I have been looking forward to today for a long time so I could share this beautiful new book with you. I was thrilled a few months ago when one of my best blog buddies, Wendy Sheppard, asked me to participate in her blog hop for her new book Recreating Antique Quilts.
Wendy blogs at Ivory Spring but if you ever buy quilt magazines you probably would recognize her patterns. Her full time job is designing quilts for several manufacturers. I think she's published somewhere every month! If you don't follow her then you are really missing out. Just two things you will find on her blog on her right side bar (scroll way down):
- A LONG list of FREE quilt patterns
- A wonderful series called Thread Talk where she shares a lot of tips and techniques for quilting.
But let's get back to the book. It's a beautiful book and is very true to the style and quality that we all expect and love from Wendy. She has taken 5 quilts from museums and adapted them into 10 projects that look very "today" for us. There are projects in a variety of sizes and skill levels. The instructions are clear and thorough just as we are accustomed from Wendy.
There are 4 of us participating in the blog hop and you will want to check out the other 3 because we have each made a project from the book and you will have 4 chances to win a copy of your own!
The other 3 bloggers are:
Now, let's get to my project. I decided to make this table runner that is one of 2 projects based on a 1890 red and white Building Blocks quilt in the Illinois State Museum.
Here's the version that Wendy made for the book. Hers is made with a beautiful fabric collection of nature prints. I knew that she wanted us to make our projects totally different so I went with my Navajo and Pendleton Gradients for my version.
Mine isn't quilted yet but I sure do love it! I used 1.5 yards of each gradient for this table runner. That was just enough fabric for the runner and a border of the dark maroon color.
I really enjoyed making this project. If you would like to make one for yourself you could use 1.5 yards of any 2 gradients in the shop and I'd be happy to help you choose 2 complementary fabrics.
I have cutting notes for anyone that's interested.
Now for the good part! Here's your chance to win a copy of the book. Just leave a comment on this post telling me what you'll be making this week. I'll draw a winner in one week, Monday, November 10.
The drawing is open to US and Canada entries only.
This drawing is closed. The winner is Susan ssg207@_______.com