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.
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.
Put charm squares to the test with 18 quilts using precut 5" x 5" squares. Start with fresh, beginner-friendly patterns and build your skills to sew snowballs, stars, flying geese, and more. Using precuts from your stash or your own charms cut from scraps or yardage, you ll learn tips to take the guesswork out of piecing. Modern and traditional quilters alike will fall in love with these quick, clever, and clean designs!"
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.
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.
Step back in time with 15 favorite patchwork-quilt patterns from the Civil War Legacies collection by Carol Hopkins. Each pattern design features classic blocks evocative of the era, beautifully showcasing today's reproduction quilt fabrics. Wonderfully scrappy, small quilt patterns in sizes perfect for wall hangings and doll quilts Simple, step-by-step instructions with clear diagrams and pressing directions Value-packed collection with something for every skill level
Explore new options in improvisational piecing and empower your creativity! Cut and combine solid-color fabrics to create your own “prints”—stripes, polka dots, chevrons, plaids, and more. Forget the rules (and even your ruler) as you piece colorful solids into compelling quilt designs. Use color, pattern, and repetition to develop your personal design aesthetic as you stitch freely to create unique quilts that pack a punch!
Quilting icon Jo Morton returns with her third book in the "Jo's Little Favorites" series! Enjoy 16 more exquisite little quilts previously available only to her devoted club members--until now. For the first time, Jo invites quilters into her charming 1920s-era bungalow to share how she displays quilts in her own home. Get oodles of ideas for showcasing small quilts, along with Jo's favorite techniques for making them. You'll be inspired to start right away with Jo's wise approach: if you want to make them all, make them small!
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
Publisher: That Patchwork Place
Release Date: 2017-09-20
Embark on a dazzling journey through the spectacular colors, rich textures, and treasured traditions of America's most spectacular quilts. Delve into a one-of-a-kind exploration of 65 glorious quilts hand-selected from the permanent collection of American-made quilts at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum - the largest public collection of quilts in the world. Treat yourself to a personal tour through this collection of rare gems. Each gorgeous quilt is a precious historic heirloom in its own right, highlighted in stunning, color-saturated photos. You'll be inspired and moved again and again by the breathtaking beauty, incredible workmanship, and ingenious artistry of America's quiltmaking tradition.
You'll want to stand back to admire the fabulous quilts you finish! Master scrap quilter and Instagram sensation Susan Ache (yardgrl60) shares her secrets for creating gorgeous, colorful quilts--and they all start with 21⁄2" fabric strips. Once you learn Susan's tricks for sorting strips, you'll feel free to make these sensationally scrappy quilts without fear of choosing colors or prints. And Susan's sorting method? It works the same for ALL precut fabrics! Whether you use Jelly Rolls, yardage, or scraps from your stash, you'll love creating these oh-so-beautiful quilts--the kind that make a house a home.
Following their runaway best-seller The Blue and the Gray, Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene present a fresh assortment of distinctive designs. With this value-packed collection, now's the time to enlist your Civil War fabrics! Choose from an array of quilts in various sizes and achieve a scrappy or planned look Enjoy gorgeous photos and be inspired by the authors' keen color sense Add charm to any room with traditional designs ranging from baskets and houses to flying geese and stars--including two scorched designs for an authentic vintage look
Perfect for showcasing reproduction fabrics, each nostalgic design in this charming collection is inspired by quilts from the 1800s. Be inspired by top-selling traditional patterns from Red Crinoline Quilts. Bask in the beauty of 12 bed-sized quilt patterns reminiscent of nineteenth-century designs Enjoy the stories and photos--fascinating tales of yesteryear bring each quilt to life Follow detailed project instructions to successfully create the look you love