Introduction Getting Started Working with Batting Fabric Selection The Quilts High Tea Sampler Oh My Stars Bright Blooms Whimsy Windows Simon's Quilt Summer Nights Lucky Star Vintage Ohio Star Flower Box More Quilt Inspiration 50 Quilt Block Patterns Finish It with Quilt As-You-Go Quilting & Squaring Up Blocks Assembling the Blocks Adding Backing and Binding About the Author Resources
Jera Brandvig worked in the biotech industry before becoming a best-selling quilting author and fabric designer. Jera lives in a cozy home in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle with her loving husband and two beautiful boys.
A follow on from the best selling Quilt As You Go Made Modern. Jera has come up with another winner, based on the ever-popular vintage theme. The book gives materials and tools, information on batting and quilt sizes plus everything you need to know about what is unique about this way of quilting. It has become one of my favourite techniques for working on a domestic sewing machine. It is far easier to join the blocks, having quilted them, than to quilt the whole top in one go. 51 classic vintage blocks (12 inches (30cm) square, nine projects and three joining methods are included. You can even make your quilt reversible. Easy to follow instructions and great photographs and line drawings. The book is suitable for all levels of quilters. Versatile and easy, qaygo can be applied to any quilt block. It is absolutely fantastic with quilts small and large, a cushion and a table runner. The smaller quilts could be used as wall hangings. There's a little bit of improvisation in there too. Recommended.-- Karen Platt * www.karenplatt.co.uk *
This is a follow-up book to the popular Quilt-As-You-Go Made
Modern, also by Jera. It features 51 blocks, nine projects,
and three joining methods; including her very own technique that
makes your quilt reversible by quilting each block individually on
a backing and using joining strips on the front and back of the
assembled quilt. Whilst the first book focussed on improvisational
techniques in a modern style, this one is about using vintage
fabrics in classic block designs. There are useful sections on
tools and supplies, working with batting, and choosing your
fabrics. Each project is laid out in an easy to follow fashion
that is packed with photos and diagrams. Overall, a well considered book that is a delight to look through with a warm, encouraging tone of voice.