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Book Review Tuesday: Zakka Style

This week, I chose an oldie but a goodie. This book and the sew along,  came out and were finished, before I was quilting and sewing (late 2012). A friend, needed pot holders for Christmas (which I just finished today…shhh). I think my new motto will have to start being “Better late than never” :-). Anyway, perfect opportunity to review the book….

Review

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Title: “Zakka Style: 24 Projects Stitched with Ease to Give, Use & Enjoy”
Author: Compiled by Rashida Coleman-Hale
Publisher: C&T Publishing
ISBN:  978-1-60705-416-0

This was a hard book to review, not due to content; I kept comparing it to Patchwork, Please which is my favorite project book. Putting that aside….

Zakka Style is influence by the Japanese Zakka Design movement. As Rashida explains in the book Zakka loosely translates as “miscellaneous goods” or “sundries”. Her introduction to the style and how she came up with the idea of the book, was down to earth and a great way to start the book.

The projects overall are a good collection of work. I could see how these projects would make a great sew along or be great for a guild/bee community for swaps.

Each project has been written by a different person. I loved the introductions and write ups of each person, as it made you feel that you knew them a little.  I found each project to have very good, clear instructions for materials, cutting and instructions. The photos for each project were of a high quality.

UPDATE: Errata’s for this book can be found here http://www.ctpub.com/client/client_pages/errata/10824.cfm

I have to say the natural linen aesthetic, which many of the projects included, is a favorite look of mine, so many of the projects appealed. I may not make them all, but I bookmarked 11/24 projects I would like to make; and an additional 2 that I liked the idea but I would change it up. The projects that appealed to me were:

  • Zig Zag Tote – I can use this as a tote swap item in my guild or a bee/swap party.
  • Zakka Pincushion – Again great for a swap or a gift in any quilt alongs/swaps you are doing
  • Sewing Kit – I just need one of these, especially for travelling
  • Patchwork Pencil Case – would make a great party favor for a kid’s birthday
  • Rain Cloud Mug Rug – Christmas presents for colleagues at work.
  • Zakka Block Quilt – A great baby shower gift or a great idea for someone who is just starting out quilting
  • Stem Messenger Bag – I love the look of this project and think its great. I wish I had one when I was a university (eons ago).
  • Zip Organizer – I think this would be one of my favorite projects, that I would use at work all the time for meetings etc. Great use of all my Echino fabrics I have.
  • Pot holders – Great gift idea for family or friends.
  • Little Pocket Pillow Case – this is so appropriate as my son just lost his first tooth….I wish I had made him one of these already.
  • Pleated Coin Purse – Love this it is similar to the one I made for a friend’s birthday last year. I probably used this as an idea. I would make myself one of these though.

The two projects, I like the idea of:

  • Sweet Sugar Cookie Sacks – I think I will be making the bags of this project, up next Christmas, as little chocolate/cookie bags. I love the idea and think I can repurpose the pattern to make it me.
  • Nesting Boxes – I like the idea of these. I would probably use the dimensions but completely change-up the design of these. Maybe use them to as scrap bins or kid storage bins.

If this book was to be re-published, the only thing I would change, is how the patterns at the back are delivered. I do not like to photo copy the patterns from the book, especially if they require enlarging (ie. 200%). It would be great if patterns, were provided either on cd or I could enter a code online and download the pdf’s.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading through the projects, and working out who I can gift things to :-). Don’t be surprise, if you are a secret partner of mine in future, that something from this book sneaks it way into the parcel.

The overall rating for this book is:
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Project

As I mentioned above, I needed to make pot holders/trivets for a friend for Christmas. I had made these in the past. The requested colors were green, taupe and red, as before. I did want something a little different this time, so I went with the circular pot holders in Zakka Style.

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I loved how they turned out. I have to say I was a little intimidated by the circular nature of these however the pattern was easy to follow and I got a little help using a circular rotary cutter tool. The finished product is 8 1/2 in diameter.

