Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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. 

123 comments:

Cindy Dahlgren said...

So far ,I've loved every quilt I've seen on this tour, and I've seen them all! CDahlgren at live dot com

DebrafromMD said...

I love the fabrics in vintage quilts.

Gill said...

This looks a great book !
I've never found a vintage quilt - y first quilt is 20 years old, does that count??

Anne said...

Vintage quilts make me feel nostalgic for days gone past. A vintage quilt is like a hug from my grandmother!

Heidi at House on Raspberry Hill said...

I love that vintage quilts usually have a good story to go with them!

Havplenty said...

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.

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Crickets Corner said...

I love being able to see the amazing handwork that went into them. Tiny quilting stitches and wonderful complicated patterns that I know took hours of work.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Wow, the quilting on "vintage vibe" is exquisite! I don't know much about vintage quilts but my favorite quilts are traditional patterns redone in more modern fabric.

Rachel @ Quiltineering said...

How beautiful! I love how many vintage quilts tell a story about the time in which they were made. Its a fun look into the past!

Rachel@Quiltineering.com

Lisa said...

What's not to love about this book! The quilts are all stunning! Hope I win!

Billy'sgirl said...

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!

Amber Johnson said...

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!

Amber

Lisa Marie said...

I like vintage patterns but I like to make them with modern fabrics.

Elizabeth said...

I really like the black and white quilt.

Debbie K said...

I love the simplicity of vintage quilts! They remind me of my grandmother.

Anonymous said...

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

Linda said...

Ah! neat scrappy quilts>love these! Thanks for sharing!

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Caro said...

I love the "clean" look of the quilts!

Andrea York said...

Vintage quilts remind me of days gone by-when people made beautiful things with scraps of old clothes!

delaineelliott said...

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

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Cynthia Woodham said...

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.

Candace said...

Love the scrappiness of vintage quilts.

Kathy said...

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.

Jenny B said...

I love how quilting connects me to my family's past. All of the quilters who came before me...

terri mc said...

I love flowery fabrics and vintage quilts usually have lots of flowery fabrics.
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Sherrill said...

I just love the way they used what they had and made do!! Love the book!

Krysta said...

I love the flower quilt. It would make an adorable baby pattern.

Carol Sc said...

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.

Carol said...

Nice! My favorite is the 2 color Aqua and White inspired by the chair.

Lynne Tilley said...

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.

Joyce Carter said...

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.

BeachQuilter said...

I love the fabrics and the love that went into the quilt. I always wonder about the story behind the quilts.

Cindy Grimm said...

Vintage quilts remind me of my grandmother. And the love and sacrifice that she put into each one.

Allison C said...

They remind me of my grandmother's house and those were good memories.

Cherise Towrr said...

I love all the fabrics in vintage quilts! The designs are so beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

Laura B said...

I love the familiar shapes.

Karen Thurn said...

I love the colors and shapes of vintage quilts. kthurn@bektel.com

Mary Howland said...

They have very, well defined blocks.

Beth said...

The vintage quilts I own were made by my grandmother. More than anything else, that is what I love about them.

Susan Smith said...

I'm loving all of these quilts! I love traditional quilts like my grandmother made and these remind me of those.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I can be quite traditional and I love the blocks used in vintage quilts. The patterns and fabrics are so pretty!

Anna said...

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.

lag123 said...

I love reminders of the past.

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Patricia said...

Would love to have the book. Vintage reminds me of my Aunt and Mothers quuilts.

Patricia C

Jill said...

I love vintage quilts because of the women that made them.

Cindy Pilkington said...

Vintage quilts make me think of my grandmother and her talent of hand piecing and quilting beautiful designs with very limited resources!

maudie said...

I love the hidden stories that are behind vintage quilts

mlisshouston said...

Havent seen a quilt on Vintage Vibe that I haven't liked : )
Book is the same : )

Linda said...

Vintage quilts look "happy!"
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Sally Hurst said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.
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Kim Fernald said...

I love the fabrics (most of them!) and I love how they look worn.

lalaluu said...

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?

Vicki H said...

I love that the two vintage quilts I have were made my grandma and my husbands great grandma.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Vintage quilts are so comforting!

Johanna said...

I love the classic blocks and looks of vintage. Also, it is nice to have a connection with the past.

Ann said...

I love vintage quilts and the quilting that was done on the two color quilt is beautiful!

Pam Walton said...

I can't pick a favorite, I just love them all.
Pam from Canada

Trudy Keller said...

I like classic blocks made with modern fabric.

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I think I love the vintage designs because that is what I grew up with.

