This excellent mix of history and quilt projects is the Triplett sisters' third book based off the Poos Collections, a large, privately held gathering of quilts and textiles managed by the authors. The sisters chose to focus on indigo, because, they claim, blue is the most popular color, and indigo is "the king of that color." Through most research focuses on India's role in Indigo cultivation, the Tripletts instead pay honorable–thought admittedly circumstantial–attention to Africa's links to the dye. The first section addresses transfer of indigo dye to the Americas beginning in the late 15th century, carried by people whom the Portuguese enslaved for the their knowledge of growing indigo and weaving indigo textiles. The second section highlights antique quilts from the Poos Collection, an album including a gorgeous pieced quilt with intricate feather stitching and a LeMoyne Star block quilt with quilted flowers skillfully stitched with "ghost" blocks. The Tripletts' style is scholarly and readable; the pictures are stunning and seductive, and the book finishes off with five indigo design projects for the mid-level-to-expert quilter.
Timeless Designs in Blue and White
The beauty of Indigo quilts is undeniable. Step inside the Poos Collection of quilts, one of the largest privately held collections in the world. Explore the origins of the fiber and fabric presented by two members of the American Quilt Study Group. Featuring stunning quilts circa 1750 to 1890, this collection of blue-and-white beauties will inspire you to make gorgeous quilt projects using present day Indigo or reproduction fabrics.
• 25 stunning antique quilts from one of the world’s largest privately held quilt and textile collections
• Appliqué and patchwork! 5 beautiful projects inspired by antique quilts
• Photographic history of indigo’s origins in textiles, from Africa to America
• Authors Lori Lee Triplett and her sister, Kay Triplett, received the Lucy Hilty Research Grant and the Meredith Scholar Award for their research work on indigo
120p + pattern pullout, color
8.5 x 11
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