Wednesday, February 20, 2013

book love and a giveaway winner...



It was so interesting to read that so many of you look to old quilts for inspiration for your own work. I thought I'd share a few images to be found in "Through the Needle's Eye" which is a catalogue of the York Museum in England's quilt collection. It is my latest favorite book of vintage quilts most of which were sewn in the 1880 to 1900's. In its pages, you can really see where Kaffe Fassett among other designers in the UK developed some of their prints. As for the giveaway, according to the The Random Number Generator the winner is the crazily talented Sujata. If you have never visited her blog you must. Everything she makes is amazing! Sujata please email me with your coordinates. Thank you so much to everyone who left a comment. I admire all of you immensely...

 













13 comments:

  1. These quilts are amazing!
    Congratulations to Sujata, she will love the book.

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  2. Thank You! I never enter any giveaways but had to congratulate you! So glad I did!
    These quilts are amazing! I am fascinated by last two images. Last one is so contemporary and the one above that, simply amazing!
    Reminds me to take it slow and really MAKE a quilt.

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    1. Congrats to you! The last quilt in particular could be hanging at QuiltCon this week. So much for the concept of modern quilting?!

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    2. So true!
      I meant to also leave you this link. Talk about inspiration from old quilts and making them with a twist.
      http://willywonkyquilts.blogspot.com/2013/02/center-star-quilted.html
      You and your readers might enjoy it.

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    3. Oh it is gorgeous and I love the modern interpretation too... Thank you!

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  3. I nearly visited the York museum on a trip to the UK two years ago, but didn't get there - I will make a point of it next time. The quilts are wonderful.

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    1. I had no idea that such a collection existed there either! Visiting the museum is definitely on the "to do" list...

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  4. thank you for sharing this book with us. the quilts are amazing, nothing better then antique quilts!
    Kathie
    congrats to Sujata !!!!

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  5. I love to look at antique quilts. Thanks for the images.

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  6. Isn't that a wonderful collection! thanks for the photos :)
    I have just discovered your blog and am now following!
    Hilda

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