This week we are looking at Recreating Antique Quilts: Re-envisioning, Modifying and Simplifying Museum Quilts by Wendy Sheppard. I follow Wendy’s blog and have admired the quilts she designs and creates. I was hooked on this book when she showed the quilts from this book created for her second book blog hop. She also has a page on her blog with pictures of the quilts. And, an aside here, if you don’t follow Wendy’s blog, it is very well worth it. She frequently links to free patterns she has designed for fabric designers. (Amazon Associate warning – link below benefits this blog.)
You may or may not remember that I fought buying other books of quilt patterns from antique quilts that have been modernized, thinking I could do that myself using old patterns, and then I eventually caved and am glad I did. Well, I didn’t wait quite as long with this book. She had me at the cover!
This is mainly a book of patterns. There is no one specific technique being taught, nor is there a section on basic quiltmaking. For each pattern, the antique inspiration is also shown, which is fun to see. The directions seem to be well written and thorough, although I’ve not tried any of the quilts yet. In a couple of places, there is a quilting pattern also in case you want some ideas.
So here’s what’s in the book:
- About the Author
- The Ten Quilt Patterns
- Acknowledgements and Thanks