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SKILL LEVEL: EASY / INTERMEDIATE
PAGES: 240 PLUS PAPER TEMPLATES
PUBLISHED: APRIL 2008
Victory Quilts represents a look back in history to the 1940's and life on the home front during the War years. This Sampler Quilt offers patterns and techniques for 20 blocks, each one representing a slice of history with a story to tell.
The blocks are traditional patterns, popular during that era and each one a symbolic remembrance: Sky Rocket recognizes the tragic bombing of Pearl Harbor; Broken Sugar Bowl brings to mind rationing during the War; Signal Light recalls air raid warnings; Army Star honors our Armed Services.
Along with strip piecing, Eleanor teaches her techniques for squaring up triangle pieced squares, applique, flying geese patches, Y seams, and much more. Make a Sampler Quilt "set on point" or straight set. Each method is clearly explained and has step by step illustrations in full color. Ribbon and swag borders are explained in detail and add unique interest to the quilt projects. Same block repeat patterns are included in addition to a tablerunner.
Victory Quilts contains yardage and cutting charts for several quilt sizes and the blocks can be made in either 12" or 6" finished sizes. The book has over 200 pages and includes traceable templates. Eleanor also shares a recipe for Sugarless Cake, a popular treat in wartime when sugar was rationed.
Take a step back in history to the greatest generation and stitch your quilt in memory of those long gone days!
Patterns include: Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie, Silent Star, Fala, Comfort Quilt, 1941 Nine-Patch, Radio Windmill, Sky Rocket, Contrary Wife,
Star Spangled Banner, Broken Sugar Bowl, Signal Lights, Stars and Stripes, Army Star, Propeller, Airplane, Hope of Hartford, Liberty Star, Victory Block, Bride's Bouquet, Brave World.