Amish Abstractions Book

Two years ago I went to see an Amish quilts exhibit at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. Photography was not allowed and money was tight so I did not buy the exhibit catalog. I’ve been kicking myself ever since, and finally broke down and bought it last week.

All of the originals of these photos are much larger, so click on any of them to go to Flickr to see blown up versions and more details. It’s worth it!

Cover
Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

Center Diamond Variations
Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

Bars Variations – the first with really detailed quilting and the second with quilting in a simple diagonal grid pattern.
Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

Log Cabin – this quilt had over 6000 pieces. Each log cabin BLOCK is only 2 INCHES square!
Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

Detail of Log Cabin quilt above
Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

Fun use for some 9-patch blocks (maybe some of mine??)
Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

Dynamic 36 Patch Variation
Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

Love this striped crib quilt!
Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

A little improvisational kind of piecing.
Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

Loved this Roman Stripe variation the moment I saw it!
Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

These two eye-catching quilts are made using the same bow tie block. Amazing!
Amish Quilt from DeYoung Exhibit in 2010

If you like a little quilt eye candy every now and then, you’ll love this book! I think it’s the perfect complement to my Gee’s Bend book!

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1 comment to Amish Abstractions Book

  • Wow, I think I love this book too! Looks very inspirational, with a lot of great designs. I especially love that design on the cover. I love how simple their work is yet so many people latch on to that style. Thanks for sharing!

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