11/7/16

Day 2 of Ruby’s Block Hop

Thanks for stopping in! It’s Day 2 of Ruby’s Block Hop! If you haven’t already been there hop over to Donna Lynn Thomas’ blog and see the beautiful blocks she made for the block hop! Click here to get to her blog and detailed tutorial.

If you missed the first block (posted by yours truly!) you can see it here.

I thought this Block Hop would be a good time to write about designing the Vintage 30s Ruby’s Treasures fabric collection.

I was working with Merrily McKim Tuohey, Ruby’s granddaughter, to write magazine articles to help spread the word about Ruby’s 100th anniversary. One day she opened the family archives and let me peek into Ruby’s scrapbooks. Among the treasures was an original applique kit for a vase filled with flowers. The fabrics were all solids.

Some weeks later, when I began designing the Vintage 30s Ruby’s Treasures fabric, I started with those solids from that little kit. Paintbrush Studio had just introduced their scrumptious Painter’s Palette line of solid fabrics so I compared their color swatch card to the solids from the vintage kit and selected these 9 colors. They became the palette for the reproduction collection. I love how the bolts rearranged themselves in the back of my car on the way home!

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Check back tomorrow for more about Ruby, her treasures, and the fabric collection she inspired! And check out Merrily’s website McKim Studio Revival for more about Ruby and her patterns.

Here is the schedule for the rest of the blog hop.  Leave a comment on each blog to be entered to win great prizes.

Friday 11/4: Barb Eikmeier @Barb’s Favorites

Monday 11/7: Donna Lynn Thomas @DonnaLynnThomasQuilter

Tuesday 11/8: Theresa Ward @AlwaysQuilts

Wednesday 11/9: Pat Speth @NickelQuilts

Thursday 11/10: Reeze Hanson @MorningGloryDesigns

Friday 11/11: Kelly Ashton @KellyQuilter

And to visit our host, Inspired by Fabric blog, click here.

11/4/16

Ruby’s Treasures Blog Hop Starts Here!

Let the Blog Hop Begin! 14958545_10157615643450527_1228008125_nThe Ruby’s Treasures fabric collection was created to celebrate 100 years of Ruby Short McKim. In 1916 Ruby’s first quilt pattern was published by the Kansas City Star newspaper launching her career as a quilt designer. Throughout the 20s and early 30s she published numerous patterns but only one book: One Hundred and One Patchwork Patterns.

For this blog hop I’ve joined together with a five of my quilting friends to bring you blocks from Ruby’s book. You can access the original patterns for free online at www.101patchworkpatterns.com

I’ve asked each participant to choose one of Ruby’s blocks and make it as a 12” block then share a tutorial making the block in two different color ways, using, of course, the Vintage 30s Ruby’s Treasures fabric collection.

Hop around and collect all 6 tutorials to make a 12 block quilt. Leave a comment at each stop to be entered to win great prizes!

I’m kicking things off with Eight Pointed Star. Often called LeMoyne Star, in her book Ruby refers to the pattern simply as Eight Pointed Star. She wrote, “There are ever so many star quilt blocks … the diamond pattern here fits together eight times into a perfect eight pointed one, which is perhaps favorite in the galaxy.” Click here to see Ruby’s pattern.

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In my first example I’ve paired the violet floral print with a pink solid in a classic layout. For this version we’ll rotary cut the pieces and construct the block with set in seams. Don’t stop reading just because you saw those words ‘set in seams’. It’s not that hard, you just have to take it one step at a time – and I have tips!

In the blue and cream version we’ll use Marti Michell’s Perfect Patchwork Templates and I’ll show an assembly method that does not require set in seams.

Let’s get started!

Violet Block

Cutting:

Cut (1) 3” x 22” strip of the violet/pink/yellow print

Cut (1) 3″ x 22”  strip of pink solid

Cut (1) 4” x 18” strip of violet/yellow dot; crosscut into (4)  4” x 4” squares

Cut (1) 6 ¼” x 6 ¼” square of violet/yellow dot; cut diagonally twice to make (4) side triangles.

Stack the pink strip and floral strip of fabric right side up and cut four diamonds from each. Use the 45° line on the ruler to trim the end then cut in 3” intervals. Cut (4) of each fabric. tut-1

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There are several ways to sew the eight pointed star block together. This is my favorite.

