Friday, July 19, 2019

Scrappy Vintage Kitchen block 2...



Are you excited about starting a new block in My Scrappy Vintage Kitchen stitch-along?

Block 2 is 'Oven Helpers' for where would we be as bakers without a few oven mitts, and hopefully the very pretty kind. 





As I mentioned when sharing Block 1, this version of Vintage Kitchen is a bit different from the original redwork I shared in 2015 because I've added a lot more detail to the little blocks as well as bringing beautiful colours into play and using more stitch variety.

'Oven Helpers' includes a mix of backstitch, colonial knots, lazy daisy, chain stitch, cross stitch, running stitch and stem stitch.
Now, if you're really hesitant about engaging with that number of different embroidery stitches feel free to backstitch everything. It matter a great deal to me that you ENJOY what you stitch and have a sense of confidence and accomplishment as you take this design and make it your own.

All nine blocks I'll be sharing through the course of this project are bordered into a 'bright hopes' quilt block and when complete we'll bring everything together as a pretty wall quilt.




Did you complete block 1 and frame it inside a Bright Hopes patchwork block?
If you missed the tutorial for this it was here with the block 1 blog post

At the moment I'm in the final stages of hand quilting the blocks and then I can start on the borders.
The quilt top has been hand basted and I keep those large basting stitches in place until all the hand quilting is complete.






I find hand quilting very soothing, do you?

I think having all the stitcheries inside a 'bright hopes' block adds to the vintage feel overall. For a while I'd considered doing nine different patchwork blocks but decided against it as in this project the embroideries are the stars, and the final block settings are only there to enhance them.




Need something more to stitch?

If you're enjoying stitching small designs like My Scrappy Vintage Kitchen that come together as a larger project, you might want to make my Shabby Roses Churn Dash Quilt.



This pattern has twelve little stitcheries which sit inside a simple churn dash block.
Each stitchery is inspirational and can also be used as single designs on other projects.

Here's a few - Inspire, Dream and Peace...









You'll find the pattern (and all the block photos) for my Shabby Roses Churn Dash Quilt  HERE in my Etsy Shop and for the month of July it's on sale!

Speaking of the churn dash block, Rose of Threadbare Creations has been featuring the Churn Dash block on her blog this month and she's also got a lovely tutorial you can follow if you've never made one before.

In fact, Rose is sharing a bit about my churn dash quilt on her blog today and you can read why this particular block means so much to me. She's also featured a few other Australian designers who've created with the churn dash and their projects are really varied and so lovely! 


I have created a lot of churn dash projects in my designs over the years but I think 'Churn in a Dash' was the first time I thought to feature embroidery within the centre square.
This started as a simple 12" square mini quilt but instead of hanging it I have used it around the house as a small table topper. Thinking about it today and realising now we are in our very own home I can actually bang a nail in the wall and hang it at last. 
Happy, happy, joy, joy.




What's you favourite quilt block?

May the Lord bless you and keep you, make His face to shine upon you and bring you peace.
Have a wonderful weekend!

hugs


13 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny,
    Thanks you for another lovely vintage kitchen stitchery block!
    I think I'll go and try to find vintage kitchen fabrics to use as a back ground and make the Churn Dash and Bright Hopes blocks.
    Comfort!
    hugs,
    Joanne

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  2. Thank you so much. Such a great pattern.

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  3. Thank you for block #2. This is going to look great! I love Churn Dash blocks too. Not sure how I plan on finishing these adorable blocks.

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  4. Thank you for another lovely pattern. I was already at Threadbare Creations today and saw your church dash quilt being promoted. My all-time favorite quilt block is the log cabin. It was the first block I made when learning to quilt. I love all the variations one can make with it, based on the colors used and their placement.

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  5. I think the scrappy vintage kitchen blocks are some of the sweetest I've ever seen. I'm really enjoying them. It would be fun to see before & after pictures....the redwork design beside your updated version.

    Thankyou for sharing such beautiful patterns with us. What a great way to spread joy around the world.

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  6. Oh, I like this one, too - thank you so much! Churn Dash is not my absolute favorite, but it's one of the top three. I have not started yet, but I have the thread and fabric ready for everything except for the actual stitchery part. I'm not happy with anything I have here, so I have to go get some nice white muslin, I think. Maybe. I'm giving it a couple more days and then looking at my fabrics again to be sure. I've loved Rose's work for more than a decade, and collected a whole set of patterns from her sometime between 2005 and 2010, because I couldn't resist them. She's such a lovely person. Thanks for the link today.

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  7. Thanks for the share Jenny. It was so wonderful to have your quilt in this weeks post :) It was a real treat for my blog and I loved hearing your story - every time I see a churn dash now I'll think of you :)

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  8. This is the sweetest little quilt. Yes, I find hand quilting very relaxing and soothing.

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  9. So many beautiful stitcheries and patchwork blocks. Your hand quilting is lovely. I don't think I have ever made a churn dash block. I love flying geese maybe because the design was used in quilts to point to the direction of the next safe house on the Underground Railroad but many blocks take my fancy. I guess I just love piecing things together like a puzzle.

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  10. Absolutely precious, thank you dear Jenny! I adore it in color and with the wider patchwork sashing. Gorgeous!!

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  11. I am so excited about this sweet little wall quilt/hanging. I am putting together everything I need and will be carrying around the embroideries as we travel this summer. I have started on #1. I also cut out all the pieces for framing of the blocks. I may start sewing them altogether soon. Thank you so much for doing this.

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  12. Thank you for block 2 Jenny. I have so enjoyed stitching them. Block2 was done while watching The Open golf tournament. I had a little pk of 10inch fabrics which hopefully will provide all I need for the blocks. I can hardly say which block I like best, as I enjoy making so many different ones. Something with a star is always popular with me. Blessings to you and hubby and family. xx

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