I took a much-needed break from all kinds of technology last week and used that opportunity to take a break from writing a post as well. We had no wi-fi or electricity, so we hung out, read books, drank lots of tea, played games and at night we looked at the stars outside while keeping ourselves warm with a log fire. I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the simple life. That ties in with what I am going show you today, my vintage-themed quilt blocks.
When I picked up four fat quarters of Grandma’s House last year, the only thing I was sure of was that I wanted to make vintage-style blocks without using the usual vintage quilt patterns. Then, very recently, while browsing through knitting patterns, the perfect idea came to me. I made four quilt patterns inspired by the knitting designs and history. This is the Argyle Star, I don’t think introductions are needed for this design. I love the little points at the end of the crossed lines.
Of course I couldn’t help but play with the colours a little bit.
This is the Vale Star, inspired by the Yorkshire Dales knitting tradition. I wanted to keep this block very simple to represent a simple life. Simple, but full of activity because this block also makes me think of roads leading in and out of the center square.
Here’s my colour-play with the Vale Star.
These are so easy to make and there is hardly any aligning of sections. I am almost done with the other two blocks and can’t wait to show them to you. I am making a mini with these already-made blocks for my kitlets to snuggle on during cold nights. I am planning on making a quilt with solids for the bipeds in this house. These stars are also going to appear on my Halloween quilt. Versatile, don’t you think?
Until next week,