American Quilt Classics From the Collection of Patricia Cox

American Quilt Classics From the Collection of Patricia Cox

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by Patricia Cox, Maggi McCormick Gordon, Maggi McCormick Gordon
     
 

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Showcased here for the first time, Patricia Cox's breathtaking, internationally renowned collection spans the history of the American quilt-and quilters are invited to recreate the finest examples. Each project features the work of a different period or style; comes with templates, technical information, and historical background; and uses modern-day fabrics. A lovely

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Showcased here for the first time, Patricia Cox's breathtaking, internationally renowned collection spans the history of the American quilt-and quilters are invited to recreate the finest examples. Each project features the work of a different period or style; comes with templates, technical information, and historical background; and uses modern-day fabrics. A lovely hand-appliquéd Mexican Rose block, originally from the mid-19th century, offers needleworkers a beautiful challenge. Log Cabin is the quintessential patchwork pattern: though it's easily constructed, the potential variations on the theme are endless. The one here is machine-pieced, with a quite unusual chevron design. Other quilts include the Irish Chain, Triangles, Stars, Four-Patch and Nine-Patch, and Baskets--and every one is inspiring and unique.

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ISBN-13:
9781843402473
Publisher:
Collins & Brown
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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American Quilt Classics From the Collection of Patricia Cox 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great reference book for quilters whatever their skill level. Beautiful photographs of various quilts with instructions that make the various techniques easy to understand. Quilts shown are from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with patterns and glorious photos. Each photo of an antique quilt identifies it by name and probable timeframe. Different types of quilting, from applique, ninepatch, Irish chain, and crazy quilts to triangles, stars and curved blocks are included. There's even a chapter on caring for older quilts. For each chapter on these various quilt types, there is a project for the reader to complete if so desired. The chapter on Triangles is especially appealing, since there are so many variations with so many different design outcomes. I've already begun a hand applique wall hanging from the "Millie's Quilt" (circa 1920) chapter.