Nancy said...

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!

LZ said...

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.

Lynn said...

I like looking back at history, also the present and on to the future in all things quilts!

cjmont said...

these quilts are gorgeous, i love the soft colors.

Anita Gambrell said...

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!

Alexis Borsboom said...

I love the soft colors. They're so cheery!

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Stacy said...

Looks like a fabulous book! I love vintage quilts for the feeling of comfort they give you even just by looking at them!

Nancy said...

I love the comfortness they represent, and homeiness

Anonymous said...

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

Vanessa said...

Vintage quilts make me feel nostalgic for days gone past.
Its a fun look into the past!

Mary Deckert said...

Love vintage quilts. Just found a flower garden top at an antique shop ~ love the work someone put into it!

GranChris said...

I love the fabrics and the blocks. Looks like a great book.

Stacy Lindblom said...

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!

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

I love the tradition passed along generation after generation.

Mary said...

I'm always reminded of the labor of love behind a vintage quilt. Both practical and beautiful.

Conniebee said...

I absolutely love the blue and green star. Taking a traditional pattern and jazzing it up with great fabric. Awesome.

KatieQ said...

I like the fabrics and color combinations.

Donna W said...

I love the traditional look, but with new fabric combinations. Love the book.

Kimberly said...

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.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love the fabrics, handwork and the feel of a simplier time.

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

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Cori said...

Love the craftsmanship of vintage quilts

valentinegirl said...

love the two tone quilt and the dresdens done on the diagonal. Both are so cute!

crazy quilter said...

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

Veronika said...

I am so in love with that vintage plus quilt!! I love the stories that vintage quilts tell :)

Karen said...

I love the soft faded colors you can find in vintage quilts.

Jennifer said...

I love the history that goes along with vintage quilts

Cindy Mizer said...

I love the warmth of vintage quilts

Karen said...

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

Leigh said...

I just love the fresh look of some classics and the colors of the fabrics!

Corvair Girl said...

Memories and History behind them.

OhioLori said...

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...

Caroline said...

Oh, I LOVE that aqua quilt! I can't wait to get my own copy and get to work on some adorable quilts!! :D

Barbara Beyun said...

I love the color combinations used in vintage quilts. They showcase the time period in which they were made and provide inspiration for today.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love vintage quilts for their interesting color combinations, classic patterns and the occasional "I wonder why she did that" moment.

Cecilia said...

I love the look of vintage quilts.

Beth said...

I love the scrappiness of the vintage quilts in our family - you could tell they were made of whatever was around!

Debbie said...

I love the sense of home-iness and history from vintage quilts. Thanks

Corrie Tollett said...

I love the history of the quilts and the effort that went to making it. I love the blue star one.

Farm Quilter said...

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!

Lisa E said...

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.

Joan and Kevin said...

The book looks awesome!
Thanks!

Renae Koehn said...

I love the fabric in vintage quilts! They used what they had and sometimes it made for interesting combinations!

Amy Kho said...

I love the traditional blocks in vintage quilts, and the way color pops in unexpected ways.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I love that big star quilt!! thanks for the chance to win the book:)

Lynne said...

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.

Marie Chat said...

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!

Madeline said...

Vintage quilts make me feel connected to those who came before...

Audrey said...

Vintage quilts remind me that we are not new at this passion called quilting. Women have been doing it for generations.

Deb said...

I love the feeling of yesteryear when days were calmer and there was plenty of time for quilting.

Anonymous said...

I love the haphazard look of vintage scrappy quilts - definitely no coordinated fabric lines! And I love the modern feel to the quilts in Vintage Vibe.
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Crafty Coffin said...

I love the scrappiness - we have some quilts made by my husband's great-grandmother and I love examining them to see if any of the fabric is repeated.

Kate W said...

Love vintage fabrics and the worn love that shows on vintage quilts!

Jo said...

I love the fabrics and haphazardness of the quilts.

Anita said...

I love the fabrics in vintage quilts and the hand stitching.

Mary McIntyre said...

I am a fool for Dresden plates. That's my favorite vintage block.

Country Girl said...

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.

Debbie P said...

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 :)

Melanie said...

I love the simple colors of vintage quilts. Love the mint quilt in this book!

Jennifer Culver said...

I love to see the use of color in vintage quilts. I would love this book.

Anonymous said...

I love the resourcefulness of using only what you had and creating something beautiful. veeveebug@aol.com

katgreen said...

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!

Anonymous said...

There's so much family history in vintage quilts. Love and skills passed down from your mom, sister , auntie or grandmoms.
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Carmen N said...

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!