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

47 comments:

NINA said...

I find it so beautiful but so difficult to make!

Amelia said...

I sure hope there is a Vintage Dreams in my future ... so beautiful!

KaHolly said...

Sweet quilt and looks pretty easy with such a good tutorial! Thanks, Amy! ~karen

Shawn said...

Love it Amy, beautiful quilt!

zarina said...

I too find the pattern beautiful but the piecing will be a bit difficult - it would be a good show and give those observers a headache on the piecing. Definitely will make one in the near future.

Shelley said...

Love it Amy!! It looks pretty like the sheets you used to be able to get when I was a kid!

grendelskin said...

It's lovely, Amy! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Sarah Craig said...

Sweet quilt, Amy! Looks pretty easy, too, so it may make the quilt ministry repertoire!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sherry said...

Thank you Amy. What a great tutorial & beautiful quilt. I love that fabric line.

Miss Nancy said...

Gorgeous quilt! Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing. I sure hope to do this in the near future.

Have a super great sewing day.

Katie B. said...

Lovely, Amy! I'll have to give this one a try.

bethanndodd said...

Oh, it is just adorable! I will have to add this one to my (never ending) list. Thank you for sharing with us!

momto2wasd said...

That's a wonderful quilt!!

mascanlon said...

Wonderful quilt and I love the fabric too!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

So cute Amy! Congrats on your fist MBS project!

lindsay said...

I love it! Thanks for the awesome recipe Amy!

Erin said...

this is gorgeous! can it come live at my house!?

Marianne said...

This is so pretty! Looks so easy to make, too!

Debby said...

Yummy! This is beautiful!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great design Amy! Love the excellent directions.

amy smart said...

Amy, this turned out wonderfully! I love the finished quilt!

Denny1600 said...

Amy: This is beautiful! I've marked it as one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

MomBrose said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Jane said...

I've been waiting for this line to come out but I had no idea what I would do with it UNTIL this wonderful tutorial!! Thank you so much, AMy!
Jane

Crafty Mama said...

That is so beautiful Amy, I am definitely going to be making this one!
For anyone scared of making the blocks on point like this, I was scared of it too, but it's really not as difficult as you may think. Try making a test block with some scrap fabric. Just handle pieces carefully so as not to stretch and your blocks will be fine! ☺

happy zombie said...

So darling and happy, Amy! I love how it has both a modern as well as vintage feel!

harleywife57 said...

Oh ; I am loving this BEAUTIFULLY GORGEOUS quilt !!!! nice job !! nice tutorial !!!!!!! thanks , Amy !!!

SarahB said...

Love this! So cheery!

Vicki said...

Looks beaUtiful, Amy!

Allie said...

Incredible quilt Amy, I love this so much!

2miracles/Tove said...

Beautiful quilt, I love this block, I've made them in the past they look hard but are easy. Which always is fun because people think you've worked hard then you did. Great job Amy

creativedawn said...

Beautiful quilt and the blocks are easy. The directions are clear and concise! Another winner, Amy! Congratulations.

hugz
Pam

Candied Fabrics said...

What a neat quilt Amy - and perfectly easy to understand directions! Bravo!

Anne Heidi said...

A great quilt! I am going to try this pattern today!

Kelli said...

Hi, am I the only one that cannot see a printer friendly button on this post? I love it, and want to print it out, but no success. Thanks, Kelli

terrieannie said...

Wonderful.... it looks complicated but the directions are easy peasy!!
It's definitely going on my "To Do" list!

terrieannie said...

Just waiting for the printer friendly file to show up....

LaDawna said...

The 'Printer Friendly' link is broken, it sends me to a 'search' page. No worries though, I'll check back in the morning. I love both the pattern and the fabric. Great Job.

Jan said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love the colors! Congratulations!

Marit said...

Beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing.

Pat Sloan said...

LOVE your project Amy Dear!

South Bay said...

Beautiful colors! Will share with our Guild. Thanks for the tutorial!

a little bit biased said...

Amy, this is such a great pattern! Such a cute quilt! Good job!

A. said...

Sooo, so pretty. I never would have tried this on my own - I am a total trianglephobe - but Jen chose it for her month in our quilting bee (right here: http://vintagesheetbee.blogspot.com/), so here we are - and I made mine tonight, and it was actually surprisingly simple! So I'm happy to have another pretty block in my arsenal. :)

star_grl13 said...

Amy,
This quilt is so pretty I've decided to try to do it myself. I've started on it. (But it being so late here, I only have one block finished.) I always make one block before I cut out ALL my pieces.
If you'd like to see it, I am going to post a picture on my blog
http://stargrl13.blogspot.com

Mommyput said...

I love all those fabrics! The quilt is beautiful and gives me such a good feeling. I have a question, though: Would it not have been easier to make a nine-patch block and then set the blocks on point? That way you would only have to deal w/ angles on the sides of the quilt. Am I missing something? (Can you tell I don't like dealing w/ bias edges?)

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

@Mommyput -
I suppose you could do that, however, you will loose your points, and end up wasting fabric when you trim the corners to set it on point. The bias isn't too bad with this one! Just work in the same direction, so that any stretch is moving in the same direction. I encourage you to take a chance and try it out!
you can email me directly @
amyscreativeside@gmail.com if you have further questions.