Mark a dot at the 1/4″ seam lines of the pink diamonds. If you have trouble eyeing the 1/4″ seam line draw intersecting lines and use the point where the lines cross.tut-5

Sew the diamonds into pairs starting the stitching ¼” from the outside edge, backstitch, then stitch all the way to the end on the inside point. Press the seams toward the pink fabric. Repeat to make 4.tut-7

Sew the pairs into halves the same way, by starting at the outside edge, ¼” from the end, backstitching, and sewing all the way to the other end.tut-8

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Sew the two halves together, match the center and pin. You might find that your center points come out better if you sew from the center to the outside, stopping ¼” from the outside edge and backstitching then cut the threads and go back to the center to stitch the other side, again stopping ¼” from the edge. Sometimes stitching across the center will push the center to one side making a less than perfect center.

Now comes the fun part – setting in the corners and side triangles. I’ve laid out all the pieces so you can see where they go.img_9039 I prefer to start with a corner and work in one direction going around the block alternating a corner with a side triangle. You could also set in the four corners then go back and set in the four triangles. Or you could set the triangles in first. img_9040

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The block will come out the same no matter which way you sew it together. It’s not necessary to press until all the pieces are set in. Here’s a tip: No matter which order you choose to set the pieces in, sew all the way to the outside edges and leave the seam open ¼” on the inside corners and backstitching whenever there is a seam that stops at that 1/4″ seam line.

Mark dots at the 1/4″ point on the corners of the background squares and triangles. Align one side of the square with the edge of a pink diamond. Poke a straight pin through the dot and pin it through the dot on the diamond. Sew from the outside edge toward the dot. Back stitch at the dot.tut-10b

Remove from the sewing machine and rotate so you can align the adjoining side of the square to the floral diamond. Repeat the stitching sewing from the outside toward the center. Backstitch at the dot. tut-11

Add the adjoining side triangle in the same manner.tut-12Tip: When sewing set in seams if you have trouble hitting the dot perfectly it’s better to stop too soon vs stitching too far.

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Continue around the block alternating a corner square and triangle until all background pieces have been set it.

Give your block a final pressing and measure it. Does it measure 12 ½” x 12 ½” at this point? Then congratulations! You did an excellent job!tut-14

Let’s make the block again, this time using templates to cut out the block.

For my second color way I’m going to use Marti Michell’s Perfect Patchwork Templates to cut out the shapes. Template Set E is the eight pointed star set, and I’m also using one of my new favorites, the Multi-sized Half Square Triangle Ruler. In this example there are extra seams in the background pieces which is a way to avoid set in seams. Try it both ways and decide which you like better.

Cutting:

Use Marti Michell template set E and the multi-sized half square triangle to cut the pieces.

Cut (1) 3” x 22″ strip of blue/yellow tulip print

Cut (1) 3” x 22″ strip of blue print

Cut (1) 4” x 22″ strip of plain background

Cut (1) 3” x 22″ strip of plain background

For the diamonds use template E 30 and cut (4) from each 3″ strip of print fabric for the stars (4 blue/yellow tulip and 4 blue print) Nip off the points.tut-15

 

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Use template E 32 and cut (8) large triangles from the 4″ strip of background fabric for the corners. Nip off the points.tut-18

Use the multi-sized half square triangle ruler and cut (8) small triangles of the background fabric for the side triangles using the 3” line on the ruler. Nip off the points using the corner of the ruler.tut-20

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Sew a small triangle and a large triangle to each diamond as pictured. Make sure the orientation is correct. img_9057On the blue diamonds press the small triangle seams toward the diamond and the large triangle away from the diamond. Press the seams of the floral print units the opposite way with the small triangles going away from the diamond and the large triangles going toward it. Make 4 of each.img_9058

Place the units right sides together. You will notice that the seams nest perfectly since they were pressed in opposing directions. Sew and press the seam toward the blue diamond. Make 4.img_9059Sew together in pairs and press the seams toward the floral diamond. Make 2.

img_9060Match the center and sew the two halves together. Press the seam open. tut-26And there we have it, another beautiful Eight Pointed Star.

Which technique is for you? Set in seams or not? Do you like the pink or blue star best? Have you ever tried Marti’s Michell’s perfect patchwork templates?

