Sunday, 19 August 2012

Don't you just love books!!!

Most of us are avid book collectors in the quilting world. They are a great source of inspiration.
You look at these the old quilts and samplers, with photo's of their creators and your idea's run wild! I often wonder if we are inspired by them what were they inspired by????
When we own antique quilts and samplers I wonder who made it? was it a gift quilt? why did they use that fabric with that, or like us realised a block was upside down or pieced wrong when we finished quilting it!!
Here is a book that if you love Samplers....... you'll love.
This book is from the V&A Mueseum.
It's by Clare Browne and Jennifer Wearden.
It's filled with beautiful color pictures of samplers proudly owned by the museum with information on each sampler where known. This includes dates, origins and their makers if known, type of threads and fabrics used and stitches.

There is a histroy of the samplers at the start of the book and information on stitches and techniques at the end with diagrams.
This is a gorgous book.

Note the little tags marking the favorite spots!!!!
Ask your local patchwork shop about ordering the "Samplers" book.
You won't be disapointed.
Will do some more "Book Looks" maybe one every week or so. There are so many out there it's nice to see whats available.
Have been meaning to get the Antique Quilts out to take some photo's. Of course they are in the tub at the bottom of the stack. So will get them out and hope for a lovely day to take photo's soon.
We also had Friday night and Saturday night sewing groups this week so will let you know what all the girls are working on. Have a great day!!

Lisa & Lou

1 comment:

  1. oh i simply adore vintage samplers and i've gotta get my mitts on that gorgeous book!! what a fabulous resource, it's sure to inspire!! thanks for the review :)) cheers...Marian