Quilt Projects - Innovative Designs
Marian B Gallian and Yvette
Stash Books (distributed
in the UK by Search Press)
1 April 2016/ ISBN 9781617450853
by Rachel A Hyde
favorite block, sixteen projects based on it in a marriage of
traditional and modern styles. This book is also dedicated to
summer and all the projects (bar one Christmas variation) reflect
the author’s love of long lazy days, flowers and sunlight.
There are some lovely quilts and pillows in this colorful book,
inspired by things like cotton candy, flowers, lily pads on
a pond, fuzzy caterpillars and leaves falling at the end of
summer. Improvers and intermediate level quilters will find
all the instructions and diagrams they need in here, complete
with templates to cut out at the back and a list of what you
need. There are several pages with staged photographs showing
some of the skills you require and the whole book is very well
laid out. By this I mean that the print is of a good size and
there is space between each stage, often accompanied by diagrams.
This gives the book an uncluttered look that makes the projects
less daunting, especially as none of the steps are too involved
so the work progresses in easy stages. Each project has a whole
page photograph of the finished item shown in a sunlit location,
details about its inspiration and a list of materials. Finished
item size and block sizes are given along with a skill level
(beginner, confident beginner and intermediate in progression).
There are block diagrams in color and a page sized photograph
of the finished item shown flat and in some cases photographic
steps too. This is a great book for any quilter with a bit of
basic experience who wants to make up an attractive project
and learn more skills while they do it.
If you cannot find a good range of quilting materials locally
for a list of suppliers.
|UK Reviewer: Rachel
Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular
Crafts and other magazines.