20 Inspired Quilt Projects
Traditional to Modern Designs
It’s a new book out by my friend, Michele Muska!
Michele asked 20 quilters to each create a quilt for the book. She chose 10 traditional patterns, and had each one made in a traditional version and a modern version. Then she chose images of vintage and antique quilts made from those patterns and included them in the book.
It’s amazing how these patterns have stood the test of time through all the generations of quilters. And how they manage to tie all those generations together!
Each pattern, Double Wedding Ring, Crazy Quilt, Dresden Plate, Bear Paw, Log Cabin, Nine Patch, Hexagon, Yo-Yo, Flying Geese, and Rail Fence, comes with step-by-step instructions for two adaptations, one traditional, the other modern.
The book also includes a history of each pattern, and easy-to-use templates and essential quilting techniques.
And Michele paired me up with none other than the Double Wedding Ring Queen herself, and my best friend, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, who created the modern version. Is this not the coolest picture?
Here’s a couple more pictures of my quilt.
I used the Twig & Grace fabric collection from Riley Blake to make mine. New modern fabrics in traditional colors — I thought it seemed appropriate. Mauve and blue — but not your Grandmother’s mauve and blue! And I love the touches of brown thrown in.
Michele has agreed to let us each give away a copy of the book. So if you’d like the chance to win a copy, just leave a comment on this post. I’ll draw for a winner on November 7th.
All the other contributors are offering a chance to win as well, so please go visit them on the Blog Hop. Some of their give-aways are still open, which gives you lots of chances to win. Plus, you get to see what they all say about the quilts that they each made for the book. Victoria even has a video in her post where she interviews Michele about the book — so go visit all these folks:
Allie Aller (Nov. 1)
Kristin Omdahl (Nov. 2)
Jacquie Gering (Nov. 3)
Michele will also be on Pat Sloan’s Radio Show on Monday, November 3, at 4 pm Eastern time, so be sure and tune in then to hear what she has to say about the book.
And if you simply can’t wait to get your hands on it, you can purchase it HERE. Or if you’re running around at Quilt Festival in Houston today, you might be able to find it there! And if you also run into Michele, you could get it autographed!
Don’t forget — leave a comment for your chance to win a copy right here.
UPDATE: The winner of the book give-away is Laurie. Congratulations, Laurie, and thanks to everyone for reading and playing along!