A guest post from Kelli:
When I was little, books were very important. If we ever wanted a book read, all we had to do was ask. Some of the best days were book order days when mom was doing daycare. Even as a high school senior (and college student and beyond…shhhh don’t tell anyone) I loved these days. Mom would read us books upon books until the whole box was empty.
Now as an adult, book order days are still incredibly fun, however now, they involve quilt books! When mom recently got a box of books from D&C Publishing, I was super excited. When looking through the goodies, I stumbled upon Antique To Heirloom Jelly Roll Quilts: 12 Modern Quilt Patterns from Vintage Patchwork Quilt Designs
When I first started quilting, I only used pre-cuts because cutting out quilts was not something that I enjoyed at all. As I have made more quilts, cutting has actually became one of my favorite parts of quilting. I also didn’t like that all of the quilts looked so simple and seemed to look the same. This book throws all of the preconceived notions about jelly roll quilts out the window! The book shows an antique quilt and then gives an updated version that can be easily made using Jelly Rolls.
This quilt features a dark background definitely giving the quilt an updated modern feeling.
The original In the Log House quilt features a log cabin quilt that was made with various types of fabric–silk, satin, velvet, and taffeta. It reminds me of a family heirloom quilt that my mom has that was made of silk remnants. The today version is made of all cotton, but definitely has the feel of the heirloom quilt.
Unfortunately, I am going to be keeping this book, but stay tuned…I have a feeling that you’ll be seeing my interpretation of a few of these quilts soon! If you’re looking for the book Antique To Heirloom Jelly Roll Quilts: 12 Modern Quilt Patterns from Vintage Patchwork Quilt Designs follow the Amazon link.