Last night I finished the last of my major teaching duties and am greatly looking forward to cleaning out my studio this morning and getting organized for a new project….. probably a quilt for a friend’s wedding coming up in December.
But, last night, after the Trapunto class had ended, one of the participants pointed out a book in the Quilt Shop and asked if I had seen it before. It is called “Sophisticated Stitches” by Don Linn and is a collection of really cool quilting designs.
These designs are not the classic feathers, wreaths and other standard patterns, but are wonderful contemporary designs. You could make a beautiful Whole-cloth quilt just using the designs here….who knows, I might just do that!!
Here is a scan of one of his ideas……
The designs could be used for quilting, applique, or embroidery, and would be wonderful worked as a trapunto pattern!!!
There are 66 quilt patterns in the book, with ideas for how to combine them to make other designs. I am looking forward to spending some time with this book and see what transpires.
Have a good (and quilty) weekend.