Saturday, January 23, 2010

Another lovely book...

I just love a good quilting book.  Not an instructional book (although they are high on the wish list) but a book full of photos and information.  I don't mind if they're antique or contemporary, but I love looking at finished quilts in high quality photos.
I recently found this book.

Fascinating insight into how the museum was founded and set up.  But best of all, great photos of quilts.

The colours are a little washed out in these photos,  but the originals are lovely.
The first quilt is from Pennsylvania c 1825.  All the compass points are sharp and line up beautifully
The second one is from Oregon c 1925.  According to the book, it's a variation on the Tree of Life pattern called Cherry Trees, and was popular around the turn of the century.
These two quilts are among many favourites.
I can ask for little more than a hot bubble bath and a good book.  (After a good sewing session, that is!)

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