Vintage Vibe quilt book + Scrap Jars quilt

I’m excited to share this fun new quilting book today, Vintage Vibe: Traditional Quilts, Fresh Fabrics. Honestly, it’s one of my favorite recent pattern books. For me the mark of a great book of patterns (and one worth spending the money on) is a book that has multiple good patterns – especially when they’re something new and different. Vintage Vibe is one of those books! Plus, it’s just pretty to look at.

Vintage Vibe is by Amber Johnson (her blog is A Little Bit Biased.) She has been designing patterns for a while now and I love her clean, fresh style. This book is a collection of brand new patterns.

Here are a few of her patterns from the book. All of them have classic quilt inspiration, but with a fresh new twist. This one is called Playing Favorites. (Book photos are shot by Brent Kane, courtesy of Martingale.)

I love the simplicity of this design called, Vintage Vibe. The color choices could give it a variety of looks. And such a great one for showing off amazing quilting.
A couple more cute designs from the book: Big Baby and Sugar. I love that they are so classic and pretty, but also so do-able. I want to make so many of them!
Check out these pretty dresden plate blocks in a quilt called Pretty Petals. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make dresden blocks, Amber has great instructions.

This is a mini quilt called Scrap Jars and as soon as I saw it, I wanted to make one. It’s so perfect for showing off favorite prints.

Here’s my version in progress. All of the ‘jar’s are made from precious scraps to represent things I personally love: my kids, my neighborhood, the beehive is for my state – Utah, the Beehive State – England, Paris, sewing, a few Cath Kidston and Liberty prints I bought on our trip this summer, etc.

I was having a hard time deciding on what sashing to use since so many of my fabrics have a light background and I needed some contrast. At first I was trying to go neutral with a linen or gray, but the whole thing looked washed out.

Then Cheryl suggested a coral on Instagram. Genius! I didn’t have just the right coral, so I went with a light red. I love how it looks! It’s still a work-in-progress, so I’ll share the finished result when it gets done. Sometime after the holidays…
Vintage Vibe
You can buy Vintage Vibe from Martingale, Amazon,or your favorite big or little local quilt shop. If you’d like to see more inspiration from Vintage Vibe, check out these other quilters:
11/6/14 – Amber @ http://www.alittlebitbiased.blogspot.com/ 
11/11/14 – April @ http://www.aprilrosenthal.com/ 
11/13/14 – Jessie @ http://messyjessecrafts.blogspot.com/ 
11/18/14 – The Fat Quarter Shop @ http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/ 
11/20/14 – Corey @ http://www.littlemissshabby.com/ 
11/25/14 – Sherri @ http://www.aquiltinglife.com/ 
12/2/14 – Jodi @ http://www.pleasant-home.com/ 
12/4/14 – Melissa @ http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/ 
12/9/14 – Pam @ http://pamkittymorning.blogspot.com/ 
12/11/14 – Heather @ http://quiltstory.blogspot.com/ 
12/16/14 – Andy @ http://www.abrightcorner.com/ 
12/18/14 – Amy @ https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/ 
12/23/14 – Melissa @ http://www.polkadotchair.com/ 
12/30/14 – Lori @ http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/ 

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  • Reply
    Gemini Jen NZ
    December 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Okay, you've got me drooling over this book! I love your version of the Scrap Jars – exactly as you say, a great way to highlight some cool fabrics! Great work, have a Merry Christmas!

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    December 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Love this now I need the book. I saw the blue and white one and was sold and now you have gone and made me want another book.

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    December 20, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Love your scrap jars and the background fabric is just perfect.

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    December 20, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Rosemary B here:<br />It is perfect! Absolutely perfect.<br />Now I want to make one, This might be a way to work toward using some of our fabrics we tend to latch onto thinking of the precise most deserving project, but this way, we can use some of it already just for a block of our favorites.<br />This scrap jar idea is almost therapeutic in a way. <br /><br />I love the stars and the dresdens

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      amy smart
      December 31, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Yes! I have felt the exact same way – finally using some special favorites in a quilt that I&#39;ll look at every day. 🙂

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    Vicki H
    December 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Your version of the scrap jars is very cute. Looks like a great book.

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    Sandra Nachlinger
    December 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Beautiful! This sounds like a book I need.

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    gram k
    December 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Love the use of favorite memories in the quilt! And the coral!

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    Amber Johnson
    December 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Amy,<br /><br />Your scrap jars quilt is so cute! I love how each of the fabrics mean something to you and I love the redish background – very original!<br /><br />Thanks so much for participating in the Vintage Vibe Blog Tour and for all the VV love!<br /><br />Merry Christmas!<br />Amber

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