While at a Dear Jane retreat, friend and local antique dealer Rebecca Haarer brought over an antique quilt she wanted me to see. I had just finished my second fabric collection and the quilt was filled with a vast array of antique fabrics along with some wild and crazy patchwork. She knew it would be the perfect jumping off point for another collection of fabrics.  She offered to sell me the quilt at an unbelievable price and the quilt came home to live with me forever. 

Shipshewana Scraps has patterns for fourteen blocks drafted as close in design to the original quilt as possible but bringing a little order to a true “make do” quilt.  Careful thought was given to the block size so the quilt isn't an overwhelming project to put together and you can easily use extra pieces from charm packs, jelly rolls, etc. Also included are instructions for the vintage size blocks if you want to make a bed size quilt and full size drawings for miniature blocks too.

Finished size of quilts as shown 54" x 64" or 80" x 98"

 The digital download pattern includes -

  • rotary cutting and piecing instructions for 14 different scrappy blocks in 2 sizes.
  • full size block drawings for miniature quilt in 2 sizes.
  • pictures of the antique quilt
  • layouts for 4 different quilts and inspiration page for an additional quilt.
  • tips and suggestions for making a scrap "make do" style quilt. 36 pages.
  • I'm including my Electric Quilt project file for those of you who might want to change block sizes, quilt layouts, fabrics, etc.  Remember, you need to have the Electric Quilt software to open this file. The rest of the pattern is in standard PDF format. 
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$ 15.95