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If you have the book that looks like the quilt I showed in my photo I would be very grateful if you would please loan it to me.
I cannot find it anywhere .... it is as if it has been banished or "vanished" because of the politically incorrect title and it is the pattern I truly want to make.
The book I was sold is the third edition. The quilt on the cover of my booklet is not nearly pretty as the one in this photo. Does your book's cover have the nice block of teal and white HSTs? If it does would you trust me enough to play long-distance lending library so I could photocopy it on my HP printer? I will gladly cover postage both ways.
Yes indeed my dear Jane has started and stopped more often then it’s been on! That being said, I am challenging myself to get the top together - not by Christmas, but into new year!
Just a comment about those 1/8 and 7/8 measurements!
whenever I see them, I look to see of they are for making HST and QST. And if so, I round up, cut the larger size , make my blocks and trim them to size! Just my comment!
I will try to find it when I get back from out of town, but it may be a while before I find which box it's in.
In the meantime, it looks like Amazon has one for around $21. And it's the Second Edition. I heard that there was an error in the First Edition, but I don't know anything specific about that.
Well, I looked on my bookshelf and it was not there, which means that it is in a box of books that I have not yet unpacked. I will try to figure out which one, but it will likely be a while.
Another idea - have you tried Interlibrary Loan? I was trying to find the ISBN number, but never did. But in looking, I found another one for sale for $28.
Jonna, sadly both of those links you found for me show the same booklet that I already own.
The title of the booklet says "Gypsy Wife" but the artwork shows the design of "Wayfarer's Wife" the redesigned pattern. For some reason the Australian designer is selling the booklet under two different titles ...
Thank you, Ellen!
That is a very valuable comment and I certainly will remember that gem!
My brain has been whirring over the idea that the author changed the name of her book and the design as well. Then there's the fact that I cannot seem to locate the original title and design ...
Just annoys the dickens out of me.
When I was a youngster growing up and my dad's company transferred him with every little promotion my parents explained the whole idea of us packing up the household goods and moving as a good thing. They tried to make me feel cheerful about leaving my school and my friends behind as we loaded things in the car and the moving truck as a new adventure; they sometimes joked about us being Kresge gypsies as we moved on to a new apartment in the next city.
Would you believe that I held my goldfish Knuckles O'Toole in a half-empty tall goldfish bowl in my lap from Cincinnati then to Lexington and then to Buffalo and one more time to Rochester telling him that we were going on a big adventure each time? (That goldfish was named for my mother's favorite honky-tonk piano player and the fish eventually died of old age.)
So to my mind being a gypsy was someone who lived an adventurous life, moving hither and yon, goldfish and all. When did the concept of gypsy being culturally insensitive rear its ugly head? Guess it is a 21st century thing.
Anyhow, I think I am going to make my version of the Gypsy Wife quilt into something I will call The Kresge Kid Life.
I can create quilt blocks for Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and New York .... and perhaps some farm ideas (Barn Door) and city ideas and occupations .... heaven knows what other crazy ideas will pop into this goofy mind of mine.
After reading some of the Amazon reviews of Jen's book I am wondering what I let myself in for.
It is a good thing I am not a novice quilter.