This is a gorgeous book. The basic premise of the book is that these quilters have taken traditional quilt blocks and given them a modern spin. They have patterns for 20 different 12″ quilt blocks. There are three different quilt layouts for using all 20 blocks. In addition, there is a separate project for each quilt block design. I love a book that has multiple good projects and this one has them in abundance.
If you are a quilter looking to enhance your quilting repertoire, this book is perfect for you. There are some great skill-building lessons in this book, including some gorgeous paper-piecing blocks.
The best part is the book comes with a CD with 12 printable paper-piecing patterns.
I made one of the quilt blocks called Art Square. This block will be included in one of three charity quilts Faith, Lee, and Katie are making and sharing on Friday.
I chose a different use of fabric and color compared to the block in the book, just to play with a new look. Like all quilt blocks, the versatility of color and design options is what makes quilting full of so many possibilities. This is the quilt Katie made with the Art Square block design.
And this block is one of my favorites in the book. I really want to give this one a try because it will push me out of my comfort zone.
If you would like to see other reviews of Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks as well as the blocks created for the charity quilts, check out the other blogs below. I can’t wait to see Katie, Lee, and Faith’s charity quilt versions with such a variety of colors and styles.
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