Thursday, August 6, 2015

American Patchwork & Quilting, October 2015

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Have you picked up the latest copy of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine??  As always, there's lots and lots of great projects in there, and there just happens to be one that I'm particularly fond of!

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Copyright 2015 Meredith Corp, all rights reserved
I spotted this gorgeous antique at a show not so long ago knowing it just had to go home with me!  I'm not an authority at dating fabrics, but it sure looks to be nineteenth century to me.   Amazing how vibrant those fabrics still are!  All hand pieced and hand quilted (sure, a treadle machine could have done the work back then!) it's a found treasure to be sure.

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Copyright 2015 Meredith Corp, all rights reserved
What really called to me is the unique block setting.  Isn't it grand?!!  And...there are make-dos in there, too.  What's not to love?  If you're thinking...'that's way too hard for me to make', think again.  The pattern steps are nicely explained and laid out for you in the pattern, all included in your copy of the magazine.  And....editor Jody Sanders cleverly shows you an alternate way she devised to make the blocks.  Way too fun, and I'm definitely gonna try for myself. 

So, if your copy didn't land in your mailbox, head on out to the newsstand now.  You'll enjoy every page!!


On Saturday, I'm packing my car and headed out to visit the Lincoln, Nebraska Quilters Guild!!  I am so, so jazzed about this.  I will be giving a lecture and visiting with everyone on Monday evening, August 10th, at 7pm at the College View Seventh Day Adventist church, located at 4801 Prescott Ave., in Lincoln.  I'd love to meet you!  (The workshop the next day is completely full.)  I'm also getting a chance to tour the International Quilt Study Museum, and will try to take what pictures are allowed, and report back some info for you, in case a trip there is in your future.

Now....go pay some attention to your sewing machine.  She misses you!


3 comments:

  1. Beautiful vintage quilt! I am curious to see how the construction is worked out, because it looks tricky to me!
    Enjoy Nebraska, and safe travels!

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  2. Wow, that vintage quilt is simply stunning! The colors are wonderful and yes, you're right so vibrant for it's age. It's amazing how some fabrics still look wonderful after so many years. That must be the care it was given by the owner(s). I can't wait to get this issue and look for it. Thank you for sharing this with us. Have fun on Saturday.

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  3. oh yes i did see that....very nice....haven't spent time looking at details yet but won't miss this one!

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