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Vintage Christmas 2 Quilt-a-long

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Everything is more fun with a friend, so I hope you will join me for the Vintage Christmas 2 quilt-a-long starting November 1, 2021. This is such a fun holiday quilt pattern, and I can’t wait to sew along with you!

I am going to break it up into four weeks, so we can get be ready for the holiday season. But of course, you can go at your own pace! Make sure to share your progress pictures using #vintagechristmas2qal so we can all see your work!

I’ll be posting my progress regularly on Instagram and Facebook so make sure to follow along with me there. And I’ll share little tips as we go in my IG and FB stories, so make sure to check each day for updates!

Quilt-a-Long Schedule:

November 1: Tree Blocks

November 8: Truck Blocks

November 15: Pinwheels and Holly

November 22: Sashing and borders

November 29: Assemble Top, Baste, Quilt, & Bind!

Supplies:

You will need:

  • 4-1/2 yards – white (background) 
  • Red (Trucks): 8 FQs or 2 yards red
  • Grey: 1 FQ or 1/4 yard
  • Black: 1 F8 or 1/8 yard 
  • Low Vol. (window): 1 F8 or 1/8 yard
  • Green: 6 FQs or 1-1/2 yards
  • Aqua: 2 F8s or 1/4 yard
  • Red (Border): 1/4 yard
  • Binding (Black): 3/4 yard
  • Backing/Batting: 5-1/2 yards 

Finished Size: 74″ x 83″

Fabric used: I used a mix of Sweetwater Christmas Prints for Moda, their new line, Red Barn Christmas, is perfect for this project!

Pattern Level: Beginner-Intermediate

This entire quilt is traditionally pieced! It does have several pieces, so I think it’s a beginner-intermediate level pattern. However, the pattern does include step-by-step graphic illustrations and written instructions, and you’re welcome to email me if you have any questions at all!

So I say if you like it, go for it!

To join in, just follow me on Instagram and Facebook and post any progess pics using #vintagechristmas2qal

See you November 1st for the quilt-a-long!

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Vintage Truck of the Month Quilt: November

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Finished Size: 20” x 24”

My Vintage Truck of the Month series is going to be so fun, and the blocks are adorable! 

If you are new to the Quilty Truck of the Month series, on the first of each month, I will be releasing a new Vintage Truck of the Month. Each month’s truck will be carrying a fun new surprise in the back, along with the month abbreviation on the bottom. The blocks are all traditionally pieced and finish at 20″ x 24″. While some blocks may have several smaller pieces, they aren’t too difficult at all! And they are a perfect way to use up your scraps because each block can be totally different!

If you didn’t already see it, you can get the previous month’s truck patterns here!

I plan to use them to decorate my sewing room, so I will change them out monthly just like you do a calendar. Because of this, I am basting, quilting, and binding them as individual blocks. But you can always save them up and sew them into a quilt when you are done as well! I can’t wait to get started, so without further ado, here is the block for November!

Get the Vintage Truck Block of the Month: NOVEMBER block pattern here!

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I used scraps from my FigTree FarmHouse stash for this block. It has my popular Vintage Truck carrying a cute little sunflower in the back! And of course our N-O-V letters at the bottom for November. 

I did my standard meandering quilt pattern on this block and I think it just turned out so cute! I chose this fun green binding from my stash and a cute blue floral from FigTree’s FarmHouse II line as well. I’m not sure about you, but I agonize over my backing fabric sometimes more than the front! I like it to be matchy-matchy.

Did I mention these blocks are so fast to put together too? It just took me one afternoon to complete this block, and now I can hang in my sewing room all month long! 

Stay tuned for December 1, when the next block will release!

I hope you will join me in my  Vintage Truck of the Month Series and I can’t wait to see what you all make! Oh, did I mention that I’m also doing a Vintage Truck of the Month Cross Stitch series!? I hope you enjoy both series, they are both beginner-friendly and a great way to get into quilting and stitching!

Get the Vintage Truck Block of the Month: NOVEMBER block pattern here!

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2021 Sew With Me – Ohio Star – Block 4

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Happy Thursday friends! It’s time for block #4 in my 2021 Sew With Me Sew-a-long! Join me as I teach you how to make some of the most fun and classic quilt blocks!

Throughout this series, I hope to teach you some new skills, tips, and tricks, and at the end of the series, we will have a fun selection of blocks to sew together into a sampler quilt! 

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Block #4 is such a fun and easy traditional quilt block to make, and there are so many ways to make it unique. It is called the Ohio Star block. And this is just one of the variations of this popular quilt block! I will be showing you the other variation later on in our Sew With Me series.

