Scrap Quilts: The Art of Making Do



Author: Roberta Horton

Antique scrap quilts can be the most humble of quilts and, at the same time, the most complicated of all quilts to understand. Roberta Horton shows her techniques for making a scrap quilt, including how to free-hand cut shapes for a folk-art look. A selection of block patterns is provided, with possibilities for pieced, pieced-and-appliqued, and folk-art scrap quilts. Roberta shares advice on the interaction of fabrics within a quilt and how to choose just the right blocks. Unpretentious and honest – and, at the same time, beautitful – old quilts give today’s quilters inspiration for coloration, composition, and fabric usage.

Published: 1998