Sewing Along: Update on my Vintage Quilt Revival Sampler Quilt

by Judy Tucker

As of this week I have 12 blocks made for my Flickr Vintage Modern Quilt Revival Block Along  sampler quilt!  This quilt is getting more interesting every week.

This week I made one of my favorite blocks to date:  The Classic Crosspatch block.
It's a paper pieced block. The pattern on the CD that comes with the book, Vintage Quilt Revival.

This was the first block in the series that called for a cream colored fabric.  There wasn't any cream in the 2 fabric collections I have been working with.

Then I remembered that I had recently purchased a set of low volume greens from the Sew me a Song
Etsy shop. I'm thrilled with the assortment!

The text fabric at the front of the set below has the perfect character for the Modern Victorian fabric collection I have been using and I think it is great substitute for a cream fabric.  It's called "Script in Cream and Green Sage" from the Timeless Treasures Library Collection.  Background of the fabric behind the green script is a subtly mottled cream and tan. It's really an interesting design.

I think it looks great with the floral and paisley fabrics and adds some motion to the block.

There is a cream fabric in one of next week's blocks too.  I can't wait to see out it the green script works out that block. I'll let you know when I have it made!

Happy March!  In like a Lion (we're having unseasonably cold temperatures and snow is predicted tomorrow night in Boston) but hopefully at the end of the month, March really will go out like a Lamb!
One good thing about cold weather and snow:  it's good excuse to stay home to work on quilting projects!  Happy sewing!