Classic Quilts was inspired by traditional patchwork designs and adapted for a wide variety of projects using four 3-1/2â€ quilt motifs plus borders. These versatile small designs can be worked as ornaments, box tops or combined into pictures. The cover photos show how one color combination can be worked on several different colors of #18 mono canvas for surprisingly different results; models were shown on brown, black, dark green, eggshell and pink canvas. Additional color combinations are offered in the instructions.
Classic Quilts were stitched with DMC floss, DMC metallic and Kreinik Fine (#8) Braid; suggestions for substituting Anchor floss, Au Ver a Soie and Caron silks are included. These designs combine areas of solid satin stitches with openwork that allows the canvas to show through and an interesting technique that uses gold metallic top-stitching to mimic quilting lines and a running stitch border that looks like couched ribbon.