I had some unsettling news.
My Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns is out of print.
I know, I know the book is dead
An old-fashioned format for information....
But how are you going to figure out the name of an old quilt pattern?
#1493 Square and Compass
Lost Ship by Barbara Brackman
Where are you going to get ideas for new ones?
I still have a copy. (Not in the best of shape as I use it nearly every day.)
If you don't have a copy you'd better get you one now.
The new books are twice the price they were a few months ago.
The used books are still reasonable.
It's been in print since 1979 in some form or another but people are still discovering it.
Click here to read Faith's post about it.
It's pretty low-tech. I typed it on an IBM electric typewriter (with variable spacing)
and drew the pictures on gridded paper.
I photocopied copies for ten years and then AQS published it in hard back about 20 years ago.
I drew each one of those little blocks an inch square and tried to draw a tiny fabric pattern that the photocopy machine wouldn't blur or splotch.
I am sure that there will be some kind of higher tech version of this book in the future (and of the digital program BlockBase---also out of print.) But until then....