Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Vintage 9-Patch Blocks Upcycled

I'm a day late for Shameless Commerce Tuesday.

I was in South Dakota for my uncle's funeral July 2-3.  It was so good to see long lost cousins and my dear Aunt Jan.  But it was a LONG drive with lots of road construction and limited computer access.

You may remember that I purchased 35 vintage 9-patch blocks at the Lincoln Quilters Guild silent auction.  I believe the fabrics are from the 1940s and some of them appear to be feed sack prints (based on design, coloration, and the slightly coarse feel of feed sack fabric).

Here are three hot pads I made using some of those blocks.  I used woven 100% cotton Carolina gingham for the reverse side of each mitt, and self-made binding. You can find the listing here:

I hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July!



  1. What a great way to make use of the remaining quilt blocks you had. And, I love the fabrics you chose for the backing.

    Happy and safe 4th to you and your family, LeAnn!

  2. Sorry to hear about your uncle, but glad you got to spend time with family :)
    Great idea to use those vintage blocks!

  3. I love these, LeAnn. So sorry about your uncle.

  4. I like the colors. How great that you are able to find a new use for the fabric you found.

  5. I love your style. You can tell your sewing is impeccable.

    I really love these hotpads.