Vintage Quilt Revival : Blog Hop

This week Katie, Lee and I are hosting a fun little party to celebrate the release of Vintage Quilt Revival. If you are a regular visitor, you probably already know that our book is based on 20 classic quilt blocks. Each block is used not only in 3 different samplers, but in its own individual project as well.

Vintage Quilt Revival

This week, we’ve asked 20 awesome bloggers to share a block they created out of the book. In the last month, after they sewed they blocks, they mailed them back to us to combine into 3 special charity quilts. Katie, Lee and I will be sharing those on Friday.

Vintage Quilt Revival

I hope you will follow along and check out all the talented individuals who created blocks!

Vintage Quilt Revival

Vintage Quilt Revival Blog Hop Schedule
January 13th (Monday):
Crazy Mom Quilts – Amanda Jean
Don’t Call Me Betsy – Elizabeth
Film in the Fridge – Ashley
Happy Quilting – Melissa
Noodlehead – Anna

January 14th (Tuesday):
I’m A Ginger Monkey – Katy
Quilting Is My Therapy – Angela
A Quilting Life – Sherri
Sew Mama Sew – Kristin
Tall Grass Prairie Studio – Jacquie

January 15th (Wednesday):
Christa Quilts – Christa
Diary of a Quilter – Amy
Quilting Gallery – Michele
Sew Take a Hike – Penny
V and Co. – Vanessa
West Coast Crafty – Susan

January 16th (Thursday):
Bijou Lovely – Holly
Don’t You Know Who I Am – Sukie
Lily’s Quilts – Lynne
One Shabby Chick – Amber

January 17th (Friday):
Swim, Bike, Quilt – Katie
Freshly Pieced – Lee
Fresh Lemons Quilts – Faith

Vintage Quilt Revival

I hope you end the week feeling inspired!

Summer Sampler Series Round Up

Here they are in all their glory – the twelve blocks of the Summer Sampler Series. I do plan to arrange them in probably the same order as the icon on the summary page. Now to think about finishing details…to sash or not to sash? If you haven’t checked out the Flickr group to see everyone else’s completed blocks, be sure to stop by. There are some amazing creations!

Summer Sampler Series : Flower Garden Path

Today is day four of the Summer Sampler Series! Head on over to Katie’s blog for instructions on making the Flower Garden Path block. I can’t wait, this is also one of my favorites! I’m told there are lots of half square triangles, so it will be time to flex those trimming muscles.

I will be posting the block tutorial Wednesday and it will be our first paper pieced block. {Take deep breathes, you can do it!} For those participating and who have not done paper piecing before, please read through this great, simple tutorial.

As always, don’t forget to post your block and any questions in the Flickr group. Check back later for my finished block!

Update: Here’s my block!

Flower Garden Path

Work in Progress

Quilt Top Work in Progress

I am going to be offline most of next week so I wanted to leave you with something pretty to look at while I’m not blogging. I started cutting into my Parisville this week. I am really liking how the colors work together – this may end up being a nice quilt for my family room!

Also, I have signed up for a Twitter account so if anyone is over there, come find me! @FreshLemons I can’t promise I will ever say anything deep and meaningful but hopefully it will be another way to keep in touch! I’m having a lot of fun keeping up with all the Quilt Market tweets and pictures. It’s *almost* like being there.