Note: The book asks for the batting and the backing at 11 1/2 inches, to take into account the quitting. This was very generous, you could use smaller sizes here and save on fabric.

Potholder_Front Just in case you are interested, the fabrics that I used as strips were:

  • Japanese Green Vegetable fabric purchased on etsy. You can see it better in the first set of  pot holders.
  • Coffee – Words (Spoonflower designer: Studio Fibonacci)
  • Taupe Essex Linen (Fresh Modern Fabrics – Etsy)
  • Jungle Essex Linen (Originally purchased at Fresh Modern Fabrics – Etsy)
  • Retro Kitchenalia (Spoonflower designer Madex)
  • Coffee – Cup (Spoonflower designer: Studio Fibonacci)

Potholder_BackThe back of the pot holder I used the Taupe Essex Linen, and the binding is just pre-packaged binding from Joann’s.

The best thing about the project the circular potholders were a lot of fun to make, relatively quick and now I have no trepidation!!

Give-away

One brand new copy of Zakka Style will be given away, all you need to do is leave a comment on what kind of Zakka project you like (there are a lot on google.com).  Feel free to leave a link for pinterest or posts, so folks can check them out. There is a second chance to win if you are a follower, just leave a second comment. A winner will be chosen at random and announced next Tuesday 4th Feb after 6pm.

A disclaimer, all reviews and opinions of the books reviewed will be mine, unless otherwise stated. Please note, I may not respond to all comments due to volume and bandwidth.

Linking up with Lorna @ SewFresh Quilts for Let’s bee social (see button on right side menu) + Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday. This is also one of my Quarter Goals and linking to:
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Book Review (Tuesday): Quilting Line + Color

Finally, after almost three weeks, I feel well enough to get behind my sewing machine. First project up was completing my project for book review Tuesday (yes, it’s now Saturday). Better late than never!!

Review

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Title: “Quilting Line + Color: Techniques and Designs for abstract quilts”
Author: Yoshiko Jinzenji
Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
ISBN:  978-1-59668-333-4

There are quilting books/craft books that I really enjoy and love,  as the projects or blocks that they have in the book are so much fun to do and create.  Books like Patchwork please, Pillow Pop, or Vintage Quilt Revival are great examples of this.

This book, Quilting Line + Color, I found extraordinary. It is not so much a book to follow along, but a book that creates inspiration and opens the imagination on what could be. After flicking through the first pages, I had so many ideas on new projects and what I can try, giving me a new direction or extending where I want to go with quilting.

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(image from: A Sewing Journal)

The book has two parts; the gallery,  instructions and patterns.  The gallery is made up with quilt images of the most fantastic photography. Yes, I caressed the pages, oohed and ahhed. The images above are two of my favorite quilts in the book. I liked that:

  • The projects varied a lot
  • Most of them are appliqué based projects, an area I want to try out this year.
  • I loved the use of negative space in the projects
  • How fabric can be used, as we would similar do in framing an image for drawing/painting.

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(image from: A Sewing Journal)

The instruction section was detailed with photos, but not in a typical quilting/project way, I have got used too.  It does have a technique section for appliqué, however I think you could apply any technique you are used to using.

I have to say, I loved this book. It is definitely my favorite so far.
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Project

It was easy and difficult deciding on a project. I had so many ideas on where to start but I also knew instantly what I would love to try. I have been playing around with several ideas and this project pulled those all together:

  1. Borders and Line year-long project – what does that topic mean to me.
  2. The Pantone Quilt challenge using Radiant Orchid
  3. Obviously, the project for this book review.

I wanted to do something similar to left quilt in this image:
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This is my finished quilt top – “Hothouse of Orchids” (I think). I used appliqué for the complete top. The fabrics for the squares is Alison Glass Clover Sunshine (purchased from Westwood Acres), and the sashing is Kona Violet.
Hothouse_OrchidsI think I am leaving it like this, as I like the white space.  Yes, I think it is finished.

