Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Welsh Quilting Pattern and Design Handbook... A bit more info

I thought I'd provide a little information about The Welsh Quilting Pattern & Design Handbook that I put together in 1999 for my students. 


It isn't a fancy publication and the one in the picture is well worn.  There are 79 pages of drawings and notes about how different patterns were marked.



This photo show a page where I try to explain how I divide space up, mark the double lines and then divide and mark double line again.  In the Handbook, I used the term 'outlining' for the marking of the second but I think the word 'echo' might better explain how the second line 'echoes' the first.  One of the things you have to decide is which side of the first line you wish to mark the echoing line.  Mark them all the same... for instance, if you have marked the lines that divide the outer border on the outside when you start, mark all the lines the same on the other sides of the design.  But, if you make a mistake, the world won't come to a crashing end.

These pages are about marking motifs and tips for folding paper to make templates.
 
 
These pages show how I divide up border for filling with different patterns.  The left page shows the basic division of the border space and the right page shows the divided area of the border filled with repeating patterns and motifs.
 
The Handbook isn't like a book off the shelf at the quilt shop but it seems to get people started and when you've become good at looking closely to Welsh quilts, it'll help you see how the designs were divided up and the patterns were marked.  
 
May the Welsh quilts capture your imagination.


12 comments:

  1. I love this Handbook. I can't say that've actually made a quilt using it but it is full of inspiration and I like the techniques you cover. I pull it off my shelf every now and then and just look thru it. You did a great job!

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  2. Is this booklet available for purchase? I would love to acquire one :)

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  3. Yes I would like to purchase one also.

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  4. I do think you do outstanding work and from what I have read about your book and what I have seen you explain here on your blog. I have no doubt if you did re-print this book you would have enough purchasers to cover the reprints and then some. If you ever do, I hope I know as I will definitely buy one.
    Thank you for all you share.

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  5. I would be willing to purchase one if it were made available. I would also be interested if an electronic version were available instead of only a paper version - if it were scanned into a PDF or Kindle document, for example.

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  6. This is amazing! Would make a great resource.

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  7. I would be very interested in a copy of your book. I am from Canada But I could find a friend to send it to in the lower 48 states please E-mail me and I we can work out the details. I am so excited ( as my granddaughter would say.
    Sew long for now
    twrow@wispernet.ca

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  8. Yes I agree outstanding work. I to work love to purchase a copy asap. I live in Canada, please e-mail on the details. Thank you.
    sheilamartyniuk@gmail.com

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  9. Yes I agree outstanding work. I to work love to purchase a copy asap. I live in Canada, please e-mail on the details. Thank you.
    sheilamartyniuk@gmail.com

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  10. Yes I agree outstanding work. I to work love to purchase a copy asap. I live in Canada, please e-mail on the details. Thank you.
    sheilamartyniuk@gmail.com

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  11. Yes I agree outstanding work. I to work love to purchase a copy asap. I live in Canada, please e-mail on the details. Thank you.
    sheilamartyniuk@gmail.com

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  12. I would love to purchase this book if it is available. Or even as a download? Would you please email me? thedavisfolk@gmail.com
    Your work is lovely and I am eager to learn new techniques! Thank you!
    - Moriah Davis

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