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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Day to relax.......

I needed a day to recover from all of the busy days I've had lately.  I decided to tackle the big box of magazines from the mid 1970s to the early 1990s.  This particular magazine ceased publication many years ago. I tore out pages I wanted and am taking the rest to the recycling bin.  This quilt is the inspiration for the quilt I made (top left) on this post.  This original is an antique and mine was made as a charm quilt in 1989.
I think I have seen something like this offered as a "new" pattern lately.  I could do this with the rectangles that I have been cutting.  This is an antique quilt too and was published in 1983.




Here is another idea for rectangles, again an antique.  Doesn't it look like a quilt you would see at a Modern Quilting guild?

For those of us who started quilting in the 1950s - 70s, we can see the old patterns being revived as "new", names changed on the patterns and sometimes new settings. 
 

19 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Old patterns are returning. New settings as you say ans new color combinations, but if you look at the elements they are revived. Chris

Quiltdivajulie said...

You are not alone in this line of thinking!

Debbie said...

You are so right. Reading a "modern" quilt article, I keep wondering why are they trying to reinvent the wheel. We were doing this in the 80s.....and repeating earlier versions.
I am intrigued by the diagonal setting of rectangles. I may need to try one of them. Please share any pointers and tips you have discovered from your work.

patty a. said...

This just goes to show that many of the modern quilters have not studied the history of the subject they are "discovering".

Diana from SC said...

The second picture I believe is called a zipper pattern now. I enjoy your blog daily. Have a relaxing day.

LynneP said...

I agree with the other people's posts. Many patterns/designs/ideas that modern quilters have discovered-I did 20+ years ago.
Sure do enjoy reading your blog every morning! Thanks for writing it.

Gene Black said...

I don't think that there are many - if any- new quilt patterns. I laugh when I see patterns for sale that are classics and freely available elsewhere.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Good morning Wanda, The old saying "Everything old becomes new again" is very evident in your pictures. It stands to reason that there are just so many ways you can cut and place fabric to make designs, but more colors and names are definitely available these days. Enjoy your day.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I too have found that a lot of the so called "modern" patterns that are being published in new quilt books are actually old and some are claiming them as their designs. I don't have any old quilt magazines right now but you almost always find a pattern in some of these old magazines that are "new" now. I really like that first photo that you show.

sharon said...

thank you for posting the pictures, I keep thinking what goes round comes round, fabrics are new but patterns are classic...love them all

Lynn Dykstra said...

Ladies Circle quilt magazine was the best--the writing was at a high level and they found very interesting quilts to photograph.

donaleen said...

That red one is going to stick in my head.... I've been thinking about doing something along those lines. Thanks for the inspiration.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Yes indeed, they do keep turning up with new names! You don't even have to be an antique quilt to be seen in different places with different names. Isn't it fun to see them in all their incarnations!

O'Quilts said...

yes and sometimes in new books with new prices...oh well...

Needled Mom said...

It's really fun to see the older patterns again. I remember so many of them. Does that mean I am old????

Nann said...

Ladies' Circle Patchwork Quilts, I believe? I have gotten back issues at book sales and thrift shops. LCPS had good articles (Carter Houck, for example). OTOH, the old issues of Quilt magazine were set up strangely. There would be pictures of quilts in the front, then an "index of patterns" that had only the pattern pieces and a sketch of the block (in black and white). No suggestion of how to combine blocks, or any suggestion of borders.
Nowadays quilt magazines have patterns designed to showcase specific fabric lines.

HollyM said...

I don't know how you do it! I'd need to take more than a days rest. You are very productive. Interesting to see all those patterns. They do certainly seem to resemble a lot of the 'modern' patterns.

Kevin the Quilter said...

You are so right Wanda! Several modern quilters think they are re-inventing the wheel.......the proof is in the pudding!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps some are influenced by the past as Marianne Fons often says she is, but even if they are, they are not attributing the "designing" to the original designer. I guess when the copyright runs out, then you are free to use it as your own???