Quilting is one of the most beautiful traditions out there. If you ask a number of quilters how they get started, they will be able to tell you a special story about how they learned from someone close to them. It’s touching to see how such a life-changing learning experience can translate into how a person quilts. This is part of what makes Cynthia Tomaszewski’s Quilting Those Flirty 30s a book that will touch readers on many different levels. Not only are there a series of delightful patterns inspired by the quilting styles of the 1930s, but also a personal look into the author’s quilting roots that creates a magical nostalgic feel that takes this beyond the average quilting guide.
The book’s introduction sets the tone immediately. Instead of introducing quilting techniques or patterns, Tomaszewski talks about her great Aunt Christie and how quilting had been passed down through five generations. I found that this gave everything that came afterwards a more personal feel. The author very much values the tradition of quilting, and shows an extensive knowledge of the 30s style that readers will easily pick up on with her helpful explanations of everything from the most popular elements of designs to the fabric options.
You can be sure that the patterns you’ll be quilting will have an authentic look with the series of projects and templates included. This is also a great book for quilters who like to work on projects other than quilts, as there are plenty of cute kitchen crafts and wearable to work on. There are even delicious homemade cookie recipes included with every pattern to expand on that feeling of nostalgia the book provides for many.
If you’re ready to take a trip back in time through your quilting (and your baking!), then Quilting Those Flirty 30s would make an invaluable part of your quilting book library. The editors at FaveQuilts enjoyed this work so much that we’d like to share that joy with one lucky winner of our latest giveaway! You have until the 4th of June to enter to win a copy of Quilting Those Flirty 30s with 11 quilt patterns complete with templates and bonus cookie recipes.