Turn something old into something new... with all things blue! The blue-and-white quilt is one of the most desired antiques, and many can still be found in good condition. Preserve and honor history with 15 traditional blue-quilt patterns made from reproduction fabrics. Discover the progression of blue quilts through the Civil War years, from the first indigo fabrics to synthetic dyes. Create heirlooms from traditional blocks with this valuable book of pieced quilts for beginners.
Stunning Versatility with Two Iconic Colors! Classic yet contemporary, red and white is one of the most iconic color combinations in quilting, inspiring designers, collectors, and major exhibits. In Red & White Quilting, award-winning quilter Linda Pumphrey celebrates this popular pairing with 40 pieced and appliqued blocks that can be mixed and matched to create eye-catching quilts, pillows, runners, and more! From basic quilting and finishing techniques with tips on two-color quilting to working with fabric dies and choosing fabric and batting, Red & White Quilting offers a comprehensive guide to every aspect of this traditional quilting method. Plus, learn the history of "Turkey red" fabric, create your own red and white home decor with projects and patterns for 14 finished designs, and explore a gallery of historic red-and-white quilts for even more inspiration. Create high-contrast designs with timeless style, Red & White Quilting has everything you need!
Author: Lori Lee Triplett
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Release Date: 2017-07-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Join fictional character Esther Heinzmann as she narrates the journey through authentic, pioneer-era creations from the Poos Collection—each featured in full color on a 2-page spread. Ideal for traditional quilters and quilt history buffs, this robust offering of 30 antique quilts also includes 5 quilt projects that readers can recreate at home. Offering access to the authors’ privately held family collection, this book gives an in-depth look at the importance of quilts to the pioneer life. As you view the quilts, you'll also read accounts of the Great Migration, including information on preparation for the long journey and a depiction of real life on the prairie.
Author: That Patchwork Place
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Explore the patchwork style and scrappy flair of 58 history-rich quilts inspired by patterns and fabrics from the 1800s. Showcase the traditional color combinations of reproduction fabrics and popular Civil War-era blocks that quilters love in patterns for mini-quilts, lap quilts, and large bed-size projects. Use your favorite reproduction fabrics--including scraps and precuts--in quilts ranging from simple to intricate, all created by expert designers.
Having lived just outside of Hannibal, Missouri, all of her life, Christina McCourt became immersed in all things Mark Twain. The sweet and simple projects in this book are dedicated to his beloved characters Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher and their budding romance. The centerpiece of the collection is the sampler quilt, in which each block represents Tom, Becky, or the people and adventures in their lives. The quilts Becky’s Waltz and Tom’s Fancy stand out as wonderful examples of Christina’s eye for color and pattern. Other quilt projects include the graphic and colorful Lost in the Cave quilt and the Poor Boy Huck quilt.
The beauty of Indigo quilts is undeniable. Step inside the Poos Collection of quilts, one of the largest privately held collections in the world. Explore the origins of the fiber and fabric presented by two members of the American Quilt Study Group. Featuring stunning quilts circa 1750 to 1890, this collection of blue-and-white beauties will inspire you to make gorgeous quilt projects using present day Indigo or reproduction fabrics.
Become a skilled foundation piecer with New York Beauty blocks and arcs of Flying Geese that amaze! Stitch your way through 31 architectural block patterns, ideal for advanced beginners and intermediate quilters. Practice this straightforward approach to curved piecing, foundation piecing, and simple machine applique on 10 full-size quilts and 27 pillow projects. Lively color combinations provide movement and drama, with fabric selections from Tula Pink, in collaboration with Carl Hentsch.
The authors of the best-selling Country Threads Goes to Charm School present a remarkable collection of designs inspired by the Civil War and ideal for reproduction fabrics. Choose from 18 traditional quilt patterns, including wall hangings, table toppers, and two beautiful doll quilts Make excellent use of scraps, fat quarters, and even fat eighths Enjoy striking projects with names that conjure images of the era, such as "Gettysburg," "Civil War Journal," and "Troops in Formation"
Discover how to reproduce the time-honored treasures of the past with authenticity and ease. Create your own versions of antique designs from a stunning collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Get the historic look you love with detailed instructions for constructing your reproduction from start to finish, with a special focus on the types of quilting designs popular through the years. Use your modern quilting tools and skills to re-create antique quilts for daily use or display An essential resource, brimming with possibilities for antique-quilt lovers Close-up photos and detailed construction tips make it easy to understand how antique quilts were finished
Dresden plates, pinwheel blocks, and Flying Geese . . . piece like a pro with The Piper's Girls! Starting with the simplest patchwork squares and working your way up to more challenging appliqué and paper piecing, you'll sew through a cheery, 11-row sampler quilt and 2 bonus projects. Build 25 specific quilting skills such as getting an accurate 1⁄4 ̋ seam, constructing on-point squares, and using the 45° angle on a ruler. Straightforward how-to photos and full-size patterns are included. Gain confidence and learn new tips along the way, whether you're just a beginner or a more experienced quilter.
Kathleen Tracy, popular author of Prairie Children and Their Quilts and Remembering Adelia, has outdone herself with this combination of lovely projects and fascinating historical tidbits. Patterned after quilts made during the Civil War era, this collection is ideal for nineteenth-century reproduction fabrics. Choose from 16 easy projects, including large and small quilts, plus a pincushion, sewing box, and needle case Learn how women's efforts during the Civil War era led to increased civil and political involvement among women See historical photos and read eloquent excerpts from letters written to and from soldiers during the Civil War
Sew a slice of life with 12 traditional quilts that prove to be more than just patterns, but storytellers. Each quilt is inspired by life events that everyone can appreciate. Bold blocks shimmer in their use of color and value for handsome quilts with personality. Stretch your skills beyond the basics as you perfect strip piecing, half-square triangles, working with templates, paper piecing, machine applique, and sewing curves and set-in seams.
Get comfortable with basic piecing and machine quilting—one block at a time! Best-selling author Jera Brandvig is back, this time with a romantic take on her quilt-as-you-go designs. Try your hand at 9 projects, including an elegant sampler with 51 mix-and-match blocks. For quilt as-you-go enthusiasts, Jera shares 3 optional joining methods, including her new technique that makes your quilt reversible! No matter how busy your schedule, you can set attainable goals and practice quilting patchwork blocks in small, manageable pieces.