Popular designers Kay Connors and Karen Earlywine present 10 fresh quilts that take their cues from 1930s classics. Inspired by antique quilts and patterns discovered in old newspapers, these projects are brimming with old-fashioned charm.
- See the original 1930s designs that sparked this collection of patterns written for today's techniques
- Be inspired to try everything from patchwork to applique, embroidery, making yo-yos, using rickrack, and quilting by hand
- Use full-sized applique patterns--no enlargements needed--and find projects for all skill levels
|Publisher:||Martingale & Company|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Kay Connors was born in Texas, raised in New Mexico, and she has had homes in Colorado, California, Washington, Alaska, and Idaho, where she has lived since 1979. She has been quilting since 1973, first to use up fabric, and then to feed her passion. She is a contemporary quilter but finds she can't pass up anything having to do with old quilts. She buys feed sacks, old quilt tops, quilts, and every piece of reproduction '30s fabric she finds. Collecting old patterns and drafting her own from found quilts has allowed her to make quilts that she feels need to be in her home. In 1998, Kay and her sister, Karen Earlywine, bought a little house in the hill country of Texas as a quilting getaway.
Karen Earlywine was the youngest of four children in a post-war family in Texas. She was two years old when the family moved to New Mexico. Karen, her husband, and their grown children still live in the southwestern part of the state.
Quilting became an important part of Karen's life in 1977. Now the most important thing in her life is her family. Four young grandchildren have new quilts as they go from cradles to cribs to beds. College graduations and other events in the lives of close friends and family are celebrated with the gift of a quilt.
Years of working on old homes and collecting antiques intensified the interest Karen has in reproduction fabrics and quilts of the past. She and sister Kay Connors both share this passion and try to get away to their shared house in Texas to scout the area for fabric and antique treasures as often as possible.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book has 10 quilt patterns that are based on vintage ones. Nine of the quilts are patchwork and one has embroidered quilt squares. A photo of the finished quilt also provides the finished size of the quilt and the blocks. The written instructions begin with a paragraph about the quilt. The instructions are well written and contain sufficient graphics to allow you to see if you are on the right path. Templates, if needed, are provided at full size. There are six pages that help you finish your quilt with how to quilt information and binding suggestions. There is a page for author bios – half a page for each. The colorways work for me but you could change it to something that goes in your home. This is an e-book but I would rather have a hard copy as I can make notes for future use. The quilt called Garden Spinners is a pattern I have been looking at for a long time. Now all I have to do is find the time to make it!