I’m all about vintage style in my kitchen so when I saw Lori Holt’s latest Quilt Sew-A-Long, Let’s Bake, I knew I’d have to make up some of the projects to add to my wall space!
The entire quilt is amazing but I don’t have the time to do it all so I picked a couple of elements to highlight. Here’s a peek at the whole quilt!
I mean seriously – how cute is that? And picking what to make was so hard. I started off with the Stove and Vintage Scale blocks but I’m going to have to make up more I think. Look at that little hand mixer! And the beater!
Before I get ahead of myself though, I want to show off my projects. The Stove block is one of the larger blocks so I turned that into a mini quilt. I love this aqua color – it reminds me of the vintage style appliances that I dream about but can’t afford. ;)
The vintage scale block worked perfectly as a hoop! I love the way the colors coordinate and the pom pom trim really sets it off.
Lori has all the instructions in this post, you’ll just need to pick up the Simple Shapes and pick out your fabrics.
I used a fat quarter bundle I had of A Little Sweetness by Tasha Noel. It has some great pinks, red, aquas and navys and they blended perfectly for the vintage look I wanted. For the background I used Bee Backgrounds with Teal Daisies.
Here’s how to change up the blocks the way I did. You can find Lori’s Instructions for the Scale and Stove blocks in this post.
For the scale, I made it exactly as the instructions except that I put it on a background fabric of 10″ x 10″ so it would fit in an 8″ hoop. Stitch the design as instructed, then add the fabric to the hoop for the embroidery portion. Trim the fabric around the edge of the hoop and sew or glue a button in the center. I clipped the back off of a button with a shank for the center of my scale.
Glue the fabric to the back side and the button in place, then trim with pom pom trim. Everything looks better with pom pom trim.
Lori does some adorable chicken scratch embroidery on her stove block but I wanted mine to look a bit more like the dishtowels I sew. I added a 1″ border of different fabric at the bottom of the dishtowel and then a strip of lace over the seam before sewing it to the stove block.
The embroidery on the towel says “Let’s Bake”! You can download the pattern for that here. I used three strands of green DMC floss and a back stitch to outline and fill in the letters.
To make this more of a mini quilt I added background strips all around the block of 3″. Then I quilted and bound it! The finished Mini Quilt is 19″ x 19″.
I love how they turned out and I had so much fun hanging them along with a few other projects to brighten up the space!
I think the whole display is Sadie approved, but I’m not sure. She seems skeptical.
I’d love to know what you think!