Why We Like It
Let’s start by stating this fact: the Vintage Lace Quilt design is beautiful. Coming to you from Brittany of Lo and Behold Stitchery, her design translation of intricate lace into a quilt is so uniquely gorgeous.
Anyone who loves the simplicity of a 2-color quilt will love this quilt. Wouldn’t it be perfect for a milestone anniversary, a wedding gift, or just beautiful quilt for your bed? The design is so versatile, it would undoubtedly look good in Christmas and patriotic colors, too.
The many variations in sizes and style give you lots of customizing options. Choose among 3 sizes (baby, throw, bed) and 2- or 8-color variations to make traditional or modern versions.
It’s a straight-forward sew: simple shapes and 8-at-a-time half-square triangle piecing make it uncomplicated. Yes, there’s quite a bit of HST trimming, but it’s therapeutic and so worth it for this quilt design.
We love that the fabric requirements are simple for the 72“ throw size quilt top, and our solid bundles and yardage work perfectly:
- 2-color version: 4 yards of background + 2 yards
- 8-color version: 4 yards of background + 12 fat quarters
Tips + Tutorials
Making the Vintage Lace Quilt? Don’t miss these!
- Chain Piecing: Brittany's helpful post on chain piecing
- Half-Square Triangles: Angela's helpful video on how to sew HSTs 8 at a time
- Quilt Along: Brittany's Vintage Lace Quilt Along, an 8-week Sewalong Jan 13 - Mar 3, 2020. Sewfinity is a sponsor!
Inspiration + Ideas
We sure had fun making digital mockups to match-make our fabric to the throw-size quilt pattern. It was hard to stop making color variations! To find out what Kona colors these contain, don't miss our Vintage Lace Quilt Pinterest board.
2-color: Various Colors
Randomizing color combinations of our Kona Cotton by the yard yielded some pretty inspiring quilt renderings. My two favorites are tone-on-tones: Kona Peacock + Kona Aqua and Kona Geranium + Kona Berry.
2 Monochrome 9 Bundles
If you grab two of our Monochrome 9 fat quarter bundles plus some white yardage, here’s what you can get. Pretty, huh? Just choose 12 of the colors, having 5 FQ leftover. Shown are Cyan + Violet, Red + Magenta, Green Cyan + Cyan, and Yellow + Green.
Monochrome + Greyscale Dark
Rainbow 12 + Black on White Background
Our Rainbow 12 FQ bundle plus a yard of black against a white background, you get a fun and colorful quilt that’s perfect for rainbow lovers. My favorite? The Rainbow value 5, the purest and brightest of our bundles.
Rainbow 12 + White on Black Background
Our Rainbow 12 FQ bundle plus a yard of white against a black background gets a super-bright and eye-popping quilt. It was a really hard choice to pick a favorite on this one, but I’ll go with the Rainbow value 7, the darkest one.
2 Rainbow 6 Bundles
If you mix two of our Rainbow 6 FQ bundles, you’ll get a cheery and playful quilt. My favorite is the top-left combo, mixing value 1 (light) with value 5 (pure).
Stay tuned to see what version Angela decides to make.
Get inspired by all the other sewists in internet-land! Check out #vintagelacequilt on Instagram/Facebook and follow our Vintage Lace Quilt Pinterest board where we’ll pin our favorites. Are you making one with all solids? Grab the Vintage Lace Quilt Pattern, pick out your fabric, sew up the quilt, and tag us @sewfinity on social media so we can see!