Posts in category "Traditional quilts"

How to make a heart quilt

This is the latest heart quilt I've made, it is a baby quilt for my granddaughter. I was shocked when Emily wanted yellow and grey and now I just love it.
I have made sew many heart quilts in my life that I don’t even think I have pictures of all of them. I loved a particular pattern so much that I made it over and over again. It’s a traditional pieced heart that you can download by clicking here. (I just corrected the pattern at... Read more »

How to make a quilt back - modern or traditional

Yippee, you have finished your quilt top. Such a great moment, am I right? Now you want a quilt, yay! If you are bringing your quilt to a professional longarm quilter she will usually want you to provide the back and if you are quilting it yourself, you need a back. If this is your... Read more »

Visiting the Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2013

The show was held at a huge and comfortable event center with tons of parking.  After the crowds in Chicago, this was refreshing.
In another lifetime, I visited Shipshewana for the first time and all I really remember from that visit was my oldest daughter making friends with a little Mennonite girl and playing with her.  As this is our summer of day trips instead of a vacay, it seemed like time for a return trip.  If we... Read more »

Visiting Intercourse, PA

I love Amish quilts and they were my first love affair with solids.  I made two for my living room.
My husband and I always drive on vacations so we can take some spontaneous side trips.  I had always wanted to visit this area of the country and so one summer we did, just like that.  This was one of our best off the highway detours and I hope I can go back one day. ... Read more »

Blackhawk Love Quilt - my 100th quilt

Remember the heart quilt?  Now it is the Blackhawk Love Quilt.  And remember how it was for me? Now it is my husband’s.  But I am getting ahead of myself, I often do when writing about quilts, I just get pretty darn excited.  I have written about the heart quilt three times, check out the... Read more »

Vintage and Modern Blue and White quilts - always popular

Vintage and modern blue and white quilts are my favorites and I am lucky to own a number of them. Just two colors? Yes! The sharp color contrast appeals to me as it did to many quilters at the end of the 1800′s. Indigo was such a superior dye that many women made blue and... Read more »

Modern quilts and traditional quilts - what are the differences?

I love all quilts and I just don’t want to have to declare myself a traditional quilter or a modern quilter.  (Although I did have a semi hilarious experience in a quilt store where a cranky woman queried, “You’re not one of them modern quilters, are you?”)  Sometimes in life you have to choose, you... Read more »
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