1800's Vintage Quilt

by Sheryl Johnson of Temecula Quilt Co

This quilt is a reproduction of a 1800's doll quilt. It has been very popular at our shop and is not as difficult as it might look.

1 Charm Square Pack - Alliance - Collection for a Cause by Howard Marcus
1/2 yard Moda Bella Solid - Ivory
2/3 yard coordinating fabric for backing
1/4 yard binding

Instant Vintage - Our special formula for giving a new project a vintage feel.

From Charm Squares cut:
each charm square into 4* 1-1/4" strips.
Divide strips into 2 piles.
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From background fabric cut:
8* 1-1/4" x wof strips of background fabric.
3* 2-3/4" x wof strips - subcut into 16 2-3/4" squares
8* 2-3/4" x 7-1/4" rectangles
Using 6 of your 1 1/4" x wof background strips attach charm square
strips to one side using a chain piecing technique.
Here are the strips with half of the charm square strips attached.

Cut each segment apart - Press toward dark

Add another dark strip to create 24 dark - light - dark strips.
Press toward Dark
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Subcut into 70 1-1/4" pieces.
Add another light strip to create 11 light - dark - light strips
Press toward dark.
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Subcut into 49 1-1/4" pieces
Add another light strip to create 4 light - light - dark strips
You will only need 4 pieces but if you sew 4 strips you
will not end up with the same fabric in your corners
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Subcut into 4 1-1/4" pieces
Create 9-patch units as follows -
29* - 9-patches with dark corners
8* 9-patches with light corners
4* 9-patches with 3 dark corners and 1 light corner

Using 2-3/4" squares of background fabric
piece 4 units like this.

Piece 1 block that looks like this

Using 2-3/4" x 7-1/4" rectangles of background fabric
piece 4 units like this.
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Piece 9 blocks together to complete top
Quilt as desired, bind
Tea dye your quilt to give it a vintage feel.

One darling doll quilt with a vintage feel.
Finished Size 20" x 20"


PamKittyMorning said...

HOW COMPLETELY WONDERFUL!! I love things with itty bitty pieces! Nice work!

junglewife said...

That is a very cute quilt. However I am not sure I really understand the chain-piecing/cutting apart segments part of the instructions. Maybe because I am not a very experienced quilter?

beth said...

This is really lovely!

~Q~ said...

lovely quilt but I'm with junglewife as I'm not sure I really understand the chain piecing/cutting part of the directions. Would you mind clarifying it a bit? Thanks!

Vickie E said...

love it!

Gayle said...

Looks good! I made this quilt at least 20 years ago - still one of my favorites!

Jackie said...

Love this one, just beautiful!

Molly said...

I love this! Adding to my "to do" list! :)

junglewife said...

Thanks for the re-wording. That's a bit clearer. I guess I just wasn't sure if I was supposed to chain-piece the charm pack strips together first, and then to the background fabric, and then cut them apart? Your re-wording makes more sense. Thanks!

julie said...

This is a wonderful pattern! Love it. What is the finished size? Thanks!

Dallas Designing-Diva said...

Very cute quilt.

madrekarin said...

Just beautiful! My mom has an antique doll bed that needs a new quilt. This will be perfect!

Kim said...

How sweet..this would be a great leaders and enders project...
( Google Bonnie Hunter ) and you all need to learn chain piecing....it will change your piecing forever!
What an adorable quilt this will be for my granddaughter.
Happy Sewing

Kathleen said...

I love it! Thanks for showing us this...I actually have those charm squares...yeah!!!

Laura-IH said...

Oh, I absolutely love this!

Whosies said...

I made this one!!!! of course that was 10 years ago--but it did. see the picture here http://whosies.blogspot.com/2009/07/first-and-last-quilt-parade.html
i cut each square individually with scissors. crazy! not one block turned out 'square and right' but i still love it. :)

Jay said...

I love this little quilt. It works in ANY style or colorway, too. Well done, Sheryl!!

Heike said...

Hello from GErmany!
I adore all these quilts and being a beginner I want to a Quiltn with Moda Charm Pack VINTAGE HOLIDAY.
I was able to buy 3 packs, but NEED one more. Unfortunately they are not availabe in this pattern anywehre in Europe anymore.
can anybody help me, please, wehre to purchase one?
Email me on Heike.Keohane322@mod.uk

Regards, HEIKE

Robin said...

The PDF version of this pattern does not contain the updated charm-piece/background strip instructions. This makes much more sense!

Jennwith4 said...

In the process of making this and u need 13 light dark light pieces to get 49 subcuts and only 18 dark light dark to get 70 subcuts (4 subcuts out of each piece). Loving how it is coming together! Thank you for sharing with us all!

HexaBee said...

I've made one too, if you'd like to see it look at: http://www.jeanneke.com/#post103


Q said...

Thanks for this, I am working on it at the moment, I am a beginner so had some trouble with keeping all pieces square, but it's great experience. You can read about my troubles with it here http://qspace.id.au/blog/?p=345

I am busy with hand quilting the larger background areas at the moment.

Kristen said...

I made one this weekend and was somewhat disappointed to have cut my charms into strips when I only used half the strips and could have kept the other ones whole. This means that this quilt could also be made with candy bars since you only need about 80 1 1/4 x 5" strips. I will probably do a miniature Irish chain with the rest but it would have been helpful to know from the beginning that the second pile of strips is not going to be used and therefore does not need to be cut.

Love the quilt though - thanks!

Deana said...

I made one of these!!! I love how it turned out and so does my daughter!!

LovesDogs said...

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