Cranberry Collection. Quilts for Christmas or Any Season. Brackman & Menaugh.
Full-size patterns for 5 traditional quilts.Pieced. Appliqued
24 pages. New Book, First printing. Paperback. Sunflower Pattern Co-operative. 2005.
A collection of classic quilt designs with full-size patterns for 5 projects, how-to for machine applique and history notes about American Christmas festivities. Patterns are both pieced and appliqued.
Barbara will autograph this book and dedicate it as you like.
Among America’s favorite traditions are Christmas celebrations and making quilts, two customs increasingly linked as the years go by. There is no more extravagant a gift than a homemade quilt, a joy for both giver and receiver, and many families celebrate the season with a special quilt for the bed or the wall.
Nineteenth-century quiltmakers loved the palette we think of as Christmas colors. Their best applique quilts were usually made of red and green with a touch of gold for accent. We offer here a variety of pieced and appliqued quilts drawn from antique examples, updated to today’s cotton prints--- cranberry reds, cedar greens, butternut golds, ivories, eggnogs and nutmeg tans. You also get a glimpse into old-fashioned American Christmas celebrations from long-ago letters.
The quilts and the color schemes, of course, don’t have to be just for Christmas. The collection offers a year-round celebration of American quilt traditions.
The book includes five different quilts, full templates, and basic sewing instructions
Projects -Barkley's Birds by Deb Rowden -Christmas Morning Star by Karla Menaugh -Abiding Joy by Karla Menaugh -Cranberries & Cardinals by Jean Stanclift -Red Bird, White Snow by Barbara Brackman