Leave a comment to enter the giveaway!

I’m giving away a Craftsy Class Connect the Blocks – it has sashing ideas to complete the blocks in this hop into beautiful quilts and Marti has donated Template Set E and the Half Square Triangle Ruler. And don’t forget, if you haven’t already been to Inspired by Fabric blog, hop on over there, sign up to follow (if you don’t already) and leave a comment – they are giving away fat quarter bundles of Ruby’s Treasures!

Here is the schedule for the rest of the hop. Stop by here each day as well, I’ll be sharing more about Ruby and the fabric collection she inspired.

Friday 11/4: Barb Eikmeier @Barb’s Favorites

Monday 11/7: Donna Lynn Thomas @DonnaLynnThomasQuilter

Tuesday 11/8:Theresa Ward @AlwaysQuilts

Wednesday 11/9: Pat Speth @NickelQuilts

Thursday 11/10: Reeze Hanson @MorningGloryDesigns

Friday 11/11: Kelly Ashton @KellyQuilter

And here’s the link to Inspired by Fabric, our blog host

11/3/16

Ruby’s Treasures Blog Hop

Starting tomorrow, Nov 4, 2016, a new blog hop. This time we’ll be featuring my Vintage 30s Ruby’s Treasures fabric collection. Hosted by Inspired by Fabric blog, a total of 6 quilting teachers will be posting block tutorials and showing the blocks in two colorways. Join the fun, learn something new, and enter for giveaways at each stop.collection

05/13/16

New Fabric Collection – Ruby’s Treasures

Just released! Vintage 30s – Ruby’s Treasures by Barbara J. Eikmeier for Paintbrush Studio. It’s my new fabric collection!

Vintage 30s - Ruby's Treasures by Barbara J. Eikmeier for Paintbrush Studio

Vintage 30s – Ruby’s Treasures by Barbara J. Eikmeier for Paintbrush Studio

If you like reproduction thirties prints or are just looking for a bright, clear collection for a special project ask for Ruby’s Treasures at your local quilt store. It’s Made in the USA and is shipping to stores now. I’ll be going to International Quilt Market next week and will have more to share soon!

In the meantime, Ruby’s Treasures is featured in a blog post over at Inspired by Fabric. Click over to find out about some of the “inspiration” (no pun intended) behind the collection!

I’ve been busy sewing up a storm so come back over the next few weeks for show and tell!

04/29/16

And the Winner is …

Thanks to those of you who joined the Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints blog hop, we designers had a great time hopping around with you! The winners have been selected and are posted at Inspired by Fabric. Click here to see the full list of winners. Each designer will be contacting their winners.

Congratulations to all the winners! Here’s who won at Barb’s Favorites:

Fat Quarter Bundle: Susan M

Marti Michell Template Set B and Encyclopedia of Patchwork Patterns Volume 1: Sandy A

Craftsy Class: Connecting the Blocks: Jen B

And I have one more winner to announce – the viewer’s choice goes to the block with the Dark Star Points with 56 votes.

First place with 56 votes

First place with 56 votes.

The Light Star Points came in second (!) with a respectable tally of 36 votes.

Second Place with 36 votes.

Second Place with 36 votes.

Thank you to all of you who voted. There were a number of “I like both!” votes too!

And now, to inspire you to make your own blocks, take a look at what Carol M. made in a weekend! Great job Carol.

Blog Hop blocks by Carol M.

Blog Hop blocks by Carol M.

This concludes the Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints Blog Hop. If you missed the hop you can still see all the tutorials. Click here to go to the beginning. If you didn’t win my Crafsty Class: Connecting the Blocks use this link to get the class for half price.5346_728x90 Connecting the blocks

04/22/16

Final Day of the Blog Hop

All fun must end and today is the final stop of this blog hop. Last, but certainly not least, we welcome Theresa Ward to the fun. Drawing for the prizes will take place next week – and there are lots of goodies: We have Fat Quarter Bundles of Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints – enough to make all the blocks on the hop in both color ways, plus there are books, online classes, patterns, and tools.

I met Theresa when I moved back to Kansas in 2008 – the year my husband retired from the military. One of the first things I learned about Theresa is that she is a great machine quilter. Check this out to see what I’m talking about:

Detail of Theresa Ward's amazing feathers.

