Ties to the Past


About this Quilt


Curl up next to the fire and capture the feeling of days past with this beautiful quilt. Perfect for a beginner, this traditionally pieced quilt is easy to sew using our strip piecing techniques. Our sample was machine quilted using an allover design and then yarn-tied for a fun vintage look. Ties to the Past can easily be made in a long afternoon or weekend.

Larger sized patches mean it can be made quickly, so it is perfect to make as a quick gift or for a charity like Project Linus. We made ours using traditional style fabrics, but it would be equally sweet in novelty fabrics or scraps.

Designer Inspiration

I have been quilting long enough–that the colors used in this quilt are the ones I first started quilting with–and actually just donated to charity several yards of the 1980’s mauve!! When designing I was looking to make a fast and easy picnic blanket. The kind you just keep in the car trunk for any occasion that might come up. When adding the fabrics from the Evelyn’s Homestead collection–it felt like something that would have been on a bed in the log cabins of Montana–so decided to add the little yarn ties just to give the added nostalgic feel. There is also a “planned” mistake or make do block–see if you can spot it!

Very quick. Easily cut and pieced in a long afternoon!!

Pattern Details

Quilt Designed by: Terri Vanden Bosch
Pieced and Quilted by: Terri Vanden Bosch
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: 76″ x 76”
Finished Blocks: 12 (20”) Traditionally pieced Blocks
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from Evelyn’s Homestead collection by Betsy Chutchian for Moda Fabrics.

Get the Ties to the Past pattern and More from Quilty September/October 2018