Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts – Part Two

Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts - Part Two on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts – Part Two

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Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts - Part Two on Sewing With Nancy ZiemanOn this week’s episode of Sewing With Nancy, we continue a look back in time to admire the work of quiltmaking pioneers who certainly didn’t have the conveniences that we have today. Yet, their skills were amazing and serve as an inspiration to us. Julie Hendricksen, author and quilt collector, is back to show us quilts from her antique collection plus give hints on how we can preserve quilt history for ourselves. Take a look at Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts (Part One). Watch today’s second part in the series online.

The Patchwork Inspired Patterns by Antique Quilts book and DVD are available from Nancy’s Notions.

Triangles in a Row

The first quilt featured in Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts (Part Two) is the Triangles in a Row Quilt. Early quilt maker’s skills were amazing and a testimony to their ingenuity. The Triangles in a Row is a great example. Would you ever think that a quilt made entirely of 1/2″ square triangles could create so much visual interest? Julie purchased this quilt simply because of the sheer numbers of fabrics it contains. It’s an excellent study in color and fabric combinations.

Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts - Part Two on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Reproduction Windmills

Reproduction Windmills is an antique quilt that is heavily damaged and not really usable. However, the block is quite interesting and totally worthy of preserving for future generations of quiltmakers. Notice the fascinating pattern with colored squares alternating with windmill blades. Join Julie and Nancy Zieman for Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts (Part Two) as they take a look at how to reproduce this design.

Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts - Part Two on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Sewing Baskets

Sewing Basket blocks, where the feet are as large as the basket itself, look rather like an anvil. Pieced entirely in solids with embroidered handles, this antique quilt is hard to date since there aren’t any prints to help discern its age. Based on the hand-quilting designs used, a certified quilt appraiser felt it was from the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts - Part Two on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Fast-forward a century; the newly made version also uses just two fabrics. A print was incorporated to give it an authentic late-nineteenth-century look. Regardless of the era, the basket block quilt block is a time-honored design, worthy to be re-created. Watch along online as Nancy and Julie demonstrate how to re-create the Sewing Baskets block.

Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts - Part Two on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Watch Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts (Part one and Part Two) on The Best of Sewing With Nancy online.

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40 Comments

  • Ennis A Weeks
    May 14, 2019

    I love the Triangles in a Row. So much work!! And enjoyable!! Such an accomplishment!!

  • Susan
    May 14, 2019

    Reproduction Windmills pattern is so charming. Can almost feel the wind powering the windmills.

  • Marylou
    May 14, 2019

    I am definitely a traditional quilter so love most patterns-love the windmill pattern.

  • Marty Askins
    May 14, 2019

    I love the Reproduction Windmills. It’s like the winds in Oklahoma.

  • Brigette Callear
    May 14, 2019

    I do not have a favorite antique pattern. I LOVE all antique quilts and enjoy thinking about what the reason was behind the making of a quilt, what was going on in the makers life, where the fabric originated from, etc. Antique quilts have SO MUCH HISTORY! Following their patterns to make creations of our own is such a gift – one that they probably had no idea they were leaving to us!

  • Rosalind Gutierrez
    May 14, 2019

    I am a 9-Patch fan so putting them on point is an eye-catching way to create an interesting quilt and an opportunity to use up scraps.

  • Ann West
    May 14, 2019

    Picking a favorite quilt is very difficult because I love them all. Each one has its own personality. Making each one of them would be a true delight.

  • Rosie
    May 14, 2019

    I enjoy the look of the triangles in a row, but I think my favorite is the reproduction windmills. It has a lovely flow, almost as if the wind was blowing them.

  • Peggy Bibb
    May 14, 2019

    I really like reproduction windmills. Love the old fashioned look of it.

  • Julie Kill
    May 14, 2019

    I love the triangles in a row! My favorite antique quilt, though, is one from an ancestor, I have no idea who made it or when it was made. It’s red and white and is the “hearts and gizzards” pattern. I cherish it!! and will be passing it on to my daughter. THANK YOU for giving all of us the opportunity to make our own ” antique heritage” quilt!

  • Yolanda
    May 14, 2019

    I like the antique fan pattern. My great aunt made this pattern in the early 1900s & I now have that quilt.

  • Dixie
    May 14, 2019

    I love the reproduction windmills pattern. Would be so much fun to make.

