your own quilt using the foundation piecing method, and have
fun decorating the seams with embroidery, beads, sequins and
more. There are twenty-seven fancy blocks and fifty-six seams
to use for your quilt, all making up into a pattern of diamonds.
is not a beginner’s book but there is plenty of information
for fairly novice quilters, including several pages of which
fabrics to choose and a guide to seam decoration materials.
There are sensible tips for washable options, and the author
wisely keeps to the more affordable and easily sourced items.
Learn about different types of thread, ribbon and floss, and
how to attach sequins, beads and buttons in attractive ways.
was impressed by the author’s advice on making the right
choices for a washable, affordable and long wearing quilt.
Also included are some instructions on basic embroidery and
ribbon stitches, although the author remarks that these are
kept to a minimum due to the availability elsewhere of stitch
diagrams for beginners. There are fuller instructions with
photographs and diagrams for assembling blocks, making up
the quilt and more, including ideas for spring and autumn
palettes and a printable color-in blank for planning your
quilt, an excellent idea I hadn’t seen elsewhere. The
rest of the book contains life-size full page blocks. On one
page is a photograph of the finished block, and facing it
is an actual size traceable pattern of the block, plus a small
colored diagram with letter codes for each motif, relating
to a list of stitches and embellishments. At the back of the
book is a useful list of websites selling the various items,
but this is just for US use.
is a lovely book filled with ideas for crazy quilted seams
and blocks whether you want to make the featured quilt or
you cannot find a good range of embroidery and quilting materials
locally try www.searchpress.com
for a list of suppliers