Thursday, April 14, 2011

What's old is new again....

At first glance this looks like the one block wonder quilt that a lot of people have been making lately.

But look at the publication date in this book.

It was another oldie I found in my basement.

22 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

I have said for several years that all the magazines are are new fabrics with old patterns. Or they are set on point or sashed different. In fact I saw a Log Cabin pattern and thought of you. Chris

*karendianne. said...

Wow! How totally neat is that?!!!!!

Jackie said...

That is really cool! So they were really ahead of their time! Love the look of the greens too!

LynCC said...

Hehe :) And all the young Modern gals give me a chuckle because it all looks like a few decades ago revisted

jovaliquilts said...

That quilt does look more modern! A friend gave me some old (1970s) quilting books and they haven't been very useful because every pattern uses a template since that was pre-rotary cutting. Often you can translate them, but they are mostly the same patterns that are out there now.

Mary said...

How neat is that! Don't you just love rediscovering these gems? Which book do you think gives the best instructions?

patty a. said...

Very interesting! Is there anything new to be discovered out there?

hetty said...

Oh no, Wanda! Don't show me that! Now I want to start another hexagon quilt!

Stray Stitches said...

I guess it just goes to prove that you should never throw out books just because they are old - lol!

Judy said...

Wonderful quilt created by someone who was ahead of her time. Thanks for sharing it!

Needled Mom said...

That IS one fabulous photo!!!

I've been having fun making spiderwebs in cheddar with some terrific scraps!

Cathi said...

Beautiful photo! What a treasure trove your basement must be.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Nice that the "oldie" has color photos ... speaking of which, I love how the quilt is photographed in a natural, complimentary setting.

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This was a great post today. I too love the display with the green foliage . And the piece is awesome.

J~MT

Donna~~ said...

That's a pretty quilt--the quilter was obviously ahead of her time!

Vivian said...

Our techniques and fabrics may change, but I totally agree with your observation that the designs go round and round. That green quilt is wonderful, and even the composition of the photo looks so modern.

Pat said...

As they say "What goes around, comes around". I am seeing things that I made years ago when I was a young woman and into crafts, in quilt shops now. In fact, I saw a patchwork Santa in a quilt store today that was similar to one I made in the 60s. It is nice to see them refreshed and brought up to date.

Maria said...

Oh my goodness! That was one of my first patchwork books that I ever bought! I recently came across my copy too!

Purple Pam said...

Yes, so true. If we wait long enough, everything comes back as "new". Beautiful Winding Ways quilt.

Joan said...

Looks beautiful - what a find!

chris hobel said...

everything old is new again right.... theres nothing new under the sun >>>

Sharon said...

I find it interesting when patterns are copyrighted and really they are reprints of old patterns, just new fabrics.
Nice that it was in color, all the older quilting books I recieved were in blk & wht.