Friday, November 9, 2012

Fresh Perspectives: Morris Reproduction Prints

Morris Tapestry Nine Patch
by Carol Gilham Jones
Quilter: Lori Kukuk

Carol used William Morris reproductions for a Nine-Patch in her 2012 New Perspectives book with Bobbi Finley.

They chose 18 of the hundreds of quilts in the collection of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum and created contemporary interpretations.

Nine Patch Variation
by Jane Gibb, possibly made in Quincy, Illinois c. 1835
International Quilt Study Center and Museum

Here's what Carol and Bobbi say about the Jane Gibb's quilt above

"We love the dancing patterns of lights and darks that Jane Gibb created by alternating light- amd dark-centered Irreular Nine-Patch blocks. Setting her blocks on point makes Gibb's quilt appear even more lively than it would if constructed on horizontal and vertical lines."

They used prints from the Morris Tapestry collection I did for Moda a few years ago. The setting squares in the borders are the Daffodil stripe and the darker triangles are the Wey print
You can see a preview Fresh Perspectives here:http://www.ctpub.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=2618 

Click on that little Google logo below the book to see the preview.
And see a few of the other quilts in the book on C&T's Flickr page:



WoolenSails said...

Really beautiful quilts and prints. This is the year that I will get more machine quilting done and finish the ones I started.


Judy said...

That is a wonderful 9 patch pattern. I made a very simple hst quilt for the same line. I will look into that book. Thank you.

cityquilter grace said...

thanks for the label...this is a beautiful line of fabric...