Today we’re sharing the latest pattern in our Classic & Vintage series, the Mayflower Quilt! It has an inspiring history that we can’t wait for you to explore as you stitch! Our Classic & Vintage series takes traditional quilt blocks and adds a modern twist.
The FREE Mayflower Block Pattern makes a 7.25” x 7.25” unfinished block, and you can follow along with Kimberly in this video tutorial to see how it’s made. We also used the Oregon Trail Template Set for achieving easy and perfectly cut fabric in our quilt. These templates are included in the Mayflower Quilt Kit. You might think this block has curved seams, but that’s an optical illusion created by the setting! If you’re a confident beginner you can absolutely make this quilt.
The Mayflower Quilt Pattern gives instructions for making Toddler, Lap, Twin, and King-sized quilts. To make your Mayflower Quilt just like ours, we have the Mayflower Quilt Kit (coming soon!) with everything we used and the backing set!
Get the Mayflower Quilt
We are loving the Morning Light Collection by Linzee McCray for Moda Fabrics. As Linzee is a designer with a fondness for quilt history, it seems fitting to use her latest collection in this soon-to-be classic. With diamond-patterned florals and scattered x’s. This collection comes with textured blenders and is perfect for your Mayflower Quilt.
Watch the Mayflower Block Tutorial
If you want to sew with us, we have a FREE video tutorial where Kimberly gives lots of tips to make your block amazingly accurate.
The Story Behind our Mayflower Quilt
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We chose the Mayflower Quilt Block thanks to Quilty Staffer Sarah’s inspiration with a quilt she received from her Great, great grandmother. You can see the hand-stitching detail that Sarah’s great, great-grandmother lovingly stitched into this quilt. The vibrant reds have held over time in this treasured family heirloom.
“My Great, great grandmother made the quilt. They moved to south Texas during the Dust Bowl from Shamrock, Texas.”– Quilty Staffer Sarah
Who is Quilting Along?
- Vicki, My Creative Corner3, (@vickihollowayquilting)
- Kristen, Meadowbrook, (@kkmeadowbrook)
- Shereece, Sew Hooked on Treasures, (@sewhookedonthreasures)
- Melissa, Melissa Shields, (@homeecmel)
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