I’ve been invited to share one of my favourite quilting books with you for Moda’s Book Lovers day.
I bought ‘Country Quilts’ by Linda Seward for inspiration when we were slowly restoring our first home- a tiny little Victorian house.
You see I’d decided that our bed needed a hand made quilt and the only way to get one was to make it myself!
‘Country Quilts’ is full of vintage hand made quilts photographed in stunning rural locations, and has a techniques chapter and some free patterns in it too.
So armed with the book and a pile of fabric gathered from any and everywhere (including a tea towel and my Aunt Norah’s old curtains) I started paper piecing the top.
Several years later my very first quilt was finished! And we use and love it to this day.
Traditional and vintage quilts are still my favourites and you can see my ‘collection’ on Pinterest.
I’m still daydreaming about owning a real vintage quilt. My boys have been told they have to keep my quilts forever and to tell their children to do the same. So one day our family will have a collection of vintage quilts and that thought makes me happy.
Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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