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Friday, February 10, 2012

Bird of Paradise

For fans of the Bird of Paradise quilt,  also known as The Civil War Brides quilt, there is now a book!  I received a supply of these today.  They are by Karen Mowery, and contain beautiful photos and full size patterns.  I will have them on my website a little later today, but I am keeping one for myself!
There is a whole blog devoted to this quilt, and a great following.  I plan not to get caught up in it, but it is almost irresistible.


There were a few other books in the box that I am a bit excited about. "History Repeated" by Betsy Chutchian and Carol Staehle, of the 19th Century Patchwork Divas, in Texas; "Confederates in the Cornfield", by Edie McGinnis;  and finally a favourite topic - "Stars!A Study of 19th Century Star Quilts"

this one I LOVE!  There is no pattern for this one, but I think I could work it out myself.  There are patterns for many other star quilts.  I think it is the colour first that attracted me, and the simplicity of it.   I will have to get some more of these books, so I get to keep one for myself!

3 comments:

  1. Oh I have all of those great books except the Stars book. I'll have to check into it. I do love star quilts.

    I plan on making the Bird of Paradise quilt from Karen's wonderful book. I'll be taking my time with it, I am sure. It's just a favorite of mine!

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  2. Such lovely books! I have seen the Stars book around and thought it would be a great addition. I only have the 'History Repeated' book, and there are some gorgeous quilts in there, there is one that has been calling my name for a while LOL! But I need to finish up some of what I have already started!!!

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  3. I'm so glad I waited to make the quilt. The blocks in A Bountiful Life are square like the original Bird of Paradise and the pattern also includes the original borders.
    History Repeated is also a wonderful book with lots of inspiration.

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