Parson Gray Trade Quilts
Often described as "folk modern", the textiles of Parson Gray celebrate a bygone era as they lend rugged romance to these signature quilts. Using vibrant colors and quirky effects, designer David Butler shares his deep knowledge of early American trade quilts and Native American blankets to help quilters create quilts that bring casual comfort and fabulous style to the contemporary home or office. From the simplest Navajo Blanket Quilt to the Carpetbagger with its more challenging piecework, each gorgeous quilt uses techniques to distress vintage fabrics and recycled materials in new ways. Try coffee staining some white muslin to create the skull and crossbones on the Skeleton Crew quilt. A little sandpaper gives the Arrow Quilt a distinctly antique look. With graphically striking designs, clear step-by-step instructions, and dozens of diagrams and templates, this collection is full of ideas and how-tos for sewing blankets and quilts that will become modern heirlooms.
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