Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Sampler On Point

Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Sampler on Point by Fresh Lemons Quilts
Image from Vintage Quilt Revival

Today is my last share from Vintage Quilt Revival. I’ve had so much fun posting about the quilts each week. I think it’s hard to buy a book sight unseen and hopefully by seeing the collection of all the projects, you can get a good idea of what’s inside.

Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Sampler on Point by Fresh Lemons Quilts

As I’ve mentioned in the past, the book contains three samplers. These are the only projects Katie, Lee and I didn’t design months ahead of time. We did know that we would each do something different in regards to the fabrics and layout. Katie made her sampler in solids, Lee used a fabric collection and I made mine scrappy. Lee and Katie will talk about their samplers on their blogs next week.

Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Sampler on Point by Fresh Lemons Quilts

I took loads of photos as I was working on this quilt, and I’m so happy I did so I can share some with you today! When I was pulling fabrics, I decided to go with a softer collection of colors. (Side note: I really have to say, Lizzy House makes the best blenders and you will see a lot of her fabrics mixed into this quilt.) I knew I was going to use white as my background all over.

Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Sampler on Point by Fresh Lemons Quilts

If you’ve made a sampler (or any quilt really), you probably understand what I mean when I say that making blocks and watching them come together is pretty addictive.

Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Sampler on Point by Fresh Lemons Quilts

I’d make a few and lay them out. Then get so excited that I’d make a few more.

Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Sampler on Point by Fresh Lemons Quilts

And the more it grew, the faster I wanted to sew and finish. Once I had all 20 blocks finished, I was so, so happy with how it looked!

Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Sampler on Point by Fresh Lemons Quilts

I decided early into making the blocks that my design would feature the blocks on point. But it took some thought to figure out just exactly how they would be laid out, and in the end, I decided to add additional blocks with pops of color. (Just a fun idea – wouldn’t those extra blocks also be cute with little wonky stars in the center instead of solid squares?)

Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Sampler on Point by Fresh Lemons Quilts

I’m glad I took a photo just before basting, because as much as I enjoy a warm and crinkly quilt, I love the look of a smooth one as well.

Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Sampler on Point by Fresh Lemons Quilts

And here’s the finished quilt from the book!

Meet the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilts: Sampler on Point by Fresh Lemons Quilts
Image from Vintage Quilt Revival

A larger quilt perfect for cuddling!

Vintage Quilt Revival Block Along

I have a couple other fun things to share today. Sukie from Don’t You Know Who I Am is hosting a Vintage Quilt Revival Block-Along beginning January 21st. She’ll be making 2 blocks a week. If you’ve ever thought about making a sampler or even just a few blocks for a different project, this would be a fun way to sew along with others.

Sewtopia Sewing Retreat

And speaking of Sukie – she is also hosting Sewtopia, a big sewing retreat in Salt Lake City from Nov. 6-9, 2014. You can find out more information, including important registration dates, on the Sewtopia website!

One last thing and I promise I’m done! If you haven’t checked out our “official” book website,, be sure to click on over. We have some technical details about using the book CD, information for shop owners about potential classes, and any project/block errata that comes up. Happy sewing everyone!


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    Marianne says

    This is the perfect sampler quilt! I love it – extremely! It’s yummy! It’s timeless — I’m gushing!

    Wow, you hit the jackpot with your Sampler on Point, Faith, congratulations!

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    Julie Beard says

    Dear Faith,
    Happy New Year to you and your family. I love your beautiful quilt and you are surely showing me all the possiblities there are in making a quilt like yours. Your quilts are so fresh and inviting, congratulations on finishing the latest “Vintage Quilt Revival”.

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    Nora says

    Hi Faith, I am usually not writing any comments, but this time I have to. I received the book today and I fell in love immediately. Sometimes you have a favorite in a book, but here I cannot decide which project I like the best. Thank you for that wonderful piece of crafting art!

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    Pattie C says

    I requested and received your book for Christmas and I love it. I can’t wait to make something from it. I am suggesting my quilt group make one of the quilts for our next project.

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    Sally, the Queen Bee Quilter! says

    Wow! You blow me away! You are so refreshingly talented Faith.
    I can’t wait to get your book!
    Happy New Year from DownUnder Sunny Sydney.

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    Conni says

    WOW, I haven’t given that book a second thought, I have so many others, but after seeing your quilt, I might just have to add another book to my collection!!

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    Katie says

    I have been wanting this book since i saw the first pattern hit the blogs and kept telling my hubs to keep an eye out for it. I saw the date it was released and went to the bookstore to make sure it was as awesome as I thought it was going to be but they didn’t have any. I asked the clerk and he said only one copy had came in but they could order for me — I sadly said I would wait. Christmas day my last gift was this amazing book — hubby had gone the date of the release and bought the only copy they had gotten (snaeky man) and led me to beleive I wasn’t gettign it. Love the book and all the patterns and can’t wait to get started on making many of them. Thanks so much to each of you for making a book I love having in my collection.

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      Marianne says

      What a sweet story! I’m glad you got your Christmas wish, that you have this marvelous book, along with a wonderful life!

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    Lisa McGriff says

    I love your sampler. This is just awesome the way you added in the additional blocks with just a pop of color in the middle. It’s giving me great ideas.

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    Susan S. says

    I’m not usually a fan of sampler quilts but really love yor take on it. The way everything floats on the quilt is genius. I have really been enjoying your book. Thank you all for sharing your talent and ideas.

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    HokieKate says

    I love this quilt, and I’m working up the courage to make it in (gulp) extra large king size. Probably six blocks by five blocks. Goodness, that’s going to be enormous. I think I’ll do a few lap quilts first. 🙂

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    I purchased your book from amazon and it was a little delayed – but did arrive late on the 24th. I love the fact that it comes with the cd and I love the samplers you all put in. I am still making my way through the book – congratulations 🙂

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    Wendy K says

    My New Years resolution was to ‘limit’ my book/magazine purchases in 2014, but think this one is now a ‘need’!
    Love your quilt and looking forward to getting my copy of the book!

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    Betsy M says

    Your book is one of the best I’ve purchased ! The photos are so well done that I’d like to get started on almost every project. It was way worth the cost on Amazon. Where to begin?

    Your sampler is so clever. I just love the extra pop of color. It really makes the design extra special. I don’t usually gush like this, guess I’m a fan!

    Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us. I look forward to your posts – especially during our Michigan winters.

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    Patty M says

    I love the look of the blocks floating on the background. Also love the smaller squares, this gives a look of continuity to the otherwise random patterns.

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    I love the book! I had blocks done from a sampler I did with my LQS and wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them but wanted them on point. I looked through the book and your layout was perfect. Can’t wait to try more projects from the book! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Hi Faith,
    What a beautiful quilt…….so special! Love it! Can’t wait to see your book.
    Wishing you and your family a very healthy year in 2014.
    Sondra XXXX

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    SewBusyLizzie says

    Very excited as I’ve just had delivered my copy of Vintage Quilt Revival today! Here in the UK, Amazon were saying I’d have to wait until march butI had an update over the weekend to say it had shipped and now it’s here! I can do the Quilt Revival Block Along now which I didn’t think I was going to be able to do. that’s my train reading for the commute home sorted.

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    Jane B says

    This is an amazing quilt. I love the setting with the alternate blocks. Are the instructions/measurements for your layout included in the book?

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    Niesje says

    LOVE this quilt. Just order the book today. I was wondering how big the sampler is that you made and if the setting blocks are included in the book? Thanks so much!

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      Hi Niesje – thank you so much! This quilt is 72″ x 90″ and the book contains full instructions for this quilt. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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