Saturday, April 09, 2011

Ruby McKim's 101 Patchwork Patterns

I was poking around looking for a copy of Ruby McKim's original book, One Hundred and One Patchwork Patterns and found that an online version has been created at the website
by the youngest granddaughter of Ruby Short McKim, Merrily McKim Tuohey.

It's fun to read through the introductory sections on quiltmaking and notice how much has (or has not) changed in 80 years. 

You can download all the patterns--templates are provided for ALL of them.  Since the advent of the rotary blade and rulers, the modern quilter probably wouldn't use templates to create most of these blocks, but it's a great resource for hand piecers.

I think the Strawberry block would be fun to handpiece (and easier than machine sewing it).


Miki Willa said...

What a treasure this is. Thank you so much for sharing it. I look forward to looking through all the patterns.

floribunda... aka Julie said...

please let's NOT use that one for the block lotto! (LOL)

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