I’m a little behind on blogging, but I definitely want to put this block up here for posterity before more time passes. I absolutely love this pattern.

Rachel at Stitched in Color picked the Bourbon Street Quilt pattern for August in do. Good Stitches. Through an organization called Wrap Them in Love, our circle of 10 makes a quilt each month to benefit children who need a little extra love and attention.

Bourbon Street block

The inspiration for this pattern is a vintage quilt found and photographed by The Lettered Cottage. Rachel instructed us to swap the red and white on our blocks so her quilt will come together a little differently.  I’ve waited so long to blog this block that she already has a sneak preview up on her blog.

Vintage Bourbon Street Quilt pattern by The Lettered Press

photo from The Lettered Cottage

Sassafras Lane Designs produced a paper pieced pattern for Bourbon Street, and it’s available for instant download from Connecting Threads.  As a nice gesture in support of our charity quilting, Connecting Threads donated copies of the pattern to members of the Love Circle.  The center squares in the blocks are traditionally pieced, and only the red/white parts of the blocks use the paper piecing method.  This is an easy pattern to try if you’re new to paper piecing, and the color possibilities are endless if you’re looking for a challenge!

I hope you’re enjoying the change in seasons. I’m extraordinarily happy to see some cooler weather moving my way, and I’m so ready to be snuggling under some quilts again.  Cheers!


    1. Daisy

      Me, too, Rachel!  That secondary pattern is so bold… And I’m continually surprised at how much I’m drawn to stars.  That’s what the pattern reminds me of the most.

  1. Kelsey

    This block is a vintage-modern treat! Thank you for sharing 🙂 The red and white switcheroo lend the quilt to more modern setting. Your mix of central colors works quite delightfully with the red as well. Love it.

  2. Deb E

    This is the first time I’ve been TRULY tempted to buy a pattern — usually I can figure out how to make a block without buying it. But I’ve got to have this one. With over 40 years of scraps to use, I love that I can use my scraps in the traditional ways (in my case, it will be chain piecing) and paper piece the other parts of the blocks. I see a sage green in place of the gray and an off white, so the quilt will match the greens in our bedroom. Thank you for this!

    1. Daisy

      Deb, I’m so excited that you like what you see! I think sage green and white will be stunning, and I’d love to see a picture when you finish.  Cheers!

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