Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vintage Thursday Thingie: 1970 Modern Patchwork

I've blogged about this 1970 book before on VTT (back in 2008-you can see it here) and showed the oh so groovy patchwork clothing-today I'm going to treat you to the quilts.

Yesterday, while looking at blogs I came across the Modern Quilt blog where they're having an interesting discussion on what is a modern quilt. One writer showed this book and I think its very true-alot of these quilty ideas look like many quilts being made today.
Here's the back cover...a bit dreary except for that hot purple pillow....
but look at this wonderful quilt-it really does look like something new and modern! And its aqua!
This is a drawing of a possible quilt-I think I'd like to make this and the black, white and orange is perfect for today's quilts.
How about a hot pink optical illusion quilt...do you see those circles? Remember those pictures with the hidden picture...I was like that guy in "Mall Rats"-I could never see them!
But this has to be the best idea and one that we have all seen done in fabric all over quilty blogland! Have you noticed that the drawings in this book are so 1970-orange, hot pink and green!
Now if you don't think you'd make a quilt or a groovy skirt like on the cover-don't despair-this may be just for you!


Want to see more vintage treasures-hop on over to Coloradolady-she's hosting VTT.

33 comments:

Postcardy said...

I think that today the 1970s "modern" seems less modern than the quilting from the 1930s.

Muddling Through said...

My grandmother told me when I was a teenager that what was high fashion then had been high fashion when she was younger, and that everything comes back, just in a little different form. She was a great one for holding on to things and re-using them.

LV said...

A perfect blog for me today. I love any kind of quilt.

P. said...

Far out! I agree with you--I'd love to try that black/white/orange number!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

That's soooo Grooooovy! I wasn't quilting in the 70's, but sure do remember those fabrics. They made a big comeback when Stack N Whack was the rage in the 90's as they were perfect for the requirements for that. Enjoyed this post so much.

ClassyChassy said...

It was fun looking at the quilts but one of them made me dizzy - I think it was the circles one!

Jeanne said...

I love old quilt magazines, actually I love pretty much any old magazines. They are so much fun to page thru and the ads are something else. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

WOW, I am a quilter, and these are so dated! Very cool.

Jocelyn
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GardenofDaisies said...

I have to squint to see the circles! :-)
Cool quilts from '70!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

wow aren't those 70s patchwork & quilting designs 'out there' they certainly weren't afraid of mixing it all up back then lol!!

what a fun & happening decade it was too!!

Diann said...

Hi Miri!

What fun! I remember my mom making me a totally groovy and far out quilted jacket with matching purse when I was around 7 years old. It was avocado green and gold. I loved it! LOL

Have a wonderful day!

Heather said...

I've not seen this book before, though I am sure I must have a knitting book that would rate similar

Tammy said...

Excellent vintage quilting patterns. Have you made any of the patterns in the magazine?

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I just love quilts! Thanks for showing these retro yet modern quilt projects.

Ulla said...

The black, white and orange quilt reminds me of the big prints of the 70's fabrics.

knutsel Rein said...

Wonderful post, thanks for sharing!

Mrs. P. said...

I remember the ladies group in our church making quilts and having tham all set up for quilting in the basement (this is where my obsession for quilting came from) in the 1970's.....I sure don't remember quilts looking that the ones in your book. They must have been more old-fashioned, lol.

Your book is a wonderful find!

Blessings!
Gail

Vonlipi said...

Very nice post. I love those quilts!

Thanks for sahring :)

Lee said...

those quilts are way cool! I like the pink and black one the most, could see that in red and black now.

colorchic said...

I love the black, white & orange quilt. The colors really pop!

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oooh I love that aqua quilt with the little whales on it- adorable!

Micki said...

I love that aqua quilt, and never made one in that colours.
Micki

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Wow, quilting to me looks so hard and precise! Im in awe of anyone who does that!

Ann Creek said...

Love your post today. My grandmother and mom has made a few quilts. My grandmother made one with pieces of all of her kids clothes after they were handed down. I have that one.
Ann
Tin and sparkle

Terrace Crawford said...

Nothing like a good throwback.

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Jennifer said...

I like that chair!

Coloradolady said...

How fun was this post. I love all the colors and wish I had a quilt made like this! Happy VTT!

Debbie said...

Thanks for showing some of the "modern" patchwork ideas. I love the variety that can be seen in quilts these days.

Marina said...

I just love the aqua quilt!!!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

That aqua quilt would be so cute for a little boy's nursery! Thanks for sharing!

Blessings, Grace

Troy said...

I think my mom may have had that book. The cover looks very familiar, like a picture I remember from my childhood.

That optical illusion quilt could give a person a headache just looking at it, I wonder what it would do sleeping under it?

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Mim said...

OMG - I think I have that book in my collection somewhere - wow!!!

eilandkind/islandchild said...

such pretty patterns, lovely. Thanks for sharing.