Today was the day I got to sit for a few hours with block design books and peruse through to find those “normal” blocks, the “go-to” blocks of eras past. I found so many I wanted to use, but alas a quilt can only be so big! I found most quilts had lattice as well, I’m thinking to make their quilts larger with little effort and fabric. I’ve soaked all this in and created a very classic looking quilt (in my style). I am loving this and can’t wait to get started. I played with colour and rotation of blocks… just had heaps of fun.
At this point, I have saved in on the computer as “classic vintage”. I am usually more creative with the names, but I guess the inspiration is all in the design. I’d love a bit of help naming it. Maybe I should make it an “unmystery” so you can see… I started with the “Back to Normal” inspiration and the quilt just flowed out. I am excited to pull vintage fabrics for this beauty. I’m thinking of maybe even looking for some “feed sack” type fabrics to work with.
I also read that the “mystery” part of quilting is not a new concept… with quilters of the past waiting for the next installment of block patterns in their local newspaper. How exciting that must have been. I get anxious for the emails to come in from my favourite shops about their fabric specials, I love the thought of the anticipation of the newspaper quilt blocks.
Enough babbling… time to go shopping! (even if it is only in my stash) Please comment with your suggestions for names for this quilt, keeping in mind all the happy details I have given you… Can’t wait to hear from you.
The word that jumped out at me was “Vintage”. When I first thought of trying my hand at quilting I always thought of my Grandma Still. She had quilts on her beds (I thought of them as blankets as a child). They were beautiful quilts and held so many childhood memories of snuggling under those blankets. I think “Classic Memories” would be a great name.
Ooooooo I love the memories you shared and the name!! It’s a perfect name to honour quilters before us and keep the memories moving forward. ♥️❤️♥️
Aunt Tilly’s Treasure
Should Auld acquaintances be forgotten?
I love the fact that it will use feed sacks!! I have oodles of feed sacks!! My very first mystery quilt I ever did was one in a magazine – that only came out every 2 months — and the last month – the magazine was LATE!! LOL – love the internet now that I don’t have to wait! Sorry – don’t have a name suggestion right now — will think on it!!
I love love love to hear my research was accurate! Thank you so so much for sharing this, you’ve absolutely made my day!
The always treasures
Truly loving the treasures and memories suggestions! Perfect!
Classic Vintage sounds great
I love the idea of a ninja mystery. I can pick fabrics better when I know the end result. How about Vintage Beauty, or A step hack in time?
Love it!! I’ll see what I can do!
I love the name of Classic vintage and especially using vintage type blocks and fabric. Great to look back.
Back to the Future
That’s truly something I would name it as well!! Love it!
Back yo the Future!
I can remember my Grandma waiting for the next issue to come. She had a bunch of patterns saved from the news paper also. I also remember she would send a self addressed stamped envelope and the would send her instruction. She taught me to quilt when I was 4 because I would not leave her alone. LOL Grandma’s Goodie’s is my choice for the Vintage quilt Blocks.
What a truly amazing memory! I love this, I love the name, thank you for sharing that with me!
Grandma Pearl’s Vintage Sampler (or Vintage Stars or Vintage whatever)
I do love the word vintage being in the name.
Back to Old School, cuz its August…lol, or Vintage Charm, or Vintage Vibes.
I love it! Perfect thinking!