Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Vintage Quilt Revival gorgeous quilts

 
If you've been reading quilting blogs this week, then chances are you've seen some of the reviews of the new book Vintage Quilt Revival by Faith Jones, Lee Heinrich, and Katie Clark Blakesley. These three are a talented bunch of quilters. I've admired each of their work for years now and have even taken classes from Faith and Lee. They know their stuff.
This is a gorgeous book. The basic premise of the book is that these quilters have taken traditional quilt blocks and given them a modern spin. They have patterns for 20 different 12" quilt blocks. There are three different quilt layouts for using all 20 blocks. In addition, there is a separate project for each quilt block design. I love a book that has multiple good projects and this one has them in abundance.

If you are a quilter looking to enhance your quilting repertoire, this book is perfect for you. There are some great skill-building lessons in this book, including some gorgeous paper-piecing blocks.
The best part is the book comes with a CD with 12 printable paper-piecing patterns.
I made one of the quilt blocks called Art Square. This block will be included in one of three charity quilts Faith, Lee, and Katie are making and sharing on Friday.
I chose a different use of fabric and color compared to the block in the book, just to play with a new look. Like all quilt blocks, the versatility of color and design options is what makes quilting full of so many possibilities. This is the quilt Katie made with the Art Square block design.
And this block is one of my favorites in the book. I really want to give this one a try because it will push me out of my comfort zone.

If you would like to see other reviews of Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks as well as the blocks created for the charity quilts, check out the other blogs below. I can't wait to see Katie, Lee, and Faith's charity quilt versions with such a variety of colors and styles.

January 13th (Monday): Crazy Mom Quilts - Amanda Jean 
Don’t Call Me Betsy - Elizabeth 
Film in the Fridge - Ashley 
Happy Quilting - Melissa 
Noodlehead - Anna 
  
January 14th (Tuesday): 
I’m A Ginger Monkey - Katy 
Quilting Is My Therapy - Angela 
A Quilting Life - Sherri 
Sew Mama Sew - Kristin 
Tall Grass Prairie Studio - Jacquie 

January 15th (Wednesday): 
Christa Quilts - Christa 
Diary of a Quilter - Amy 
Quilting Gallery - Michele 
Sew Take a Hike - Penny 
V and Co. - Vanessa 
West Coast Crafty - Susan 

January 16th (Thursday): 
Bijou Lovely - Holly 
Don’t You Know Who I Am - Sukie 
Lily’s Quilts - Lynne 
One Shabby Chick - Amber 

January 17th (Friday): 
Swim, Bike, Quilt - Katie 
Freshly Pieced - Lee 
Fresh Lemons Quilts - Faith

8 comments:

charlotte said...

I too am looking forward to seeing the charity quilts. That is going to be interesting!

Lynn said...

This book is going to make it on my wish list

Karin H. said...

I'm definitely getting this book - thank you for the detailed review, Amy!!

ChristaQuilts said...

Nice review, Amy! I love the color combo and fabrics you chose for your block!

Faith Jones said...

Great block Amy!! It is actually one of the ones in the charity quilt I'm working on RIGHT now!! I can't wait to share the finished result. :) Thank you so much for making it and letting us use it in our project! :)

Sarah Elliott said...

Love your block, Amy! I got this book a couple of weeks ago and can't put it down. It's absolutely gorgeous and so well-written! I can't wait to get started on my blocks!

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Thanks so much, Amy!

Katy Cameron said...

Such a beautiful looking book :o)