Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks

Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks

by Katie Blakesley, Lee Heinrich, Jones Faith
     
 

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Vintage Quilt Revival is a resource for quilters of any age or style who love to use today's modern colors and fabrics. With fresh quilt layouts, detailed instructions on foundation piecing, and a wide variety of traditional blocks and modern projects, Vintage Quilt Revival is at the forefront of the burgeoning interest in the "traditional-made-modern

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Vintage Quilt Revival is a resource for quilters of any age or style who love to use today's modern colors and fabrics. With fresh quilt layouts, detailed instructions on foundation piecing, and a wide variety of traditional blocks and modern projects, Vintage Quilt Revival is at the forefront of the burgeoning interest in the "traditional-made-modern" movement.

Join the authors and make 20 traditional quilt blocks. Use them to sew a sampler quilt or explore the authors' tips and modifications for making the blocks fresh and appealing and use them to create quilts with a modern flair. Projects range from full-size quilts to a pillow, table runner, bag, and zipper pouch.

Learn bits of quilting history throughout the book and see design tips on how to take traditional quilt blocks and piecing techniques and give them a modern spin. If you're already knowledgeable about piecing, basting, quilting, and binding, this book is an essential addition to your library.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"I believe that the strength of the book lies in its detailed, explicit, and encouraging directions. This is truly a great book for skill building. It utilizes a variety of techniques, including simple foundation paper piecing and sewing partial seams. A CD in the back of the book include full size templates and pattern pieces for all the blocks." --Felicia's World

Library Journal
02/15/2014
Blakesley, Lee Heinrich, and Faith Jones first collaborated in 2011, when they presented a series of free quilt-block tutorials on their respective blogs. Their aesthetic—traditional quilt blocks, many from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, combined with the color sense and graphic boldness of modern quilting—resonated with both modern and traditional quilters. In their first book, the authors reimagine traditional blocks in bright, contemporary fabrics, presenting them in quilt-top layouts that incorporate modern quilting styles such as extensive negative space and on-point settings. Though each of the 20 blocks has a project specifically designed to highlight its modern qualities, readers can also create a sampler quilt applying one or each block or simply use the ideas as a jumping-off point for something unique. A number of the blocks use foundation piecing, and printable paper foundations are included on the accompanying CD. VERDICT Quilters who enjoy vintage quilt designs in modern fabrics and settings (à la Denyse Schmidt or Camille Roskelley) will gravitate toward this collection of new takes on traditional blocks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620330548
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
227,704
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author


Katie Clark Blakesley lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and two children. She is the past president of the Washington, D.C., Modern Quilt Guild and has received two awards for her academic writing. Her quilt work has been featured in several publications.

Lee Heinrich, a former graphic designer, has been quilting and sewing since 2008. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her husband and two daughters. Lee's quilts and other sewing projects have been featured in several magazines as well as on her blog.

Faith Jones lives in Chicago with her husband and children and has been sewing for over twenty years. Through social media, she has created an online following that generates over 200,000 page views a month on her blog. Her patterns can be found in several publications.

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