Album Quilt Pattern

This old-fashioned Album quilt block has been around for many, many years. It traditionally was a gift for an upcoming bride. Friends and family would each make a single quilt block and embroider her name in the center. The group would then gather together, piece and quilt the coverlet as a memory gift for the new bride.

The blocks are set together on the diagonal with alternating plain colored squares. The Album quilt pattern is generally banded with plain strips to complete the desired size.

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Click on the picture to the left for the printable 5" block of the Album quilt block.

Here are more quilt block patterns from about the same era. These timeless vintage patterns are stunning as full size quilts, table runners, children's quilts, or even pillows: