Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kansas Troubles

Remember Mission Valley plaids? They were everywhere for a time. I don't know if they are still in business as I haven't seen them for quite some time. This quilt on my church pew rack was made from those and an antique muslin. I saw this in the American Patchwork and Quilting magazine when it was in it's first year or two of publication, and made it pretty much like they did. At the time, I was planning on it being a bed sized quilt, but I hadn't been quilting for long and had a little trouble with all of those points. I decided that a smaller size would suffice!

And, speaking of American Patchwork and Quilting, I just love that magazine. They seem to be the only one still out there that respects traditional quilters. Vicki and I have often bemoaned the fact that there isn't an Antique Quilts magazine. McCalls used to have a quarterly one, but they stopped publication after just a few years. Thank goodness for the wonderful books that are still being printed, especially the state books. And, the internet, and all of you out there who share their wonderful collections with us all!

11 comments:

Lori said...

Very sweet! My friends and talk about the magazines too and how AP&Q seems to be the lone one that portrays traditional quilts anymore.
I lvoe your photos above the quilt. Are they ancestors?

Taryn said...

I like the colors and fabrics in your quilt. It is a timeless pattern. I appreciate the burst in bloggers that enjoy traditional quilting patterns and fabrics and am grateful for the inspiration.

Christine said...

Beautiful, I too love traditional quilting and my favorite Magazine is AP & Q too, glad we can get it here in Australia.

cheers
Christine

Karen said...

I love plaids in a quilt! Plaids used to be very plentiful but not so much any more.

Janet said...

Your quilt looks great on the rack. I couldn't agree more about the magazine and I love the traditional quilts too.

Rita said...

I totally agree with you about American Patchwork and Quilting....it's my favorite quilting magazine. Your quilt is beautiful.

Ginny Worden said...

I was just looking at that pattern today, thinking that is still on my to-do list.Someday.....ah. Yours is lovely, thanks for sharing.

riverhaven7 said...

Add another amen to your observation about American Patchwork & Quilting. I still have every issue, although space is running out for my collection(s)!!!!!!

Janet said...

Your plaid and muslin quilt looks wonderful. I love the Kansas Troubles block. Fellow bloggers are the best for inspiration - how did we ever manage without the internet? :0)

Vivian said...

My magazine subscriptions come and go. Some I let expire and then I try a different magazine. I have two constant magazines -- American P&Q and Fons and Porter. I totally agree about AP&Q being a reliable source for traditional ideas.

Are those relatives in the photos above your lovely quilt?

Jan said...

I see that I'm not alone in my magazine opinions! To answer about the old photos above the quilt, no, they are not relatives. Three of the pics have quilts in them. I'll share some close-ups in an upcoming post.