Wednesday, June 6, 2018

To Dear Dad Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue

My dear Dad is 91 years old. I'm very, very fortunate to still have him in my life. This crazy quilt block with a picture of my Father was originally shared in 2016.

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's FF103 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Download the PDF file. Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place. When printing the block, use the "Actual Size" in your printer's setting for an 8" block.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of the wrong side of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line. Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line.

Stitch two pieces of fabric together (2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 2 and 3. Stitch three pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 then add 1-3 and 4-1, 4-2 then add 4-3). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1 and 4. Applique an image of your father (2" x 3 1/2") for 5. Embroidery "Dad" and add the My Heart Belongs to Daddy finding, too.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

Hug your father if you still can!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

To Dear Mother Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue

My dear Mother will be 90 years old in September. I'm very, very fortunate to still have her in my life. This crazy quilt block with a picture of my Mother was originally shared in 2016.

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's FF102 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Download the PDF file. Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place. When printing this block, use the "Actual Size" in your printer's settings for an 8" block.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of the wrong side of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line. Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line.

Stitch two pieces of fabric together (2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 2 and 3. Stitch three pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 then add 1-3 and 4-1, 4-2 then add 4-3). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1 and 4. Applique an image of your mother (2 1/2" x 3") for 5. Embroider "Mother" and add the Mother finding, too.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

Hug your mother if you still can!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Best Wishes Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue

Best Wishes!

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's F114 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Download the PDF file. Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place. When printing, use the "Actual Size" in your printer's settings for an 8" finished block.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of the wrong wide of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line. Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line.

Stitch two pieces of fabric together (2-1, 2-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 2. Stitch three pieces of fabric together (4-1, 4-2, 4-3 and 5-1, 5-2, 5-3). Treat as one piece of fabric for 4 and 5.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

Best Wishes from Vintage Vogue!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

A Joyful Easter from Vintage Vogue!


Wishing you A Joyful Easter from Vintage Vogue!

Janet and Stephen Stauffacher