Today, Krause Publishing is providing our “Try it on Tuesday” selection with the book, String Quilt Revival: A Fresh Approach for 13 Classic Designs
by Virginia Baker and Barbara Sanders.
I am really big fan of string quilts. I love them because they are scrappy, fun and so relaxing to sew as typically any fabrics can go into the quilt.
The cover quilt is one I would really like to make. I love the black in it.
There are 13 different projects in the book. This lemon yellow quilt sure is fun. A year ago Kelli was looking for a quilt pattern that used black and white fabrics. This would have been perfect.
The authors of this book recommend a no show mesh stabilizer to use for the foundation when piecing. I have never tried that.
I have always wanted to make a spider web quilt and this has me very tempted.
I was very surprised and impressed with the amount of designs that can be made by just string piecing. I was very impressed with the great pictorial instructions.
The authors of the book, who are sisters, were inspired to write the book after they made a reproduction quilt of their grandmother’s Spider Ring quilt. I love that quilting can be passed from generation to generation. The front of the book shows their grandmother’s quilt.
Would you like to win this copy?? It’s a very nice book and perfect for anyone wanting to scale down the amount of scraps they have. If you would like a chance to win leave a comment telling if you have a relative who inspired you to try quilting. I do, but that’s a story for another day.