Argyle Star Quilt Pattern

 

Argyle Star pattern on Etsy

 

I took a much-needed break from all kinds of technology last week and used that opportunity to take a break from writing a post as well.   We had no wi-fi or electricity, so we hung out, read books, drank lots of tea, played games and at night we looked at the stars outside while keeping ourselves warm with a log fire.  I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the simple life.  That ties in with what I am going show you today, my vintage-themed quilt blocks.

 

When I picked up four fat quarters of Grandma’s House last year,  the only thing I was sure of was that I wanted to make vintage-style blocks without using the usual vintage quilt patterns.  Then, very recently, while browsing through knitting patterns, the perfect idea came to me.  I made four quilt patterns inspired by the knitting designs and history.  This is the Argyle Star, I don’t think introductions are needed for this design.  I love the little points at the end of the crossed lines.

 

 

Argyle Star Quilt Pattern

 

Argyle Star pattern on Etsy

 

Of course I couldn’t help but play with the colours a little bit.

 

 

Vale Star Quilt Pattern

 

Vale Star pattern on Etsy

 

This is the Vale Star, inspired by the Yorkshire Dales knitting tradition.  I wanted to keep this block very simple to represent a simple life.  Simple, but full of activity because this block also makes me think of roads leading in and out of the center square.

 

 

Vale Star Quilt Pattern

 

Vale Star pattern on Etsy

Here’s my colour-play with the Vale Star.

 

These are so easy to make and there is hardly any aligning of sections.  I am almost done with the other two blocks and can’t wait to show them to you.  I am making a mini with these already-made blocks for my kitlets to snuggle on during cold nights.  I am planning on making a quilt with solids for the bipeds in this house.  These stars are also going to appear on my Halloween quilt.  Versatile, don’t you think?

 

Until next week,
-Soma