Posts Written On July 2017

Deighton’s Quilt Pattern Transfers and Book Giveaway Winners

Haha — I just realized that my new format doesn’t number the comments, so I decided to do the drawing the old-fashioned way — names in a hat. Congratulations to Bonnie Sue and Val — I will be sending you an email today.

Now, for the transfers from my new vintage Deighton’s Embroidery Transfer catalog. Honestly, I’ve never understood why anyone would want to use a hot iron method to transfer a quilting design, but I’ve found quite a few examples, both actual transfers and, in this case, a catalog with two pages of quilting designs. Most of these catalog designs are referred to as “Italian,” with double lines that are meant to be padded with cording or yarn, which I have never attempted. The elaborate designs below are identified as “English.” and would be something very special stitched on an alternate block. I’ll try to scan and clean all of the quilting designs in the next week.

Clicking on the images will open a pdf file which you can download and print using the poster setting in Acrobat Reader. The image is the same as the original pattern (20″ x 20″), so if you want to print them this size, you’ll need to select the poster option in the print dialog box in order to tile print the image. The catalog illustrations were scanned and enlarged from thumbnail drawings, so I’m sorry the quality is not the best.

More large quilting patterns are available in previous posts here and here.

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My Quilt’s on the Cover Book Giveaway

Haha! It’s probably not what you were expecting. This is not a book about vintage quilts or how to make quilts. It’s a quilt-themed novel, Everlasting Quilts, the 4th in Ann Hazelwood’s East Perry County Series published by AQS. I was contacted by the cover designer, who asked if he could use a photo of my bow tie quilt, and I agreed.

It’s not an exact representation of my quilt, because the designer used a detail photo of only 20 blocks and just tiled the photo to fill in the rest. Still, I think it turned out nice.

The publisher sent me two copies of the book to give away, so if you would like one, please let me know in a comment. If more than two people respond, I will use a random number generator to pick the winners next weekend.

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