns. Sorry for the gushing. Seriously, a great book and so glad I got it. The Baby Cosmos quilt is one that caught my eye. Already planning a quilt to make with this pattern.

  3. 10

    NJ Quilter says

    I love the movement in this quilt. I put your book on my Christmas wish list…hope Santa delivers. Happy Holidays!

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    Margaret Hayes says

    I preordered your book from Amazon, and I just got a notification that it will ship and arrive by December 24th. So excited to get it! Happy holidays Faith!

  5. 23

    says

    Hi, and Merry Christmas!
    Thought you might like to know that Amazon.ca is now shipping your Vintage Quilt Revival book! I got notification on Monday morning that mine is on it’s way (it should be here by Friday). I can’t wait to start quilts from the book… Just love everything I’ve seen on your blog, and Camille and Katie’s blogs so far.

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    says

    I just love the way you offset the blocks, as well as the variety of backgrounds. It really makes for a striking design! Phenomenal job, it is gorgeous. Will have to check out the book, I haven’t seen it at my local quilt shop yet. Maybe they need a nudge to stock it :)

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