Detail of Theresa Ward’s amazing feathers.

When I got a contract with a very short deadline for my book, Back Basting Applique Step by Step, Theresa bailed me out by machine quilting most of the samples in the book. I might still be in debt to her on that one but maybe not because she wrote her first quilting book recently and needed my help! Theresa is a talented designer. She, along with Sharon Lorfing, host a mystery quilt lock-in each spring with a new original design every year (I made the blue quilt pictured above during the lock-in a few years ago) Be sure to check out Theresa’s book when you’re on her blog.

Theresa Ward at her booth at the Heartland Quilt Network Meeting. I'm not in the picture because I took it!

Theresa Ward at her booth at the Heartland Quilt Network Meeting. I’m not in the picture because I took it!

But my very favorite thing about Theresa is that she is a school bus driver. She takes her big yellow bus home every day during the school year which makes it easy to find her house in the country when I’m dropping off and picking up quilts. And, in case you are wondering, she can parallel park a school bus – on a busy side street  – with a line of traffic.

I hope you have had as much fun as I have with our blog hop. If we do this again with my next fabric collection (coming soon!) would you like to see blocks again or projects?

We’ll be announcing the winners next week. Until then, happy stitching!

One last time, here are the links to all the other stops on the blog hop.

Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints Blog Hop Schedule:

Thursday 4/14: Blog Hop Introduction
Friday 4/15: Barb Eikmeier @Barb’s Favorites
Monday 4/18: Donna Lynn Thomas @DonnaLynnThomasQuilter
Tuesday 4/19: Kelly Ashton @KellyQuilter
Wednesday 4/20: Reeze Hanson @MorningGloryDesigns
Thursday 4/21: Sally Schneider @SallySchneider
 Friday 4/22: Theresa Ward @AlwaysQuilts
04/21/16

Blog Hop Day Five

We are having fun on the Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints Blog Hop! It’s time to welcome Sally Schneider, scrap quilting legend! The blog hop is hosted by Inspired by Fabric Blog. Each designer is using my Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints fabric collection and sharing a block tutorial showing their block in two colorways. There are prizes at every stop (drawings will be next week) so join the fun. The complete schedule is at the end of this post.

Sally Schneider is a distinguished guest on this blog hop for many reasons, mainly because she retired last year and I begged her out of retirement to join the blog hop.

I  really wanted Sally to participate because she is one of my longest quilting friends. We met in Hawaii in 1987 in a Katie Pasquini workshop. I went on to take quilting classes from Sally at her dining room table where she taught me how to use a rotary cutter. We carpooled to the Hawaii Quilters Guild meetings and when she wrote her first book, Scrap Happy, I provided what she calls “persistent encouragement”. Later, when she was an acquisitions editor at That Patchwork Place/Martingale & Co she helped get my first book, Kids Can Quilt, published. Eventually we wrote a book together, Traditional Quilts with Painless Borders.

Sally Schneider and Barb - it's been 20 years since we wrote that book!

Sally Schneider and Barb – it’s been 20 years since we wrote that book!

But my favorite thing about Sally, and it’s hard to choose just one, is that when I was pregnant with my second child she’d shop for quilting fabric in the maternity clothes I’d made for myself. There was one particular turquoise and purple print dress that I gave her all the scraps which she put in nearly every quilt in one of her books! I was flattered and rewarded her by naming my baby after her!

For years Sally traveled the country teaching her scrap quilting methods and now she travels and camps  for pleasure which you may notice based on the posts on her blog. Today she is going to show you how to make one of her all time favorite blocks. And it’s more than a block tutorial, you’re going to get darn near a whole class from Sally! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Sally Schneider. Hop on!

Tomorrow stop in and read a bit about our final designer, Theresa Ward. Thanks for hopping with us!

Here are the links to the other stops just in case you need them!

Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints Blog Hop Schedule:

Thursday 4/14: Blog Hop Introduction

Friday 4/15: Barb Eikmeier @Barb’s Favorites

Monday 4/18: Donna Lynn Thomas @DonnaLynnThomasQuilter

Tuesday 4/19: Kelly Ashton @KellyQuilter

Wednesday 4/20: Reeze Hanson @MorningGloryDesigns

Thursday 4/21: Sally Schneider @SallySchneider

Friday 4/22: Theresa Ward @AlwaysQuilts

04/20/16

Blog Hop – Day Four!

