Book Blog Hop & Giveaway – Recreating Antique Quilts

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I was thrilled to be asked by Wendy Sheppard to take part in this blog hop introducing her book, “Recreating Antique Quilts, Re-envisioning, Modifying and Simplifying Museum Quilts.” Click on the button above and you will be taken to Wendy’s blog post where all the participants in the blog hop are listed. And each one of us has a giveaway!

The book has 10 very pretty projects adapted from museum quilts. I loved seeing the pictures of the museum quilts that inspired Wendy’s version.

Landauer posted a “From the Author” article on their blog about Wendy’s inspiration to write the book. And there are fabulous photographs of some of the quilts in the book to be seen in that article. You’ll also want to visit Wendy’s blog posts about the book to see even more gorgeous photos – you can start with this link, which is repeated at the end of this post, to Wendy’s post about signed copies of her book.

(Image Source:  Landauer Publishing)

(Image Source: Landauer Publishing)

Which project did I choose? It was hard to pick one, and I was very, very tempted by the quilt on the cover of the book as seen in the button at the top of this post, but I finally decided on the Ivory Baltimore project. The above is Wendy’s beautifully quilted version of it. Wendy’s free-motion quilting skills on a domestic sewing machine always leave me in awe. There are many close-up photographs in the book showing Wendy’s marvellous quilting.

The images to trace for the appliqué had already been reversed – perfect for those who use the back-basting technique or use fusible for appliqué.


I decided to make my version of Ivory Baltimore using a mottled pink fabric I’ve had in my stash for ages with a cream for the appliqué and a different cream print for the strip in between the two rectangles. I decided to cross-hatch quilt the entire quilt. I had such fun making the yo-yos – had forgotten just how much fun they are to make! I think this little 17″ x 21″ quilt has a home on our wall in the hall as it matches the decor almost perfectly.

It was a fun project for me as I used fusible for the very first time! Clearly I had some issues with it as my vines on the left side aren’t quite the same but that’s the beauty of appliqué – it doesn’t have to be exactly the same. And they were totally my issues – I had trouble tracing because of sore hands. I’d make this again in a heartbeat – it was fun to learn a new technique and I love the look of it.

Want to see what the others who are involved in the blog hop have made from Wendy’s book? I know I can’t wait to see their projects. You can see them at:

Karen at Karen’s Quilts, Crows and Cardinals

Mary at Needled Mom

Vicki at Field Trips in Fiber

Now for the giveaway. I’m giving away a copy of Wendy’s book, which will be mailed directly from the publisher to the winner. The giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the U.S. and the winner will be announced on Thursday, November 13, 2014. All that’s required to enter the giveaway is to leave a comment on this post.

Can’t wait to find out if you won a copy of the book and want to get a copy right away? You can buy the book from Landauer Publishing or directly from Wendy.

Edited on November 13, 2014 to add:  Comments are now closed.  The random number generator has picked “labugaiski” as the winner.  An e-mail has been sent to the winner!  Congratulations to “labugaiski”.


89 thoughts on “Book Blog Hop & Giveaway – Recreating Antique Quilts

  1. This would be a wonderful book to win. I like to hand quilt but not as patient to hand piece…. I also like your quilt along of the drunkard patch.


  2. I love your version of the Ivory Baltimore! Baltimore quilts are always so intimidating to me, but this simplified version is “just enough”. Your hallway seems like just the right place to hang it!


  3. I’ve always loved the look of the Baltimore quilts!! They are always inspiring…. But, intimidating at the same time. I have to admit that I never thought of making a smaller, more doable version into a wall hanging instead. Ü lovely idea!


  4. This is another great book to add to my quilting library. It would be hard to pick a quilt to feature. You did well. Thanks for sharing. I think I’m a reply blogger, but just in case here’s my email address as I’m a new follower.


  5. Beautiful quilt! I love Wendy’s patterns and have followed her blog for a long time. She is such a talented and gifted quilter. Thanks for the post and for the giveaway!


  6. I, like Wendy, quilt on my domestic, and fascinated by what you do by hand, whether it’s piecing or quilting. Amazing work, and so much of it. A work of art that is disappearing fast. Bravo!!!


  7. Hi, Cathi!! I love the applique that you did, it’s just gorgeous! I need to get back to that….AND to Inklingo, which I plan to do with more of Barb’s help! Hugs to you! 🙂


  8. I love to find new books that will enrich my quest to become a great quilter and designer like so many of you. I am constantly buying new books and magazines of things that capture my interest and this would be a great addition.


  9. Beautiful project, I really like all the projects shown on the blog hop. I found you from Vicki’s Field Trips in Fiber, and looked around your blog a bit. I’m now a follower too. Thanks for a chance to win this lovely book.


  10. Cathi — congratulations on a beautiful Ivory Baltimore! It came out wonderfully – so very pretty. Love the color selection and all the pretty crosshatching! No need to enter me into the giveaway, I just wanted to stop by and see all things beautiful! Cheers! Karen


  11. I’m loving your version of this little quilt. The color is a great idea, so different. CDahlgren at live dot com


  12. I LOVE seeing the beautiful work done by you and the other reviewers with patterns from this incredible book! Gives me hope that my domestic quilting can be something beautiful too! Thanks for the chance to win!


  13. I would love to win this book. I’ve seen some of the quilts and they are beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win.


  14. Lovely interpretation! I love vintage quilts so I can’t wait to get my hands on this book- thanks for the chance to win!


  15. This book is just the thing for me. I have a couple of antique quilt tops that I want to recreate because the tops are too precious to quilt. Thanks for this opportunity, and I love your recreation.


  16. I heard through the grapevine that you chose this design and did a beautiful job and all I can say is ‘wow!’, what a beauty!! No wonder you were asked by Wendy to be a blog hop hostess!!


  17. Your version of Wendy’s quilt is very pretty. Kudos for trying a new technique. I love Ivory Baltimore and have been contemplating trying back basting to recreate it. I have done some back basting but would like to refine my skills. Thanks for offering the giveaway.


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