Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Amish Quilts and the Welsh Connection, by Dorothy Osler
what an amazing book, inspirational for amish quilts but even more for the hand quilting. I ordered mine thru Amazon and it arrived last week. All I can say is WOW! This is not a pattern book, this is a book to be inspired by and learn more about antique quilts.
Schiffer knows how to publish books. The combination of pictures of quilts along with the quilt history is perfect.
After reading the first chapter or two how can you not be inspired to make an amish quilt of your own?
After just looking at the pictures of the antique quilts your going to want to RUN to your fabric collection and start pulling fabrics to make one of these beautiful quilts but the real planning is going to be in the hand quilting.
I will need to order SOLIDS, just look at this and the colors such a happy quilt
look at these nine patches, using that blue makes the quilt in mho and check out the border, hmmm a hint of a liberated quilt maker as we call them now don't you think? or more of using what you have?
A blog I have followed for along time and learned so much is from Pippa Moss, Welsh Quilts.
between her blog and inspiration over the year or so and this book I can't wait to start a quilt, I already have the hand quilting planned! there are a few pages like this that show you the beautiful welsh quilting styles I have come to love reading Pippa's blog. Thanks Pippa.