It’s Blog Hop Day Four – let’s welcome Reeze Hanson to the hop. Each quilter on the hop is sharing a block tutorial using my Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints collection for Paintbrush Studio. Hosted by Inspired by Fabric Blog there are great prizes at each stop and it isn’t too late to enter at stops 1, 2, and 3! See the schedule at the bottom of the page.

I met Reeze Hanson in an Electric Quilt (EQ) software class. I was the student, she the teacher. Reeze can talk me into things like being the Vice President of the Heartland Quilt Network because she is a very helpful friend – and she can sort out my EQ problems via email. (And I have had many!) A talented designer, Reeze loves bright colors and high contrast, and she loves vintage fabrics and solids, she enjoys applique and 60 degree shapes and she LOVES orange!! My favorite thing about Reeze, other than knowing I can depend on her to get me out of an EQ mess, is when I heard her color confidence lecture and learned that beige is actually light orange. You will never look at beige the same!

Reeze Hanson - notice she's wearing orange! Or is that dark beige?

Reeze Hanson – notice she’s wearing orange! Or is that dark beige?

I don’t have any pictures of Reeze and me together (Reeze – we should fix that) so I’m sharing a picture of a quilt. It’s the closest I will ever come to making an orange quilt.090Hop over to Morning Glory Quilt Designs to see what Reeze has in store for you. I’ve been over there already and you’re gonna love it!

Here’s the rest of the schedule so you can catch up if you’ve missed any stops. Come back tomorrow to see what I have to share about Sally!

Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints Blog Hop Schedule:

Thursday 4/14: Blog Hop Introduction

Friday 4/15: Barb Eikmeier @Barb’s Favorites

Monday 4/18: Donna Lynn Thomas @DonnaLynnThomasQuilter

Tuesday 4/19: Kelly Ashton @KellyQuilter

Wednesday 4/20: Reeze Hanson @MorningGloryDesigns

Thursday 4/21: Sally Schneider @SallySchneider

Friday 4/22: Theresa Ward @AlwaysQuilts

04/15/16

It’s Blog Hop Time!

It’s Blog Hop time! Collect tutorials to make 6 blocks, each block will be shown in two colorways featuring my fabric collection: Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints for Paintbrush Studio.vintage shirting blog hop button

Meet five of my quilting friends as you hop from blog to blog. Each will be showcasing the fabrics in 12” (finished size) blocks. Learn tips from quilting pros (I hang out with a very talented bunch!) Collect all 6 patterns, make all of them in both colorways and you’ll end up with a set of 12 blocks.  You could win my Craftsy Class “Connecting the Blocks” where you can learn all sorts of sashing ideas to put your blocks together in a spectacular quilt! There will be other prizes along the way too so head on over to Inspired by Fabric to check in and get ready for some fun!

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The Ohio Star is a classic quilt block that looks great in reproduction fabrics. It’s the pattern I used when sewing the samples for my Craftsy Class, Connecting the Blocks so I thought it would be a good choice for a blog hop that will end with Barb’s Favorites offering a chance to win the online class (among other prizes).

Not only will I show the block in two colorways but I’ll also show two ways to cut out the pieces. Let’s start with regular rotary cutting.

From cream shirting print (background)

Cut (4) 4 ½” x 4 ½” squares

And cut (1) 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” square

From light blue (accent triangles)

Cut (1) 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” square

From black print (star points and center square)

Cut (2) 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” squares

And cut (1) 4 ½” x 4 ½” square

Cut all of the 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” squares in half twice diagonally to create four triangles with the straight grain of the fabric along the long side of the triangle. Here is an example of the light blue square already cut.  Do the same with the two 5 ¼” black squares and the 5 1/4″ square of background fabric.tutorial 6

Arrange the triangles so they look like this.tutorial 2

Sew like this. Press toward the black print.tutorial 10

Then match the center and sew into quarter square triangles that look like this. Trim the dog ears off the corners.tutorial 11Make fourtutorial 8

Sew a 4 ½” background square on either side of a quarter square triangle. Make two. Press the seam toward the background square.tutorial 9

Join the remaining two quarter square triangles on either side of the 4 ½” black square. Press the seams toward the black square.tutorial 15

Join the three rows. Press the seams away from the center row.

