Vintage Dreams Quilt

Hi there!  I’m Amy from Amy’s Creative Side, where I’m gearing up for the next installment of Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  Stop over and learn what it’s all about. I’m excited to share my quilt project here with you today (it’s my first MBS tutorial!!).  These soft prints from Urban Chiks inspired me to look through vintage quilting books and design this quilt, with a nod to our rich quilting heritage.  I hope you give it a try, and share your pictures!

Dream On  Layer Cake
5/8 yard Grass 31064-24 for center squares
2 yards Blue Moon 31065-14 for triangles
2 yards Crush 31063-21 for inner border
2 3/4 yards Pink Passion 31061-11 for outer border
3/4 yard Grass 31062-13 for binding
6 yards Moonlight Blue 31067-16 for backing

To make 30 blocks, select 30 layers from your Layer Cake, and cut 4 – 4 3/4″ squares from each.  I chose the layers with the most contrast to the yardage that I added.

Cut 30 – 4 3/4″ squares from the green floral

Cut 60 – 4″ squares, then cut on the diagonal once.

Cut 30 – 7 1/4″ squares, then cut on the diagonal twice.

Lay out pieces in block formation.

Working on the diagonal, using 1/4″ seams, sew the 3 squares together in the center, and the quarter-triangles on both sides of the individual square.

Next, add the half-triangle to the corners.

Trim the center piece, pin and sew the sides in place.

Trim and square each block to 12 1/2″ – using my 12 1/2″ ruler, I lined up my center points at 6 1/4″ to ensure square blocks.

Lay out your blocks 5 across and 6 down.  Sew the blocks into rows, and the rows into a complete quilt top.

Cut borders from the length of fabric, at 3 1/2″ for the inner, and 6 1/2″ for the outer border.  Measure through the center of the quilt top for the best fitting borders.  Add the borders to the sides, then top and bottom.

Quilt, bind and enjoy your new quilt!

1 – 78″x 90″ Vintage Dream Quilt

What do you think?  Any Vintage Dreams in your future?  I hope so!
Happy Quilting!

Amy Ellis

Amy Ellis

Author, Moda Fabrics and Pattern Designer at Amy's Creative Side
Amy Ellis is an author, designer, quilter, blogger, wife and mom to four. Her books include Modern Basics; Easy Quilts to Fit Your Budget, Space and Style, Modern Basics II; 14 Easy Patchwork Quilt Patterns, Modern Neutrals; A Fresh Look at Neutral Quilt Patterns, and she’s contributed to a number of other books. Amy writes a regular column in Quilty magazine about quilting on your home sewing machine, and posts regularly at – Amy loves sharing her love of quilting with anyone, and is looking forward to your creations with her fabrics!
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