TBT – Weather Vane

Happy Thursday!

Fantastic news…I’ve completed the last block for Traditional Block Thursday strip stick ironing warmerby Penny Rose Fabrics! The Weather Vane is such a beautiful block and I really enjoyed following this last tutorial. I can imagine beautiful designs with solids or scrappy fussy cuts for an entire quilt made with weather vane blocks. Piecing was a breeze and found that flying geese is probably my most favorite method. Half square triangles…not so much, (haha) but I’ve mastered the skill in creating and trimming them to size. For this block, I used a sweet blue print with school children playing and paired it with a fun red floral print. For the neutral, I went outside of the reproduction prints and used Moda Grunge Winter White.

Weathervane Blockweathervane_detail

The Quilt Construction is also available on the blog! With all of my holiday sewing I probably won’t get to putting this quilt together until after Christmas. I also need to visit the fabric shop and buy reproduction fabric for my borders, backing, and binding. That should make for a fun fabric shopping trip!

I really learned a lot with this quilt along and feel I have improved my skill set and technique. Many of the piecing methods were completely new to me as I’ve only been sewing for 2 years. Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. Before, I thought that I would re-do some of the blocks I was unhappy with, but instead I will proudly show them in my quilt so I can see the progress I made 🙂

Stay tuned and thanks again for following along!

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8 thoughts on “TBT – Weather Vane

  1. Exciting to see this come to the end can’t wait to see all blocks put together. And good idea to use all blocks, even the not-so-good ones to see your progress as you learned. Happy quilting!

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    • Yay, very exciting! Thank you! Not sure if I should put them in order of making them or mix the light and dark blocks evenly. I started with such light colors in the beginning.

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  2. Love your TBT blocks and fabric. I can actually remember seeing fabric of that vintage. The school children remind me of the “Dick and Jane” characters in the books I used to learn to read.

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    • Thank you Glenda! Reproduction prints are so beautiful and yes, this one is very “Dick and Jane”! Glad these brought you smiles 🙂

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    • Hurray! My first sampler quilt! It’s exactly what I was looking for to use reproduction fabric. Next I’ll have to make a civil war sampler and get my hands on those reproduction prints!

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