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The block should measure 12 ½” x 12 ½” at this point – we call that the “unfinished size”. The extra ½” is the seam allowance on the outside edges.

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Let’s make the block again, this time, instead of cutting a 5 ¼” square for quarter square triangle units I’ll show you how to cut them from a 2 ½” strip using Marti Michell’s Perfect Patchwork Templates.

There are only two templates required to make this block. From Marti’s Set B select templates B-8 and B-11.tutorial 14

To get started cut a 4 ½” x 20” strip of background – I’m using the light blue as the background this time. Using template B-8 cut four squares.

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In the same fashion cut one B-8 from the cream fabric for the center. (Not pictured.)

The quarter square triangles are cut with template B-11 (it’s one of my favorite templates!)

Start by cutting 2 1/2″ strips.

Cut one 2 ½” x 15″ strip of medium blue for the accent

Cut one 2 ½” x 15″ strip of background (light blue)

Cut two 2 ½” x 15″  strip of cream (star points)

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Make a stack of the 2 ½” strips – you will have one accent (medium blue), one background (light blue) and two cream (which will be the star points), neatly stack them one on top of another into one pile.

Use template B-11 and position it on the stack of strips as pictured. Cut on either side of the template cutting through the whole stack of fabric. Trim the corners off using the corner angle of template as a guide. tutorial24

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Rotate the template as pictured and cut another layer of triangles. Continue rotating and cutting until you have four sets of triangles.tutorial 28jpg

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As in the first example sew the quarter square triangle units. Press the seams away from the cream fabric. Notice there are no dog ears to trim away – that’s one of the pleasures of using Marti’s templates!tutorial 26

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Make four.

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Sew a background light blue B-8 on either side of a quarter square triangle unit. Make two.  Sew a quarter square triangle unit to either side of the cream B-8. Press the seam toward the squares.tutorial 20

 Connect the three rows and give it a good pressing and there you have it! A lovely Ohio Star block!tutorial star 2

Now, about those prizes – Marti Michell has donated a Perfect Patchwork Template Set B and her book, “Encyclopedia of Blocks Volume One”. And Paintbrush Studio is giving away fat quarter bundles of Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints. And I have a free Craftsy Class to give away. So many great prizes!

Here’s how to enter: Click here to go to Inspired by Fabric and sign up to follow the Inspired by Fabric blog, either by email or blog reader, then come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you are signed up to follow. In your comment tell me which block you like better – Dark star points or light star points? And be sure and leave your email address so we can contact you if you win!

Here’s the schedule for the other stops on this Blog Hop:

Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints Blog Hop Schedule:

Thursday 4/14: Blog Hop Introduction

Friday 4/15: Barb Eikmeier @Barb’s Favorites

Monday 4/18: Donna Lynn Thomas @DonnaLynnThomasQuilter

Tuesday 4/19: Kelly Ashton @KellyQuilter

Wednesday 4/20: Reeze Hanson @MorningGloryDesigns

Thursday 4/21: Sally Schneider @SallySchneider

Friday 4/22: Theresa Ward @AlwaysQuilts

And be sure to visit Barb’s Favorites each day too – I’ll be sharing stories about each of these friends (they have no idea what I’m going to say!) Don’t forget – sign up to follow Inspired by Fabric blog, leave a comment here (with your contact info please) and get ready to hop!

04/14/16

Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints Blog Hop

Join the fun and collect a different block pattern every day. Starting tomorrow, April 15, 2016, and continuing each day next week a different quilter will feature my Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints fabric collection in a 12″ block tutorial. Hosted by Inspired by Fabric you’ll find the schedule on their blog. Click here. FQ Vintage

If you are making the Vintage Sampler Block of the Month quilt through your local quilt shop save the leftovers and make a 12 block sampler quilt with the patterns my friends will be sharing in the blog hop.

Come back tomorrow when I’ll be kicking things off with the Ohio Star Block. It’s the pattern I used in the samples for my Craftsy Class Connecting the Blocks. In fact, at the end of the blog hop I’ll be doing a drawing and someone will win my Craftsy Class. Check out the class here.

Barb's Craftsy Class: Connecting the Blocks

Barb’s Craftsy Class: Connecting the Blocks