The result is a book with 22 quilt patterns to follow if you choose. But we hope this book will also provide you with all the tools you need to design your own unique, modern quilts using traditional blocks. For example, you could swap out a block used in one of the patterns for a different block from the book, or even one of your own choosing. Or just apply some of the design concepts we talk about to your own designs. I'm really proud of how flexible this book is!
My Stardust quilt is the only pattern in the book (other than the samplers) to use more than one of the 20 blocks. This quilt uses two paper-pieced blocks, Dakota Star and Riviera, to create a striking design all its own. I think it's a great example of how to use secondary patterns in a quilt—I love the way the lines of the blocks intersect to create a larger star.
Stay tuned for more Vintage Quilt Revival quilts. Katie will be posting about hers on Wednesdays and Faith will be posting about her projects on Fridays. The three of us can't wait to show you!