Vintage Treasure #2 – Pattern Instructions

Good morning!  It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio today.  Hey Sandy, give me a call when you have a few minutes and I’ll fill you in on our fun trip!

In our “Vintage Treasure #2” post on May 9, 2019, we shared a photo of a quilt we are finishing for a family friend.

Triangles in a row

Vintage Treasure #2


One item on our “to do” list was to draft a pattern of this quilt to share with everyone.

Last week I received the August 2019 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine in the mail and a similar quilt is one of the featured patterns…it’s call “Tied & True”.

Quilt collector Jody Sanders provides all the “how to’s” for making a vintage triangle quilt,  including instructions for hand-tie quilting.  Jody adds an even more authentic flare by using a wide border that also serves as a binding.

Jody’s instructions call for cutting out 1,984 triangles from light, medium and dark fabrics for a quilt that measures 78 x 87 inches…similar to the size of ours.  Wow!

The triangles for the quilt we’re finishing were cut from cardboard and paper templates long before rotary cutting and die cutting machines.

back of triangle pattern

Triangle pattern found with Vintage Treasure #2


If you’re thinking about making a one patch triangle quilt, be sure to purchase the August 2019 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting.  In addition to Jody’s pattern, you will also find lots of quilt inspiration, tips, new products and patterns.

Jody, thank you for sharing your “Tied & True” pattern, it really is a vintage treasure!


Vintage Treasure #2 in completion stages by Cindy and Sandy



Needle Noodle 2.0


So many readers commented on the beautiful elephant quilt, “At the Water Hole” by Sheila Finzer.  The entire quilt is pictured on Sheila’s website and here is the link to her site:  Sheila Finzer Quilt Artist.

Below is Sheila’s response to all our comments:


Hi ladies,
Thank you for the very kind comments on my elephant quilt “At the Waterhole”. It is 99” wide and 72 3/4” in height. ( I know who puts 3/4”…. but I’m picky about squaring). I also use top stitching needles for machine quilting. My favorite top stitch needles are Superior’s titanium. They last a long time.
My friend Tierney in my local Saqa group forwarded your blog to me. My website is
Thanks again to all of you and to Tierney!!
Sheila Finzer


Sandy and I follow Tierney (mentioned above) at Tierney Creates.  We enjoy Tierney’s blog and love to follow her thought processes as she uses textile arts to express herself.  What a fun surprise to find that Sheila and Tierney are in the same Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) group!

Another quilter we’d like to introduce you to is Karen Overton at The Quilt Rambler.  Karen has a few “tropical connections” as you will see from the photo on her website!  On April 30, 2018, Karen will be featured in a podcast hosted by Pat Sloan.

Karen, we are looking forward to hearing about your adventures as an Island Batik Ambassador!