The Ohio Star quilt block pattern originated back in the 1800s. It gained popularity later on and appeared regularly in the Depression-era and Post-Depression quilts of the 1930s. Like other blocks, it is also known by other names such as the Variable Star, Eastern Star, and Western Star.

Like our other blocks, this one is well suited to scrappy designs, and today I will be digging into my stash bin! The star points can be made using half-square triangles, or Flying Geese and in today’s lesson, I am going to show an easy way to make the flying geese four at one time. The center features a diamond shape. We will be using a technique called “snowballing” and I’ll show an easy way to get perfect points on that center!

Ready to get started? 

Dive into your scrap bins and come sew with me!

->>Download the Ohio Star Block PDF Pattern here!

Watch my 2021 Sew With Me – Ohio Star Block – Block 4 video tutorial here! 

Supplies Used in this video:

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Vintage Christmas 2 Quilt Pattern

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My Vintage Christmas quilt is probably one of my most popular holiday patterns to date. And I have been dying to make a second version of it for awhile now, so I’m very excited to release my new Vintage Christmas 2 quilt pattern for you all today!

This pattern turned out so cute, and I love all of the extra added elements! And don’t worry, while this pattern does have a lot of pieces, it is traditionally pieced, so even a newer quilter can do it!

This quilt features cute vintage style trucks carring gifts in the back. I’ve added cute trees between the rucks, and then a fun pinwheel separator strip between the rows for added interest. I think my favorite new feature is the holly leaf border. It was easy to piece, and really adds that extra special touch!

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Get the Vintage Christmas 2 Quilt Pattern here!

Finished Size: 74″ x 83″

Materials Needed:

  • 4-1/2 yards – white (background) 
  • 8 Red FQs or 2 yards red
  • Grey: 1 FQ or 1/4 yard
  • Black: 1 F8 or 1/8 yard
  • Low Vol. (window): 1 F8 or 1/8 yard
  • 6 Green FQs or 1-1/2 yards green
  • Aqua: 2 F8s or 1/4 yard
  • Red (Border): 1/4 yard
  • Binding: 3/4 yard
  • Backing/Batting: 5-1/2 yards 

Fabric used: Mix of Sweetwater Christmas fabrics for Moda

The PDF pattern includes easy-to-follow step-by-step written instructions along with detailed graphic illustrations to make sewing this project a breeze! It’s a fairly easy traditionally pieced pattern, but there are some small pieces, so I consider it a beginner-intermediate level pattern.

I wanted to be fancy, so I added a label on the backside for an extra cute touch. And I chose a black binding for an added pop.

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Vintage Truck November Cross Stitch Pattern

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Vintage Truck November Cross Stitch Pattern is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi friends! I have a fun new cross stitch pattern to release today! The Vintage Truck of the Month: November Cross Stitch pattern is live, and it goes perfectly with my Vintage Truck November Quilt Pattern of course!

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Click here to get the Vintage Truck November Cross Stitch Pattern!

I used 14-count white Aida with two strands of DMC floss. But you can substitute in any fabric and floss you prefer.

Materials Needed:

  • Cloth (14 count white Aida)
  • Floss (DMC)
  • Size 26 tapestry needle
  • Optional: Embroidery hoop and needle minder 

The stitch count for the Vintage Truck of the Month is 42w by 50h. 

The sample is stitched on 14-count white Aida cloth with DMC floss. If you stitch with the recommended fabric, the finished piece will be approximately 3″w x 3.5″h.

The pattern comes with three different chart styles so hopefully one will work for you! It has a color chart,  color-symbol chart, and a black and white symbol chart. You can view it digitally if you’d like, or print it for ease of use.

Get the Vintage Truck of the Month: October Cross Stitch pattern here!

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How to Sew an Easy Gingham Pillowcase!

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Happy Tutorial Thursday friends! Today we’re making this super easy gingham pillowcase to match our gingham quilt top! This pattern comes with instructions for twin, queen, and king-sized pillowcases so you can make one that fits your bed perfectly.

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Watch the Easy Gingham Pillowcase video tutorial here!

I used Sweetwater Christmas fabrics for mine and I love it! But you can really make this pattern from any fabric you like. I think blue, aqua, and white would be so fun, and of course the traditional buffalo check of black, grey, and white would also be adorable!

Download the Gingham Quilt + Pillowcase PDF Pattern here!

(If the link above doesn’t work for you, try RIGHT clicking the link, then select ‘save file as’.)

Supplies Used in this video:

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ChristmasVille Quilt Pattern!

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Get the ChristmasVille Quilt Pattern here!

