Orphan Block Quilts: Making a Home for Antique, Vintage, Collectible and Leftover Quilt Blocks

Orphan Block Quilts: Making a Home for Antique, Vintage, Collectible and Leftover Quilt Blocks

by Tricia Lynn Maloney
     
 

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Make a home for your orphaned blocks!

Orphaned blocks can find their way into any quilter’s life. Whether they are leftover from an unfinished project, collectible blocks found at a garage sale, or even antique blocks discovered in your great-aunt’s attic, Tricia Lynn Maloney will teach you how to care for your orphan blocks, and make a home

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Make a home for your orphaned blocks!

Orphaned blocks can find their way into any quilter’s life. Whether they are leftover from an unfinished project, collectible blocks found at a garage sale, or even antique blocks discovered in your great-aunt’s attic, Tricia Lynn Maloney will teach you how to care for your orphan blocks, and make a home for them.

Orphan Block Quilts includes:

*14 projects, with 11 variations. From full-size bed quilts to table runners, these projects incorporate blocks from the 1880s to the 1950s.

*Instructions on caring for your orphan blocks. Find out about the common problems you might encounter with your orphans, and how to work with them.

*Advice on designing a setting. Not only does Tricia provide guidance on creating companions blocks and finding companion fabric, she also offers insight on how she overcame the design challenges of each project.

*The story behind each quilt. In addition to historical information about various fabrics and blocks, Tricia shares the stories of two of the blockmakers, providing a precious glimpse of the lives sewn into the seams of the blocks.

If you don’t have any orphan blocks, Tricia gives you advice on locating potential sources, whether from your own family or online. And it’s easy to substitute brand-new blocks, and make a new quilt from the ground up. Check out the 11 variations in the book, where Tricia did just that!

Whether your orphan blocks are antique, vintage, collectible or simply leftover from a recent project, you can sew the perfect setting that will let the blocks shine!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440205521
Publisher:
Krause Publications
Publication date:
09/20/2010
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author


Tricia Maloney began working with antique textiles in a local museum while pursuing a degree at Allegheny College. For the past 12 years, Tricia has worked in a quilt shop, designs her own patterns and quilts selling locally and online. She teaches quilt classes in hand-dyeing fabrics, purse making, designing your own quilts, and free motion quilting. She has also co-taught a yearly 12 month quilt club since 2007. Tricia is also the secretary of the Country Charms Quilt Guild.

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