I love the inspiration that comes from antique quilts and this book was inspired by two! I’ve always wanted to make a crazy quilt, but was intimidated by all the lace, ribbons, embroidery and apparent haphazard piecing of the foundation blocks. But I was drawn to the antique quilt that inspired the cover quilt, A Quilt to Dream Under. Family and friends helped me make this quilt and book a reality…in four fun and frantic months.
Basic embroidery stitches…
This little quilt was based on an antique made up of 195 4-1/2″ finished fan blocks, each with a unique embroidered embellishment on the curves of the fan. The blocks were totally scrappy, including the black background pieces. The quilter used velvets, silks, cottons, and even wool.
I would love to see what you do with these little fan blocks. Watch my website www.grahamcrackercollection.com for more setting ideas for these adorable 4-1/2″ fan blocks.
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