Country quilts

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.



9 Responses to “Country quilts”

  1. Joyce Mitchell Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing your favorite quilt book.

  2. PendleStitches Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Your quilt is stunning. I’m also looking forward to my slowly growing collection of quilts being loved by my grandchildren in years to come.

  3. momto1 Says:
    August 10th, 2013 at 3:32 am

    I love your quilt! Isn’t it funny how many places provide inspiration. I love the traditional and vintage, too.

  4. Gemini Jen NZ Says:
    August 10th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I adore seeing the vintage quilts too and I have always loved the country look. My first big project was also a quilt for our own bed: Thanks for sharing, I am enjoying the blog-hop!

  5. Anne Says:
    August 10th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    The quilt is beautiful. I love to see what inspires other quilters.

  6. hedwig Says:
    August 11th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    It is a fabulous book isn’t it ?
    I can’t wait to see your new book either. And do you think the quilts will survive your sons handling for generations to come ?
    Good luck ! 😉

  7. Susan Says:
    August 11th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing one of your books. I’m sure it’s just one of many. I love books. Thanks for participating and making this a wonderful experience.

  8. monica Says:
    August 14th, 2013 at 7:58 am

    I have that book too and look at it often!

  9. Chookyblue Says:
    September 1st, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Hey Janet…….just found you from moda……….was looking at your sight and your name rings a bell did you do a rainbow swap with Trash years ago?

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