Fresh Perspectives: Reinventing 18 Classic Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum
You’ll love these contemporary interpretations of antique quilts from the International Quilt Study Center. Bobbi Finley and Carol Gillham Jones pored through the museum’s collection to find inspiration quilts for their latest project designs, ranging from simply functional to delightfully pictorial. These projects show off a remarkable array of styles, settings, and colorways—each adaptation uniquely mirrors the essential qualities of each quilt. Celebrate our rich quilt heritage by making these projects using various techniques like appliqué or improvisational piecing with traditional blocks. Plus you’ll learn how to approach designing an artistic spin on your own antique treasures.
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allowances of alternating Amish appliqué Assembly background fabric background strips backstitch basket batik blocks in opposite Bobbi Finley border strips bouquets burgundy Carol Gilham Jones Center 8c Museum chintz colors corner courtesy ofthe International Cut 2 squares Cut 2 strips cut squares dark diagonal rows directions will reduce dotted print FABRIC REQUIREMENTS fat quarters FINISHED QUILT floral flowers Four—Patches half—square triangles inner border International Quilt Study Interpretation FINISHED BLOCK Kansas King City Layer and baste lengthwise grain light lockstitch machine quilted maker unknown ofthe International Quilt outer border Photo courtesy ofthe pieced unit Polka dot Pressing the seam Quilt Study Center quiltmaker rectangle strip red squares reduce bulk right sides rows of blocks SanJosé seam allowances setting squares setting triangles Sew strips approximately spiky arcs square blocks squares in half stitch TIP Pressing top and bottom Trim University of Nebraska—Lincoln width of fabric X width yards Batting