Meet the “Vintage Quilt Revival” Quilts: Geometric Slide

Geometric Slide Quilt from pattern in Vintage Quilt Revival : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Oh happy day! Today I get to finally share a quilt with you from Vintage Quilt Revival! Hopefully you stopped over at Lee and Katie’s blogs this week to check out their first shares as well. Lee did a great job explaining the set up of the book too.

Geometric Slide Quilt from pattern in Vintage Quilt Revival : Fresh Lemons Quilts

This quilt is called the Geometric Slide. It’s a great pattern for beginners and also uses a lot of negative space to showcase the design. I always thought it would be cool to see this with a bold focal print in place of the white, and have the neutral be the pieced areas. If someone ends up making one like that, I’d love to see it!

Geometric Slide Quilt from pattern in Vintage Quilt Revival : Fresh Lemons Quilts

It’s so fun to now have the chance to show you these quilts that we designed two years ago. That’s pretty hard to believe, it’s a long time to keep things under wraps. Part of the book proposal process included having all the projects mocked up and writing sample chapters. (I’ll be sharing my quilt from my sample chapter later on).

Geometric Slide Quilt Block from pattern in Vintage Quilt Revival : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I think this block also looks great with a scrappy background.

A little story about making this quilt (if you are squeamish don’t ready this). This was the last one I made before shipping all my quilts off to Interweave for the book. I remember being a bit stressed out, trying to get everything done. I woke up really early to start sewing, sat down at my machine…and promptly sewed right through my finger. First stitch of the day! My family was so freaked out they made me to get a tetanus shot. So that’s my story about how literally blood, sweat and tears went into writing this book. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this first week of quilt sharing. Can’t wait to share another project with you next Friday!

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40 Comments

  1. Reply

    Fran

    November 22, 2013

    I’ve done exactly as you did with the sewing-through-your-finger bit! Though with me, I was sewing late at night just before Christmas last year trying to finish a Weekender Travel bag that I was making for my daughter. I’d not sewn piping before & got my finger too close to the needle, I needed a tetanus shot as well & antibiotics as it was quite infected by the time I saw the doctor next day. Love your quilt! Great to read about the process of writing the book.

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    Jacky Kennedy

    November 22, 2013

    I love this design, cannot wait to see the others! Vintage Quilt Revival already ordered on Amazon for delivery March 2014!! Roll on next year! X

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    Anne Beier

    November 22, 2013

    I have sewn my fingers together too. I think after a number of years, it’s bound to happen.

    What is the size of the quilt? It is stunning! Can’t wait to see what you show us next.

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      Faith

      November 22, 2013

      Hi Anne – Thanks! This one is lap sized.

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    Carol Wallace

    November 22, 2013

    Add me to the list of those who have sewn through fingers…
    I love this quilt, can’t wait for the (preordered) book to arrive! And thank you for all of your blog posts – always a bright spot in the day.

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    Jeannette Pickels

    November 22, 2013

    Like this quilt, never made one of these, would like to have the pattern. I will try and make this quilt for sure. Until later Jeannette

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    Julie Naatz

    November 22, 2013

    I love this quilt!!!! My favorite so far. Can’t wait for my book to arrive……

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    Liane

    November 22, 2013

    What a beautiful quilt! I love all that white with the punch of color – it sort of looks like a broken chevron, so cool! I have come pretty close to sewing a finger -I’m glad you are okay!

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    Kathy Guenther

    November 22, 2013

    Love this quilt. I’d buy the book just for this pattern! Great job, Faith.

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    Claudia TN

    November 22, 2013

    Definitely adding this book to my Christmas wish list! Thank you so much for writing your book and for your generosity of sharing each quilt with us.

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    Beth

    November 22, 2013

    Love this.

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    Georgi

    November 22, 2013

    Love Love this quilt ~ I’d love to do one in beachy colors! I’m a little scared of all the negative space because I need a lot of practice on my FMQ, but the book is definitely going on my must-have list!!

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    Esther F.

    November 22, 2013

    Fabulous quilt! I love the stipple FMQ on this quilt! It lets the fabric shine!!!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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    sue

    November 22, 2013

    Love your quilt!

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    Christina

    November 22, 2013

    Ouch! It is never fun to sew through a finger! I sewed through my thumb once at sewing class on my birthday when I turned 10. You learn pretty quick to slow down and keep your thumbs tucked under and fingers out of the way! With a whole bunch of giggling little girls in sewing class, and little fingers, it was sometimes a toss-up whether the hemostats were used more for stuffing doll limbs or for picking thread out of fingers that got sewn together.

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    Lea

    November 22, 2013

    Ouch! What a beautiful quilt and I love the scrappy block too.

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    Janet

    November 22, 2013

    Ok well I haven’t sewn through a finger but having been stressed to finish stuff up seems to be a permanent state of mind for me! I was asked to make a quilt for a wedding gift 2 weeks before the wedding! Oh all those who thinks it only takes a day!!!! Well several blocks later and running out of strips squares etc I rotary cut right through my index finger! Someone had dropped and damaged my ruler and didn’t tell me. 6 hours and 7 stitches later I was home and feeling sorry for myself! But I got that quilt done and didn’t lose the finger!

