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I've never done a reproduction quilt before and I may never do one. That doesn't mean I don't love this book. The True Blue Quilts are so inspiring. I spend a lot of time breaking down historical quilts to remake them with today's tools and techniques and Annette has done all of that work for us. Plus, I can guarantee you that she's not going to come knock down your door if you use a different fabric or color scheme for one of her quilts.
So what quilt's sparked my imagination?
This might shock you but this quilt actually inspired my four crowns quilt block. I can see a few of you scratching your heads on that one. The color scheme is what inspired me. There are only two colors in this quilt, blue and cream. I loved it and in turn used that same color scheme in my quilt block.
The other quilt in the book that I'm in love with is this one.
I want to make this quilt in batiks. Wouldn't that be stunning? That's the great thing about quilt books like True Blue Quilts. The work of fabric requirements, how to sew it together, etc is all figured out for you. You can put any fabric you want into the quilt. Trust me Annette isn't going to hunt you down if you take one of her historical quilts and make it with modern fabric. I promise no quilter has ever done that!!!
My favorite part of the book though was the historical references. It's one thing to learn how to make a historical quilt but to learn the WHY behind it was amazing to me. Did you know that Europe prohibited skilled textile workers from coming to the New World? I didn't!! That's just one of the fun facts in the book.
Are you ready for the giveaway? C&T Publishing was generous enough to let each of us on the tour giveaway a copy of True Blue Quilts so be sure to hit all of our posts to enter for the best chance to win. This is open worldwide, US winners will get a hard copy of the book and international winners will get a digital copy of the book. If you don't want to take the chance or you don't win you can purchase the book from C&T Publishing. Don't forget if you already follow any of us or are subscribed to my newsletter to enter with those too, they are basically free enteries for you!
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Tues- 4/18 Moda...the Cutting Table http://blog.modafabrics.com/2017/04/true-blue-quilts/
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