Design Wall Monday

Remember the vintage blocks I got on vacation? I wanted to put them together but they varied greatly in size and were not even close to being square.


I had some vintage shirting fabric that I cut onto 2″ strips to frame the blocks.

When you do this, you have to use the straight edge of the strip as a guide, not the wonky block. So you end up with some strange looking seam allowances.


After that I trimmed them all to 9 1/2″ square and put them up on the design wall.

It still looks a bit wonky but they will fit together now.

I was so happy with how this was turning out, I stayed up to put them all together!

It finished to 36″ x 45″. I am actually thinking about hand quilting this. I haven’t done much of that in years! It will hang on one of my quilt racks for now while I decide how to quilt it.
I made a few more of the cross blocks as well.

I have 26 of these done now and enough pieces cut for 38 more. We shall see how much I get done today!

I am linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday. Click here to see what others are working on today.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Design Wall Monday

  1. How fun to make these vintage blocks into a one of a kind treasure! I’m sure they would be delighted to enjoy some hand quilting!

  2. Gari says:

    The cool thing about the old blocks is that if you hand quilt them it will look like it was done 100 years ago: a real vintage quilt done yesterday. 😉

  3. Lois says:

    Bravo on salvaging the vintage blocks. They look great!

  4. Sylvia says:

    Love the vintage blocks! It is wonderful how you were able to put them together! Well done!

  5. sullivancj says:

    OH I love it. I just bought some Idigo print, and don’t have a plan for it yet. You did an amazing job with both of those!

  6. Ramona says:

    Your vintage blocks look great! I love the blue and white… may have to add one to my list.

  7. Nann says:

    The vintage indigoes are beautiful!

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