Finished Size: 84″ x 84″

Materials Needed:

  • 4-1/8 yards – white (background) 
  • 3 Reds: 1/2 yard ea.
  • 3 Aquas: 1/2 yard ea.
  • 4 Greens: 1/2 yard ea. Light Grey: 1/8 yard
  • Dark Grey: 1/8 yard
  • Black: 1/8 yard
  • Low Volume (windows): 1/8 yard
  • Border #2 & Sashing: 3/4 yards
  • Border #4: 1-1/2 yards
  • Binding: 5/8 yard
  • Backing/Batting: 7-1/2 yards

Fabric used: Mix of Sweetwater Christmas fabrics for Moda

The PDF pattern includes easy-to-follow step-by-step written instructions along with detailed graphic illustrations to make sewing this project a breeze! It’s a fairly easy traditionally pieced pattern, but there are some small pieces, so I consider it a beginner-intermediate level pattern.

I cut my background too short, so I added a cute red stripe along the bottom and even added a little label, what a happy accident right? Oh, and of course I added some cute gingham binding too!

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Vintage Truck of the Month Quilt Pattern: October

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Vintage Truck of the Month Quilt Pattern: October is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

I hope you are all enjoying my Vintage Truck of the Month series! It has been so fun, and if you missed the first block you can find them all here in my Vintage Truck of the Month posts.

If you are new to the series, on the first of each month, I will be releasing a new Vintage Truck of the Month. Each month’s truck will be carrying a fun new surprise in the back, along with the month abbreviation on the bottom. The blocks are all traditionally pieced and finish at 20″ x 24″. While some blocks may have several smaller pieces, they aren’t too difficult at all! And they are a perfect way to use up your scraps because each block can be totally different!

I plan to use them to decorate my sewing room, so I will change them out monthly just like you do a calendar. Because of this, I am basting, quilting, and binding them as individual blocks. But you can always save them up and sew them into a quilt when you are done as well! I can’t wait to get started, so without further ado, here is the block for August!

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Get the Vintage Truck Block of the Month: OCTOBER block pattern here!

I used scraps from my Fig Tree stash for this block. It has my popular Vintage Truck carrying cute little pumpkins in the back! And of course our O-C-T letters at the bottom for October. 

I did my standard meandering quilt pattern on this block and I think it just turned out so cute! I also chose a fun aqua floral binding from the Farm House II line by FigTree Fabrics for Moda.

Did I mention these blocks are so fast to put together too? It just took me one afternoon to complete this block, and now I can hang in my sewing room all month long! 

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Stay tuned for November 1, when the next block will release!

I hope you will join me on my Vintage Truck Block of the Month and I can’t wait to see what you all make!

Get the Vintage Truck Block of the Month: OCTOBER block pattern here!

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How to Sew an Easy Gingham Quilt!

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How to Sew an Easy Gingham Quilt! is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Happy Tutorial Thursday friends! Today we’re making this super easy gingham quilt! This pattern comes with instructions for a baby, twin, queen, and king-sized quilt so you can make one that fits your bed perfectly. Plus it includes an extra bonus pattern for matching pillowcases!

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Watch the Easy Gingham Quilt video tutorial here!

I used Sweetwater Christmas fabrics for mine and I love it! But you can really make this pattern from any fabric you like. I think blue, aqua, and white would be so fun, and of course the traditional buffalo check of black, grey, and white would also be adorable!

Download the Gingham Quilt + Pillowcase PDF Pattern here!

Supplies Used in this video:

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Vintage Cross Stitch Truck of the Month: October

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Vintage Cross Stitch Truck of the Month: October is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi friends! I have a fun new cross stitch pattern to release today! This one is my Vintage Truck of the Month: October Cross Stitch pattern and it goes perfectly with my Vintage Truck October Quilt Pattern of course!

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Click here to get the Vintage Truck October Cross Stitch Pattern!

I used 14-count white Aida with two strands of DMC floss. But you can substitute in any fabric and floss you prefer.

Materials Needed:

  • Cloth (14 count white Aida)
  • Floss (DMC)
  • Size 26 tapestry needle
  • Optional: Embroidery hoop and needle minder 

The stitch count for the Vintage Truck of the Month is 42w by 50h. 

The sample is stitched on 14-count white Aida cloth with DMC floss. If you stitch with the recommended fabric, the finished piece will be approximately 3″w x 3.5″h.

The pattern comes with three different chart styles so hopefully one will work for you! It has a color chart, and a color with symbol chart, and a black and white symbol only chart. You can view it digitally if you’d like, or print it for ease of use.

Get the Vintage Truck of the Month: October Cross Stitch pattern here!

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