Dazespast Wishes You a Prosperous 2015
My intent was to publish this post last night for the last #vintage pattern update for 2014–Enjoy! But a snowstorm here in Northern NY changed last night’s update.
I would like to thank my customers and followers for a great 2014, there have been peaks and valley’s, but never the less I am thankful for each and everyone.
My health has been the biggest valley–hearing that you have cancer is not an easy thing to hear–but I am thankful for the opportunity to climb out from that valley and continue to climb toward that peak. With the love and support of my family, the strength of my faith and friends I am doing just that.
Let’s continue the tradition of providing you with great content and lots of wonderful free vintage patterns such as this gem titled “Quilts” from 1945. Some of these vintage #quilt templates are rare and timeless, my gift to you.
The American Quilt
Many fundamental designs were known and reproduced by the early settlers. From these basic designs were created many variations, some because the original design was not fully remembered and
Many fundamental designs were known and reproduced by the early settlers. From these basic designs were created many variations, some because the original design was not fully remembered by others because of the desire for a slight change.
#quilting designs are composed of many small parts and the change of just one of these, in shape or size, automatically varied the design itself, such designs were often suggested by poetry, flowers, animals, or by experiences and hardships endured for that time in history.
Sunflower – a pattern of rare beauty, colorful and easy to make, is this favorite of many a quilt-maker. Absolute freedom with the choice of color and print lends the unique touch that characterizes the maker’s own taste.
#patchwork and Quilting
Patchwork and Quilting are two separate art which were combined by the early settlers of this country to make beautiful quilts. Patchwork is very simple, requiring only accuracy in making the units. The sewing of Patchwork consists only of a straight seam.
Storm at Sea Quilt Pattern
In this popular variation of diamonds and squares, the pieces are arranged to form ripples and waves. Two shades of Blue with White suggest the fury of an angry sea.
Basket of Flowers
The basket pattern is another popular quilt pattern with several variations. Here, too, the design is most effective when colorful prints are used for the basket and plain white for the background.
The cross unit is the basic feature of this beautiful but simple-to-make quilt. while it is the choice of the expert, it is easy enough for the beginner.
Hearts & Gizzards or Borrow and Return Quilt Pattern
Identical parts plus the magic of arrangement result in these two distinctive patterns, one a beautiful geometrical design, the other a diagonal effect.
Tumbling #block Quilt
This pattern makes a lovely crib cover, especially when made in pink and blue. The choice of figure print adds considerably to the beauty and charm of this youthful quilt.
Each 17-inch block is made up of 4 units. Patterns are given for Units No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, Unit No. 4 is a circle 3 3/4 inches in diameter.
Double Irish Chain
This variation of the most universally known quilt pattern, Irish Chain, lends itself t the free use of gay colors. The white background accentuates the contrast Single and Triple Irish Chain are other well-known variations.
Applique’ differs from patchwork in that the units are hemmed to another piece of cloth to form a design, instead of being pieced together. although most quilts are made either of patches or ‘, there are some which combine both.
Turkey Track Block
Pioneer mothers, fearing the Wandering Foot suggested wanderlust, rechristened this beautiful quilt pattern “Turkey Track”.
This colorful quilt, lively as a hollyhock border in old-time gardens, was copied in New York City in 1936. Pointed leaves are characteristic of many very old floral patterns.
Adaptation of the Chimney Sweep
This authentic pattern derives its name from central arrangement of brick-shaped blocks in the pattern known to old-time quilt-makers as “Chimney Sweep”.
Here’s to a prosperous new year filled with peace, joy and good health and thank you.
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