  • Margaret Scott
    May 14, 2019

    I really like both the windmill quilt & triangles in a row. I would probably make triangles in a row.

  • Kay
    May 14, 2019

    Triangles in a Row inspires me! That looks like a fantastic project to use many of my scraps.

  • Sharon
    May 14, 2019

    snowballs

  • Joyce Schroeder
    May 14, 2019

    While I love almost every old block I see, I think my favorite vintage inspired quilt block has got to be the Churn Dash block. Either that or the Ohio Star. Both are classic, good for beginning piecers, and can easily look as simple or as complex as you would like simply by altering your fabric choices. Then again, I am a real sucker for a good Feathered Star or Mariner’s Compass, too. Like I said, I love them all!

  • Hannah W
    May 14, 2019

    those windmills are beautiful!

  • Judy Jones
    May 14, 2019

    My favorite vintage pattern is the churn dash block.

  • Bonnye
    May 14, 2019

    I am definitely a lover of log cabin blocks. I do own a lovely vintage baby block quilt that I also love.

  • DebbieW
    May 14, 2019

    The bow tie.

  • Nancy
    May 14, 2019

    I love trip around the world quilts. My mother used to make them all the time with leftover fabric from clothes she sewed.

  • Cindy Berry
    May 14, 2019

    I love the churn dash block – so dashing and yet so easy to make.

  • Linda H
    May 14, 2019

    Love the Reproduction Windmills. That is my favorite.

  • Teri
    May 14, 2019

    My favorite vintage quilt pattern is grandmother’s flower garden. Would love to make one.

  • Lori
    May 14, 2019

    Its hard to choose just one! 9 patch is the easiest one for me, a beginner quilter. I will use the book for inspiration to complete my grandmothers 50+ year old quilt

  • Pat
    May 14, 2019

    The reproduction windmills shown in this edition of the blog is my favorite. I can just see it made from real or reproduction feed sack fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  • Marie
    May 14, 2019

    The Reproduction Windmills is my favorite. In a vintage setting, they bring back visions of the prairie farm complete with a hard-working windmill nearby. In a modern setting, they reflect the hundreds of windmills capturing energy on the modern wind farms. So cool to connect generations of quilters.

  • Annette
    May 14, 2019

    I love all the variations of the windmill block. In high school in rural New Mexico, I had a photography/FAA teacher that was a farmer/rancher. If you wanted a good grade in his class, you took a photo of a windmill he hadn’t seen before. We documented every windmill in our county. The FHA teacher would collect historically authentic quilt blocks. It was the era of rekindled interest in the Kansas City Star patterns. Being a girl that sewed, I appreciated all the artistic renditions of windmills.

  • Clovis
    May 14, 2019

    Just looking at all those 1/2 square triangles is amazing.

  • Barb K
    May 14, 2019

    I have a few pieces of “Tea Leaf” china and have thought of making something with the Tea Leaf pattern.

  • Kathie Davis
    May 14, 2019

    I love the Ohio Star pattern!

  • Martha O.
    May 14, 2019

    Working on a “windmills” quilt top now!

  • MO LaBranche
    May 14, 2019

    Has anyone ever heard of Antique quilts that are actually duvet covers?

    Thanks, Mo

  • Anita Phelps
    May 14, 2019

    I like the windmill blocks. Reminds me of my grandparents farm in South Dakota when I was a little girl.

  • Leslie Marling
    May 14, 2019

    Antique quilts really are interesting. I have 3 made by my grandmother or her family. I believe 2 of them were made by
    “repurposing” fabric because of the times. This book has many great patterns to keep the tradition of quilting alive for future generations.
    Thanks for offering such a great giveaway.

  • Karen A
    May 14, 2019

    I have an antique churn dash quilt made by my husband’s grandmother.

  • Carolyn T
    May 15, 2019

    The visual simplicity of the Sewing Baskets with their embroidered handles appeals to me.

  • Cecilia
    May 15, 2019

    I like the Sewing basket quilt. Love the traditional quilts and history.

  • Bonnie
    May 15, 2019

    I love love log cabin quilts! Using the same block in different arrangements results in a great variety of interesting quilts.

  • bethd.
    May 16, 2019

    I have used rail fence pattern and love the log cabin patterns.

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