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Vintage Vibe Blog Tour

Happy Tuesday quilty friends! We’re so excited to be a part of the Vintage Vibe Blog Tour with Amber Johnson of A Little Bit Biased. Vintage Vibe has 14 original quilt projects that marry modern, fresh designs with vintage undertones. 

For this blog tour, we had the opportunity to select one of the many beautiful quilts in this book to talk about and we fell in love with the quilt (coincidentally) named “Vintage Vibe.” Vintage Vibe was inspired by a Tiffany blue metal chair with square cut outs that Amber spotted in one of her catalogs and she knew that it would make a great quilt design. Amber has always loved the vintage feel of quilts that use just two solid colors. The simplicity and modern take on this design is what makes this quilt such a beauty. Who says solids can’t be exciting? 

Here’s a sneak peek at other projects from the book. 

Images courtesy of Martingale, photography by: Brent Kane

Amber was sweet enough to give away an e-copy of Vintage Vibe to one lucky winner! To enter this giveaway, let us know what you love about vintage quilts in the comments section. The winner will be announced on November 25th, 2014 and contacted via email. 
And the winner is… Jill
Don’t forget to follow along on the Vintage Vibe Blog tour, here is the schedule:

November 6th, 2014 – Amber of A Little Bit Biased
November 11th, 2014 – April of Prairie Grass Patterns
November 13th, 2014 – Jessie of Messy Jesse
November 18th, 2014 – Fat Quarter Shop (Hey, that’s us!)
November 20th, 2014 – Corey of Little Miss Shabby
November 25th, 2014 – Sherri of A Quilting Life
December 2nd, 2014 – Jodi of Pleasant Home
December 4th, 2014 – Melissa of Happy Quilting
December 9th, 2014 – Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
December 11th, 2014 – Heather of Quilt Story
December 16th, 2014 – Andy of A Bright Corner
December 18th, 2014 – Amy of Diary of A Quilter
December 23rd, 2014 – Melissa of Polka Dot Chair
December 30th, 2014 – Lori of Bee in My Bonnet

Thank you so much for joining us for some Jolly Jabber fun and be sure to pick up your own copy of Vintage Vibe to start your exploration of vintage inspired quilts. 


  1. Vintage quilts show the creativity of the makers and how they used whatever fabrics were available to creative lasting quilts. Lots of hand quilting also.


  2. I love ALL of the quilts pictured. I'm all for modern quilting, but vintage quilts remind me of days gone by, when quilting was becoming an art form in addition to a necessity. Can't wait to see the entire book!

  3. Thanks for the Vintage Vibe love! I'm so glad you guys are part of the tour! I love the Fat Quarter Shop!!

    You picked one of my favorite projects in the book to feature 🙂 Thank you!


  4. I love the true scrappy vintage quilts- to realize how much was done with so little is really inspiring! This book is going on my Christmas wish list! Thanks for the chance to win- Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

  5. I love vintage quilts for their contrast in color, and I love vintage quilts made with bright colors. Thanks!

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  6. For me it is the fabrics I love. It is as simple as that but then again I love all fabric even before I started quilting I loved it but didn't understand why as I wasn't sewer. Now I understand.

  7. Vintage quilts remind me of one of the reasons I became a quilter! I grew up sleeping under scrap quilts made by my grandmother from old clothing, etc. How I wish I still had those! Now I want to leave quilts for MY grandchildren to snuggle under.

  8. I love flowery fabrics and vintage quilts usually have lots of flowery fabrics.
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  9. I think part of what appeals to me with vintage quilts is the "make do" with what you have feel. They also take me back to a simpler time, when we didn't walk around with electronic gizmos in our hands.

  10. The history and personal aspect of vintage quilts is what I love the most. I have two quilts from my own grandmother, and they are worn and falling apart, but I wouldn't part with them for the world! I hope the quilts I'm making now get passed down and are used and loved as well.

