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Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936, Pattern #8

A new section of the Summer Garlands Quilt pattern is posted on this blog every Thursday. To find previous patterns in this series, type “Summer Garlands” in the search box on my sidebar. On the last post in the series, I will add links to each of the patterns. UPDATE:  Links to all the patterns…

Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936, Pattern #7

A new section of the Summer Garlands Quilt pattern is posted on this blog every Thursday. To find previous patterns in this series, type “Summer Garlands” in the search box on my sidebar. On the last post in the series, I will add links to each of the patterns. UPDATE:  Links to all the patterns…

Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936, Pattern #6

Oops . . . I forgot to upload the regular Thursday Summer Garlands Quilt series pattern. If I were actually working for a newspaper in the 1930s, I’d probably be in big trouble. To find previous patterns in this series, type “Summer Garlands” in the search box on my sidebar. On the last post in…

Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936 – Pattern #2

Pattern #2 contains the first of 20 bowknots in this design. One thing I really enjoy about Nancy Page patterns is the attention to detail in the instructions and patterns. The Page patterns assume a moderate knowledge of quilting ability (as do most vintage patterns), and there are not many illustrations, but the instructions are…

Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936

Today I have another Nancy Page pattern from the 1930s, but this time it’s an appliquéd quilt. In the article Nancy explained to her Quilt Club pals that the quilt was designed as a summer spread for a twin bed, so her version would not be quilted. The club members thought Summer Garlands was reminiscent…

Priscilla Patchwork Book, 1920

There are some lovely applique patterns in this old booklet, which includes all the templates and quilting designs for each project. The covers on my book are torn and stained, so I have attempted to digitally restore them. The pages were kept at their original dimensions, so enlarging each to its full size should allow…

Laura Wheeler – Sunburst Quilt Pattern #712

This is one of those unusual patterns where the main pattern (the sunburst) appears only when you sew the blocks together. Click a couple of times on the image below to enlarge it to the original size (28″ x 17″). I love this pattern, and I think the construction is interesting, but it’s pretty tricky…

Vintage Sunbonnet Sue Pieced Quilt Pattern

A couple of months ago I saw this adorable quilt, which sold on ebay for $550.  I had never seen this pattern before, and was unable to find it in any of my reference books.  It’s probably a published pattern, but I think it would be pretty cool if the quilter designed this herself.  Although…

Quilt of Birds Pattern — Nancy Page Quilt Club

This pattern was published by Florence LaGanke in the 1930s, and was part of the Nancy Page Quilt Club series.  The instructions call for each bird to be framed by appliqued fabric pieces meant to resemble strips of wood. Thumbnails of the bird patterns are shown below (click to enlarge), and the complete pattern with…

Laura Wheeler Quilt Pattern – Flower of Spring

My friend, Patty (Petalier on Etsy), sent me an enormous box of vintage embroidery transfers, many of which were the large format designs from Laura Wheeler and American Weekly.  I am in the process of scanning the transfers and will be posting them soon. Tucked in among the transfers was this timely and pretty quilt…

Heart Quilting Patterns

Since I’m already thinking about Valentines Day, here are some cute heart patterns from vintage Quilter’s Newsletter magazines. The first pattern is from the February, 1986 issue, and is an adaptation of a design used in the cover quilt.  The pattern is meant to fit a 9 1/2″ to 10 1/2″ block set on the…

Stitch ‘n Patch Quilts

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything on the old blog.  My excuse is that unpicking old tops and blocks, washing and pressing the pieces, and finally drawing and hand cutting 5,500 little triangles for my latest quilt is taking a very long time.  I’m not complaining through — it’s actually a process…