As a little girl, I remember watching my grandmother quilt. She hand pieced and hand quilted, with beautiful stitching. She also had a wonderful collection of old quilts, many from the ’30s and I believe this period of time was one of her favorites. And, thus, it has become one of my favorite styles of quilting.
“Treasures from the ’30s: Cheerful Quilts with Vintage Appeal“, by Nancy Mahoney is a wonderful new book, published by Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place.
The introduction for this book sets the stage, sharing insights on what it was like to be a quilter in the ’30s. Another section is included for Quiltmaking basics, making this an excellent choice for a beginner quilter as instructions, and great visuals are provided for everything from rotary cutting, applique, to binding a quilt.
Several designs have very “manly” names, such as the Airship Propeller.
This is a must have book for anyone that likes to make reproduction quilts. It is also a fun book for anyone interested in cute designs, that can easily be made with current fabrics.