Based on traditional patterns, these delightful little patchwork treasures are perfect additions to a quilter's decor. Stitch classic blocks using your favorite reproduction fabrics and create sentimental, handmade treasures you or a loved one will appreciate every day.
- 16 simple, small, and fast-to-make patterns you'll love to stitch
- Be inspired by the authentic look of quilts created with reproduction fabrics and traditional colors
- Beginners and experienced quilters will enjoy making and displaying these little gems year-round
Kathleen Tracy has been playing with fabric since childhood. She designs patterns inspired by antique doll quilts for her quilt-kit company, Country Lane Quilts. In Small and Scrappy: Pint-Size Patchwork Quilts Using Reproduction Fabrics she draws upon her experience and expertise to train even the most novice of needlecrafters how to decorate with charming small quilts with historic details. Based on traditional patterns, these delightful little patchwork treasures are perfect additions to scatter throughout the home. With the patterns and instructions found in the pages of this book, anyone can stitch classic blocks using favorite reproduction fabrics and create sentimental, handmade treasures that will be appreciated every day. Unique and thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, Small and Scrappy is very highly recommended for personal and community library quilting instruction collections.
Review from British Patchwork & Quilting, July 2017
The sixteen small quilts vary in size from an 11" square to a 26" x 36" runner. The traditional blocks, e.g. Flying Geese, Log Cabin, use reproduction fabrics, that is, copies of 19th century prints. The quilts use quick piecing methods and applique. Many of them are hand quilted with suggestion[s] for quilting designs. It is a good introduction to piecing and quilting, ideal for a beginner.
Kathleen Tracy's love of quilting began in 2000, when she picked up a book on small quilts and made one for her daughter's dolls. Using traditional blocks and reproduction fabrics, she designs quilts that are inspired by quilts from the past. Kathleen enjoys hand quilting and using scraps to make her quilts look like they came from another time. She is the author of several popular quilting books published by Martingale.Visit Kathleen's website
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