Looking for a vintage quilt for your home decor? Here’s a project that is sure to add enduring appeal with classic vibes to your home.
I love how this quilt turned out! I named it Vintage Kitchen because the palette reminded me of that fun era of soft pink, blue, aqua, and simple, unadorned lines on everything in the kitchen.
Vintage Kitchen features fabrics from the Adel in Spring collection by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs. The prints are fantastic and the Traditional Orange Peel quilting motif was the perfect finish for this project. Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting did the quilting for me.
I designed it using EQ 8by the Electric Quilt Company as I do all my projects. The quilt measures 65″ x 83-1/2″ and the blocks finish at 12″. You can display it anywhere in your house to bring in Spring hues and transform your space by adding the warmth of times gone by. Sandy Gervais’ collection so touched me that I looked for blocks in which to showcase it well, contrasting large and small prints, dark and light colors, so each fabric would shine on its own and tell my ‘design story’ when combined.
This is a perfect project for beginner quilters as you will be making half-square triangles, flying geese, 4-patches, and using the Stitch and Flip technique. That’s it!
Yes, the blocks are set on-point but the instructions are super easy to follow and I trust you will complete your project without a hitch. It took me a little while to choose the color of the setting triangles… and I think the one I chose made all the fabrics in the center pop – I did add a little bit of many prints because, well, they are all gorgeous!
I like pinning liberally to ensure the seams align, the points are as pointy as possible, and nothing in my execution corrupts the overall design. However, note that you haven’t seen my quilts in any competitions and I am sure you may not see them there any time soon. I take my time and do the best I can but perfection eludes me.
The frame around the alternating block, as well as the narrow sashing, creates a lot of negative space which can be filled by the quilting motif, adding texture to the quilt without interfering with the texture of the prints – just make sure the quilting is done with a neutral thread.
Here is the surprise for me: Vintage Kitchen made the cover of American Quilter Magazine! This is the March 2022 issue and you can download it here if you do not want to wait for the printed version. The quilts featured in the magazine, plus the articles, are sure to inspire you to rush to your sewing machine and create something beautiful. That is why I have a membership from AQS – to make sure the inspiration keeps on coming!
Get the magazine, purchase the fabrics or raid your stash, and make this vintage quilt for your home decor or as a gift for your bestie. It is sure to be treasured…
You, too, can design quilts and write patterns, submit them to magazines, or sell them online or through quilt stores. Check out the online course I created to show you how to do what I do and love!
If vintage quilts are what you pine for, check out Flock Party, a free quilt pattern I designed for Dear Stella fabrics – it would be a perfect complement to a farm-style decor and a cool scrap-busting project.
Today is a perfect day to pull this quilt out from my shelf as it is very cold and snowy. The view out the window has white, brown, gray, and a little bit of blue sky peeking from behind the clouds. Inside, though, I have this burst of colors to brighten my day.
I hope yours will be just as colorful!