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      Faith

      November 22, 2013

      Ouch!! This is way worse and a HUGE fear of mine.

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    Marianne

    November 22, 2013

    Geometric Slide is a wonderful design. So many fabrics would look great in it! It is definitely eye candy.

    Ideas for varying the motif fabric, as well as the background fabric are surging through my head. The possibilties run on and on. Oh, what beauty!

    Congratulations on Geometric Slide and on Vintage Quilt Revival!

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    Carolyn Loewen

    November 22, 2013

    You’ve given me great ideas to try a new layout for some older blocks.

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    Ginny Worden

    November 22, 2013

    Great looking quilt, has lots of possibilities .I too have sewn thru my finger, but I also managed to snap off the tip of the needle and leave it inside.Required a trip to an Urgent Care clinic where the doctor was able to extract it.Not a lot of fun.

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    Jennifer B

    November 22, 2013

    I just love this quilt!

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    Christa Quilts

    November 22, 2013

    These quilts are all so yumma-licious!!

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    Jan

    November 22, 2013

    Love, love, love this quilt. Sorry about the blood part.

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    Debra Neiman

    November 22, 2013

    beautiful. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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    Irene S

    November 22, 2013

    Love this quilt!

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    Rebecca Grace

    November 22, 2013

    OMG! You are the SECOND quilting blogger who sewed through her finger this week! Lori of the Inbox Jaunt did it too, but in her case the needle hit bone and shattered and she needed surgery to remove the tip of the needle from inside her thumb. There were little shards of needle that the surgeon had to leave in, too, but thankfully she is not looking at any permanent damage. I’m glad you’re okay, too!

    Also, I really love how you guys are taking vintage blocks and turning them into these edgy, very contemporary art quilts. Geometric slide is a great example of how less is sometimes more, and I also think it’s a great pattern for beginners because there are fewer blocks to piece with so much negative space, and you get to the “finish line” faster. For newbies and especially kids learning to quilt, it’s easy to get discouraged and lose interest when you have to make a hundred blocks before you can assemble your quilt top. This one is just HSTs, right? I’ll bet my son would like to give this a try. He’s 12, very creative, and begs to learn quilting but he is not going to be interested in any Civil War Grandma style quilts!

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    KellyS

    November 22, 2013

    I love it! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! I am sorry to hear about how you sewed through your finger though! I have yet to do that, knock on wood.

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    kelly

    November 22, 2013

    love the diagonal on this quilt. Was wondering how you decided on the colors for this quilt. They work so well together

    • Reply

      Faith

      November 22, 2013

      Hi Kelly – Thank you so much! When we designed our quilts for the proposal, I did all my work in Photoshop. It was really easy to mock up the design in different colors using the paint bucket tool. I just love that you can see right away how something looks.

      You can design quilts using lots of online tools (or graph paper even if you aren’t super technical). I do have a tutorial for how to use a free program called Gimp to mock things up – http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=901

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    Sondra

    November 22, 2013

    Love this quilt, Faith! Can’t wait to see the book. Wonderful work! XXX

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    Books_Bound

    November 22, 2013

    I’m so excited to get your book! All of your previews look great, and it seems like a really interestingly organized book. Such a bummer it’s not available until the week after Christmas–I’d certainly like to yell at your publisher about that. 🙂

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    Ruth

    November 22, 2013

    Love your style and your color choices. Thanks for sharing.

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    Cristin Wilson

    November 22, 2013

    Such a great quilt and perfect design and fabric choices! Really lovely and I’m a huge fan of lots of white space.

    I’m pretty sure sewing needles are sterile. Am I right? 😉

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    Dawn

    November 23, 2013

    You have a great eye for color placement. They dance across the quilt! I sewed through my index finger as a teenager. I was kinda fascinated at the way it looked (don’t want to get too graphic). I’m like you-way more afraid of that rotary cutter.

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    Margaret

    November 23, 2013

    What a gorgeous quilt! Another example of your very talented eye for fabrics/color choices in your quilts – and the design is really genius. I’m anxious for your book to be released – have it preordered in Amazon!

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    Amber

    November 23, 2013

    I pre ordered this book and every show and tell is making me what to get it now instead of later!!! I can’t wait!

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    Chanel

    November 24, 2013

    Love the fact that from far away the quilt looks modern but up close, all of the fabrics have a vintage feel, so clever.

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    Becky M

    November 24, 2013

    I’m really excited for this book, it looks fantastic. I think you are totally right, this quilt in reverse would be so striking!

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    Sharon

    November 29, 2013

    I am really impressed with the projects I have seen so far, excited to get this book! I like this slide one (and others) how you offset the blocks so they form secondary patterns and the individual blocks are harder to pick out. Very cool effect!

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