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January 17, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Rhinestone Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Okay quilty peeps...
today I'm going to share 
a cute little block 
from my grandma's pattern basket
 that I have named
 RHINESTONE

It's the next block in our 


I think these blocks look like
 colorful vintage rhinestone pins...
the kind that I told you about
 in my last post 
that grandma used to wear and
 were so popular back then:)


This is grandma's recipe box that I have now.



She had lots of recipes that she 
clipped from the paper...
and inside are a few 
poems and notes as well.



This one is ...

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January 12, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Little Farmhouse Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet



Welcome to another episode of the

I have another vintage block 
from my grandma's basket
 to share with you today:)

I call it "Little Farmhouse" 
after my grandma's house of course!


I made the window in yellow because
 grandma always kept the 
front light on for us:)


Here's the photo of her 
little farmhouse that I 
showed you in the last post.




There are a lot of colors to choose from in my Farm Girl Vintage fabric collection...

And I chose these colors because 
they were 2 of her favorites.


Grandma had a turquoise ...

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January 6, 2019
Vintage Block Along Block Three - Around the Corner! from Bee In My Bonnet


Today I'm going to show you 
how to make the third block in my 
Vintage Block Along


If you are just tuning in...
the short explanation of 
this tutorial series is:
1.My grandma was a quilter and made
 many many quilts in her lifetime.

2. She gave me her basket 
of patterns that she used 
to make her quilts.
I'm sure some of those patterns
 came from her mother (Martha) 
and sisters as well.

3. I am taking several of those 
vintage block patterns and drafting 
them so that they can be rotary cut 
and sewn by ...

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January 5, 2019
Vintage Block Along Block Two - Pattern Basket Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Pattern Basket Block
finished size
15" x 15"
Well here we are again 
because I have another vintage block
 from my grandma's pattern stash 
that I want to share with you.

I have big plans to do several vintage block tutorials for you...
in several different sizes and then
 put them all together in a quilt!


I would love for you to come along 
on this vintage sewing journey with me!

I'm so grateful that my grandma's
 (both of them) 
shared so many patterns with me.

 I have often shared some of them 
here on my blog ...

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Vintage Block Along Block One - Grandma's Star Quilt Block Tutorial...with Farm Girl Vintage Fabric!! from Bee In My Bonnet



Today I'm going to show you 
how to make this vintage quilt block 
that I am calling 
"Grandma's Star"
But first...
stick with me while I tell you
 a little about this block 
and why it's so near and dear
 to my quilty heart!!


The pattern for this block
 was in the November 1950 
edition of 
The Workbasket Magazine 
and several years ago my 
grandma gave me her copy.

You know that I grew up in a 
quilting family and spent many hours
 first "under the quilt frames" 
and then joining my mom...
my grandma and her ...

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