Vintage Vacuum Paper Pieced Pattern

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Vintage Vacuum Paper Pieced Block by Amy Friend

Four years ago, I made a vintage Hoover vacuum block for a paper pieced sewing bee.  The block was very complex with multiple Y seams and partial seams and tiny pieces so I did not offer it for sale.  I have had a number of requests recently to offer the block as a pattern, and I did love the original, sooooooo…I worked on simplifying it will keeping as much of the detail as possible.  The pattern is a little tricky because it does involve one partial seam and one Y seam.  But it is doable!  And at a larger size, 12″ x 12″, the pieces are reasonably sized.

Vintage Vacuum by Amy Friend

The woman who contacted me most recently said that she was making an alphabet quilt and needed a letter “V” block.  This block would be perfect and even has room for an appliqued V in the left corner.

If you are interested, the block is available in all my pattern shops and the links are in the sidebar.