Dutch Tulip Quilt Pattern from the 1930’s

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

It seems like I’ve been on a flower theme the last few weeks. Maybe because it’s almost Spring and I’m starting to see pretty blooms here and there in my town. Besides vintage patterns, I love gardening, and have been planning my flower beds for this year. I don’t dare go in a nursery until I have an idea of what I’m going to plant or the sky’s the limit once I get in there!

 

Today I’m sharing a pretty Dutch Tulip quilt pattern from 1931. Designed by Eveline Foland and published in the Kansas City Star Newspaper.

Dutch Tulip Newspaper Quilt Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

It is an applique quilt block using red, green and gold. Part of the instructions were cut off when it was added to a scrap book so I will try to repeat them here and fill in the blanks.

The glorious season of tulips that has just passed in Kansas City should suggest any number of lovely color combinations for this conventionalized applique design.  The pattern may be developed i many different colors and the narrow circle can either be appliqued or embroidered in a simple “chain” or “stem” stitch, using a rather heavy green thread. Cut a plain white block nine inches square for the background. Allow for narrow seams.

I’ve shared several other Kansas City Star Newspaper quilt patterns through the years. Check the Related Posts below or do a search for quilt patterns in the search box at the top of this blog.

Dutch Tulip Quilt Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

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Enjoy!

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1930s Magnolia Bud Kansas City Star Quilt Pattern

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One thing I love about living in the South in America is the beautiful Magnolia trees. Their big, glossy green leaves and the wonderful large, white and pink flowers when they’re full and open are something to behold.

Magnolia Bud - Vintage Crafts and More

Today’s freebie is a Magnolia Bud quilt pattern from the 1930’s. The designer is Eveline Foland who created many quilt patterns for the Kansas City Star Newspaper.

 

Magnolia Bud Eveline Foland Quilt Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

 

There are many variations of the Magnolia Bud, but Eveline calls this one a conventional version. She suggests using rose and pink on a light background. The blocks are set diagonally and may be alternated with a plain block in the quilt.

Remember to allow for seams when cutting out your templates for this pattern. Normally a quarter inch.

To use the pattern, simply click on it to open in another window, then save or print.

If you’re interested in 1930’s era quilts, Martingale’s Stitch This! website has an article on 1930’s Quilts for Today’s Quilters which has examples of several different quilt patterns used during that time period.

You might also like to take a look at this book available on Amazon: The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks That Honor Them, which not only includes 1930’s quilt blocks but letters from Farm Women during that time.

Enjoy!

 

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Summertime June Butterfly Quilt Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

It never ceases to amaze me what I find when I turn to my 1930’s quilt scrapbook. Today I’m celebrating Summertime with a pretty 1931 June Butterfly quilt pattern by Eveline Foland.

Vintage Crafts and More - June Butterfly Sample Quilt Block

The paragraphs included with the quilt pattern pieces say it all:

“A butterfly has lighted on the quilters’ block! If pretty figured prints in gay colors are used for the four pieces marked “dark”, and all different colored plain fabrics for the butterfly, which is appliqued on each block after it is pieced, this will make a particularly pretty piece of quilting.

This combination of patchwork and applique is the kind of block that will appeal to the woman who is looking for something different.

Allow very narrow seams, especially on the butterfly, and cut plain blocks seven and a half inches square, which is the size of the block, to go between. This will make a pretty pillow top, too, if more plain material is added outside the block. “

Kansas City Star June Butterfly Quilt Pattern PDF

The pattern is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

 

Vintage Crafts and More - Kansas City Star June Butterfly Quilt Pattern

If you have any quilting you’ve done that you’d like to share, please be sure to visit the VTNS Fanpage, we’d love to see your work.

Enjoy!

Summer is Sailing Away – Sail Boat Quilt Block

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

This is the last week of August. Summer is sailing away and along that same line we are sharing a 1930 quilt pattern called the Sail Boat Block from McKim Studios. Ruby McKim was a talented quilt designer during this era and her designs are still sought after by quilters today.

Vintage Crafts and More - Sail Boat Quilt Block PatternRather than a more intricate patterned block, this one is simple and can be easily pieced together. This would be a sweet quilt for a little boy or a covering for a beautiful brass bed at a cabin by the lake.

This design uses all triangles. Making triangles can be intimidating to math challenged people such as myself, but I’ve found a couple places on the internet that will help you out with these quilt pieces.

From the website Patchwork-and-Quilting.com there are two articles I found helpful in making half-square triangles:

How To Make Grid Pieced Half Square Triangle Units

Calculating the Cutting Size of Quick Pieced Half Square Triangles

If you find it easier to watch someone do this rather than read how to do it, here’s a short video explaining How to Make Half Square Triangles that shows you how to create and sew a basic half-square triangle unit. There’s a short sponsored ad at the beginning.

We’ve shared other Kansas City Star quilt patterns before on this blog, you can find them here or click on the “Quilting” category on the right hand side.

If you have any quilting you’ve done that you’d like to share, please be sure to hop on over to our VTNS Fanpage, we’d love to see your work.

Here is your free Sail Boat Quilt Pattern made with triangles:

Sail Boat Quilt Block Pattern

The pattern is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

Enjoy!

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Kansas City Star Friday the 13th Quilt Pattern

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Welcome to our VTNS Fan Freebie Friday the 13th!

According to folklorists, there is no written evidence for a “Friday the 13th” superstition before the 19th century.  Many theories have been proposed about the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition.

One theory says it puts together two older superstitions: that thirteen is an unlucky number and that Friday is an unlucky day.  I have to admit, I don’t like using the number 13, but Friday the 13th has never been a problem for me. Really just another day.

Are you one of the 10 percent of modern day Americans that believe Friday the 13th is an unlucky day? Many of us just joke about it or maybe we’re a little more cautious than usual. There are three in 2012, one was in January, there’s today – April 13th and one more in July.  It can be a good excuse to celebrate in a fun way and some companies even use it as a sale day.

We want to make sure you have a lucky Friday the 13th so we’re sharing an interesting quilt pattern from the Kansas City Star Newspaper in 1935 appropriately called “Friday the 13th.”

Green County Barn Quilts Friday the 13th Barn Photo
I’ve found several variations of this quilt block that are all pretty similar.  I even came across this Friday the 13th Barn Quilt on the Green County Wisconsin Barn Quilts website.  Most of the blocks had the same 4-square on point in the middle and the same outside 4-corners but where I saw a difference is in the border between the two.

The quilt pattern from the Kansas City Star Newspaper starts out saying, “Don’t Let Your Superstitions Frighten You Away” and claiming in the paragraph below that although Friday the 13th is thought of as an unlucky day, by using the motif for this quilt it may “be one way to ward off the evil spirits.” Then goes on to tell us “when finished it is a colorful and extremely attractive” quilt.

Kansas City Star Newspaper Friday 13th Quilt Pattern Picture

I have to agree that this quilt block could be very colorful and attractive when you combine different fabrics in prints and solid colors. It goes together like a puzzle and would be very easy to manipulate into a pretty pattern through out your quilt.

With this pattern you have to allow for seams, the template pieces do not include the 1/4 inch seam allowance. There isn’t a measurement for the finished block, but based on the size of the templates I’d guess it’s around 11 to 12 inches.

We’ve shared other Kansas City Star Quilt Patterns before and you can find them here.

Enjoy this quilt block and have a lucky Friday the 13th!

Kansas City Star Friday the 13th Quilt Pattern PDF

The pattern is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link below and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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