Quilt block fun: The Vintage Home quiltalong

Finished block

Nothing makes us happier than seeing the quilt blocks you’re all sewing as part of our The Vintage Home block of the month series. We’re over halfway through the series so it’s our turn to blog about our own blocks!

Designer Jo Avery has joined forces with some of our favourite designers to share their blocks in her #tqvintagehomeqal sewalong. Continuing the vintage crockery theme, this month our Deputy Editor Fiona has sewn up her version of Jo’s egg cup block (one of two designs this month for you) from issue 35.

Here’s how she got on…

Fi prepped her units in advance at home and then pieced them together in the Today’s Quilter office in our quilting corner (don’t look too closely at the piles of fabric in the background below!).

“I chose a sweet chickens print fabric I had in my stash, along with a low-volume print for the background,” she says. “The egg cup block is definitely a quick finish win if you want to feel a sense of achievement in a short amount of time. Cut and made it within an hour, happy days!”

With so many beautiful blocks already notched up in the series, Fiona admits she does have a favourite design from the ones we’ve featured so far… “My favourite was block No. 1 – the tea pots!” Jo’s tea pot blocks were featured in issue 29. “Working in an office I drink a lot of tea, but I love to drink tea served from proper tea pots (just like how my gran serves it!”

Fiona sewing

You can find Jo Avery’s tutorial for how to sew this egg cup quilt block in Today’s Quilter issue 35, along with a commemorative mug block design which is the perfect project to sew to celebrate this month’s royal baby or next month’s royal wedding!

And each month Jo is sharing a blog post about her latest quilt blocks, including insider tips for how to sew them, over on her website at blog.mybearpaw.com.

Todays Quilter Egg Cup block