Modern Twist on Traditional Quilting

March 20, 2014 in News

You know how it goes, new things are really just old things that look a little different. We see it all of the time with fashion trends, and it certainly rings true in the quilting world as well. Many quilting books and patterns are inspired by traditional techniques and blocks, but they’ve gotten a touch of a makeover. By simply changing the fabrics and modifying the technique, its easy to pay homage to rich quilting traditions. Here’s a great example:

Dresden Plate turns into Twirling Parasols

The talented Nancy Zieman took the classic Dresden Plate quilt block pattern and gave it a twist, calling the new pattern Twirling Parasols. Learn how to make this type of quilt block here.

Plus, four books that merge traditional & modern quilting.

Modern Designs for Classic Quilts: 12 Traditionally Inspired Patterns Made New by Kelly Biscopink and Andrea Johnson

Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks by Katie Clark Blakesley, Lee Heinrich, and Faith Jones

Modern Log Cabin Quilting by Susan Beal

Material Obsession: Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke


No matter which end of the spectrum your interest in quilting lies, we just hope that you love it and share your passion with others!

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