Sara Seuberling at Electric Quilt designed
the new 400+ page Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.
She's been sending me updates on design for months. I just realized where the images on the cover came from!
From you guys. You probably recognized your own blocks. A long time ago we asked people to mail in blocks made from the indexed patterns in the old book and BlockBase.
And you did, thank you very much.
Sally R. #854 Pine Tree Quilt from
the Laura Wheeler/Alice Brooks syndicate
Sara and Jenny Novitsky took the blocks out into the neighborhood
to photograph. Here's Sally's Pine Tree out in the woods.
Joyce D.'s #2765, Arkansas Centennial from
the Kansas City Star
Barbara Burnham's #3872
Sacramento from Hearth & Home
(It's a good thing you guys are piecing these instead of me.
Look at all those points and they are perfect.)
Addison's #1646a Churn Dash
Addison is 9 years old!
She has a good teacher in her grandmother Denniele.
Her block illustrates the page on how to figure out
the seam lines.
#1071 by Linda Simon, Storm at Sea
from Coats & Clark
Sara used these pretty shots to illustrate each
chapter. Linda's is for the chapter on patterns
that require a block and a sashing for the repeat.
#2846 by Brenda Plaster
Jack's Delight from Clara Stone catalog,
a Nine-X Block
1102a by Tony Schoen
A Four Patch
It's just a checkerboard of 16 squares but Tony shaded it innovatively.
And there are some on the back cover too.
I see #1627b by Jean Wall,
Texas from Nancy Page
A Nine Patch
Another Nine Patch in dramatic fashion.