Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Yankee Notions: Fabrics

Yankee Notion of the tangible kind

Our 2020 pieced block of the month begins here on January 8, 2020.

Every month you'll find a free pattern for a traditional block on the second Wednesday throughout the year. Yankee Notions will include instructions for 18-inch blocks and 12-inch blocks. You might want to consider a two-color sampler.

Like this mid-19th century album.

Red & white?

Late-19th-century sampler

Blue & White?
Orange & Turquoise?

66" x 87"
18" blocks set with 3" sashing
Add a 4" border to make a quilt 74" x 95"

For just the blocks for a Two-Color 12" Block Quilt you'd need 2-1/2 yards each of dark and light. Probably a minimum of 3 yards of each for the 18" Blocks

As the theme is American history, model makers Becky Brown & Denniele Bohannon are using a limited selection of red, white an blue fabrics.

Denniele's solids

Becky's using three prints.

For a Three-Color Quilt of 12" Blocks
You'll need 3 shades:
  • 1/2 Yards
  • 1-1/2 Yards
  • 1-3/4 Yards
You might want to go with a traditional selection of 
reproduction prints. Here are a few collections available now.

Hat Box from Andover

Each month will show a plan for a traditional block in pinks and browns---
sort of a chocolate & cinnamon version.

Yarra Valley from Max & Louise

Twelve blocks of 12". I'd guess you'd need 12 fat quarters.

Mary Koval's Rhapsody in Blue

And then there is Tula Pink's PomPoms:

I started a Facebook group YankeeNotionsBOM so we can post pictures and fabric ideas.
Click here: Ask to join.

Dachshund pincushion
A Yankee notion probably imported from Germany

See more about the historical theme here:


Lori said...

YOu are so creative! I look forward to seeing the progress of this quilt!

Lady Locust said...

Oh what fun!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I'm going to try to keep up, but I may wait for the applique series! I adore the pin cushion. I'm sure Dot does too!

Becky in VA said...

I do love those Rhapsody in Blues. . .I can't remember when I made a quilt with just 2 or 3 fabrics, so decided the Yankee Notions quilt in 12" blocks with patriotic fabrics would be good for the Veteran Quilt Project my group does. Size: 48" x 60". It was fun (easy) working with just 3 fabrics. Looking forward to seeing everyone's blocks and the blog starts on my grandmother and sister's birthday. . .oh, and that guy Elvis! It's really great that Barbara is doing 2 BOM's this year - pieced and applique! Woo hoo! Thanks, Barbara, for all the research and designs you offer!

Barbara Brackman said...

And Becky does the fabulous sewing. It's a great partnership.

Cheryl said...

This looks like another great sew along and a chance to finally make a red and white quilt. Thanks Barbara and Becky for all you do.

Sally said...

Sounds great, off to pull some red/cream/blue 19th Century repros, possibly including a few conversationals!
Love the doxie pin cushion!! Lucky girl!

Barbara said...

I love the red, white & blue! What would the yardage be for each color?

Judy said...

Indigo Gatherings from Primitive Gatherings will be out in January. That’s going to be my choice.