  11. I really love anything that is vintage. I love the fabrics, laces, trims, etc. So I am naturally drawn to the quilts. They remind me of days gone by when things were much simpler. Thank you for the giveaway.

  12. Vintage quilts and patterns have "stood the test of time" and are still lovely to see, feel, and use. I figure the quilts I make based on these time tested quilts will also make my quilts loved for years to come.

  13. I love the look af both antique and vintage looks but with a modern feel to them. To me vintage lens a charm to the quilt and modern gives it some pizazz.

  14. I love the fact that they were made by my grandmothers' and great-grandmother's hands! The soft used feel of them is special. The gray quilt with bright petals in the book is especially attractive.

  15. Vintage quilts in your family are glimpses into the past because they usually contain well-worn and loved clothing. Vintage quilts that you find are a mystery to be pondered – was that a man's shirt? a woman's skirt? what inspired the design?

  16. I absolutly love the vintage blocks, and can't live without bright colors, sorry no civil war colors for me! The quilts on this blog hop are incredible. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Do love the FQS Too!

  17. I love vintage quilts because they appear soft and loved and remind me of happy times spent with grandmas and celebrations. Vintage quilt patterns link the past with the present and represent comfort to me.

  18. I simply adore the look of vintage quilts. I am into reenacting at Civil War Camping in old canvas tents . These quilts are nice and warm at night so very functional for us. Living history making one, using it in the after!

  19. Vintage quilts remind me of the times when women worked so hard for their families and still found time make beauty from leftovers! I think I was born a century too late! I love making traditional blocks for sampler quilts so I know I would love this book! Thanks for the chance to win it. Helen

  20. I have a vintage quilt that my sister-in-laws grandmother made and I've kept it for two reasons. The history of the quilt and also all of the hand stitching that went into it. So amazing!

  21. Seeing vintage quilts like Double Wedding Ring, Grandmother's Flower Garden and Drunkard's Path when I was a child inspired my love of quilts and the desire to make my own.

  22. Vintage is the way I think of Quilts, since many of my first encounters with Quilts were made my by Great Aunt , she was a seamstress by trade and an excellent sewest… Would love to win this book! please pick me

  23. I love how the makers of vintage quilts so often made do. The collections of fabrics seem always to work with one another.

  24. I think vintage things are Treasures, with a Story, and Heart Memories. I loooove Vintage things…real or reproduction fabrics. & LOVE going to the Thrift Stores, Yard Sales etc to fing special treasures too…

  25. I love the way vintage quilts often have surprising colors in them when the quilter ran out of the first color they started out using – so unexpected and fun!

  26. I've never owned a vintage quilt but I've seen them in antique shops. They are usually done by hand, and I love seeing the handwork and imagining the work that someone put into it.

  27. I love the scrappy fabric in vintage quilts. I have great memories of sleeping under quilts made from scraps of worn out clothing my grandmother made.

  28. Vintage Vibes looks to be to me a transition between tradition patterns and modern. So for me these designs and colors are more to my liking (love the gray quilt with flowers going down the green stem). Thanks!

  29. I love the simplicity of the patterns and the solid colors. They are so beautiful and and really catch your eye. It is like looking outside and seeing the colors so pure and gorgeous.

  30. I love vintage quilts because they are true works of art no matter what the pattern. It is so nice to see a designer embrace the heritage of quiltmaking and bring many vintage patterns forward with a modern twist to be appreciated by our current generations. Vintage Vibes will definitely be on my wish list 🙂

  31. I love vintage quilts because they were meant to be USED! Of course they were beautiful but it was necessary for warmth in the winter. And those gals were resourceful. I have a few quilts that are quilts on quilts. The original was so tattered they covered it with a new top. Waste not want not!

  32. Give me vintage over modern anyday! I have a vintage quilt at home, one that isn't in the greatest condition that I "inherited" from somewhere, but funny thing is – no on in the family recognizes it!