Each Tuesday I “try” a new product and write a review. Then I usually give it away to one of my readers. If you’d like a chance to win, read on!
Today the great people over at C&T Publishing sent me an e-book copy of “Fresh Perspectives: Reinventing 18 Classic Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum” by Carol Gilham Jones and Bobbi Finley.
I was immediately attracted to the book as I love historic quilts.
Typically when I review a quilt book, I can take pictures of the quilts and show you the book in more detail. With e-book versions that’s not possible so I can only show you the pictures that C&T Publishing has available. In the book, for each quilt they show an antique version and a modern version.
Above is the school house quilt. This is the modern version. I’ve never thought of coloring a school house quilt like that!
Here is a modern medallion….
and here is the original.
In this case the center was changed along with the colors. Most of the quilts in the book do follow the original quilt…they just change things up with different color options or improved techniques.
I am loving the cover quilt best. It features paper piecing.
I have to say, occasionally I do like the old fashion quilt better than the modern version….I think that’s just a me thing. I just love antique quilts with their chrome yellows and eclectic look but with this book, that’s okay. I can make the quilt that way if I want. The pattern is there so that for most of the quilts you can make whichever version strikes your fancy.
C&T Publishing is offering a copy for one of my readers. Would you like winner to be you? Just leave a comment here telling if have even been to a quilt museum and if so, which one?