Here's a little more of my French Vintage project, the pattern by ThimbleCreek Quilt Shop.
The last border of blocks has an even darker background fabric than the first two sets of blocks.
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After my last post I got several questions about this project, the most popular question was how do I get such a neat block and would I post a picture of the back of one of my blocks.
As you can see, I press all my seams open. I think it makes the blocks lay flatter and helps me see all the seams to get everything properly aligned before I sew my seam.
Another thing I always do is make my half square triangle units larger then square them up. I think if you start with wonky hsts you end up with a wonky block. I still use the Easy Angler 2, but I just make them about 1/4" larger.
The most important thing about my blocks is my accurate 1/4" seam allowance. I can't take credit for it, my machine has a 1/4" foot that never lets me down. Additionally, my machine feeds the fabric through the machine from the top and the bottom, some machines only feed from the bottom. I think the dual feed machines help the fabric flow through straight, creating a perfect seam.
As to the fabric, the only French General fabric that I'm using is the background fabric for the last round of blocks. It is from the Panier de Fleurs line and the number is 13593.
The background fabric for the center four blocks is from Lily & Will by Bunny Hill Designs, #2807.
The background fabric for the second round of blocks is Puzzle Pieces by Moda,
The majority of my grays came from Lily & Will and Putting on the Ritz, both by Bunny Hill Designs. My reds are an assortment of scraps and bits and pieces, I couldn't begin to guess their lines or numbers.
Thanks so much for all your comments, feedback, and interest in this project. Out of all the projects I've ever blogged about, this has been one of the most popular. I hope to see French Vintage quilts on your blogs soon, and if you don't have a blog, send me a picture, I'll put it on mine!