The original idea, however, was also to add thicker sashing around the edges. In this image I like the increase of color the thicker sashing offers.

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Let me know which one you prefer….I am being indecisive at this point. I still have time to add the thicker sashing before I quilt, or go on and leave it as in the first image :-).  Thanks for all the feedback on the post and on instagram…I am sticking with the thin lines and not using the thick sashing. Have a great weekend.

Give-away

One brand new copy of Quilting Line + Color will be given away, all you need to do is leave a comment on what recently has inspired you in your craft/quilting world and where would you want to take it. There is a second chance to win if you are a follower, just leave a second comment. A winner will be chosen at random and announced after 6pm next Friday.

A disclaimer, all reviews and opinions of the books reviewed will be mine, unless otherwise stated. Please note, I may not respond to all comments due to volume and bandwidth.

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

Gypsy Wife Quilt Along + Winner of Pillow Pop

Have you see the buzz around Gypsy Wife Pattern? Does this not look interesting and exciting?? Possibly a challenge or a great gift for next Christmas?

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Intrepid Threads and Amitie Textiles are both offering BOM’s (Block of the Month) for this quilt. I really want to do this pattern but I did not want to do a BOM, where fabric is provided as part of the price. The reason, simply is, I have enough fabric and I would like to make my own Gypsy Wife blocks with my current stash.

Talking with Kristel @ Work in Progress Girl and Daisy @ Ants to Sugar, they were both:

  1. Interested in this pattern (and have it already)
  2. Interested in making and following a group of folks who are also interested in making it, so we can meet and experience it with others.

As we were talking, we thought it would be fun to do a Quilt Along (Gypsy Wife Quilt Along). Details are still being worked out but the general idea will be:

  1. Join in with us, on flickr – Gypsy Wife QAL. Grab a button, if you want for your blog (see below).
  2. Schedule will be posted at the end of this week. Expect it to have a feature block and a couple of filler blocks per month. First month for blocks would be February and the final blocks to finish up in December.
  3. Buy your pattern, and select your fabric, in January.
  4. A link-up will be provided each month, where you can link-up a post or pictures (i.e. Blog is not necessary).

I bought my pattern @ Westwood Acres on Saturday, and it arrived yesterday (Monday). I have added additional online shops that offer the pattern for purchasing, to a post, on Flickr.

I am also, looking into getting a couple of give aways for folks that link-up, during the year.  If you are interested in participating in the giveaway’s, please send me an email: ml_wilkie@hotmail.com.

Here’s the button you can use and I hope to see y’all over on Flickr.

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Lastly, the winner of the Book Review Tuesday – Pillow Pop is:

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and #5 was Carol B. I will be sending you an email for your mailing address. Congratulations!!

Book Review Tuesday: Pillow Pop

Sorry this is so late today….I came down with the flu and have been feeling under the weather all day. I know…what a New Year’s Eve right ?? Anyway, after watching several episodes of Doctor Who, I am overcoming my cold to bring you one of my favorite books of 2013. I thought it a fitting way to see out the year.

Review

My two favorite books of 2013 would have to be Pillow Pop and Patchwork, please.

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Title: “Pillow Pop”
Author: Compiled by Heather Bostic
Publisher: C&T Publishing/Stash Books
ISBN:  978-1-60705-478-8

I love sewing pillows. They are a great project to practice your skills. They are quick projects which means you easily get finishes and a sense of accomplishment – great to put in between quilt finishes. Finally, they make great gifts!!

Pillow Pop has a fabulous collection of 25 pillow projects. The projects are all by different people, so that means there is something for everyone in this book. The projects are at varying skill levels and pillow sizes and provide you with plenty ideas for a guild pillow swap or gift for a friend.

Each project is well put together, with materials, cutting instructions, and block instructions. The projects have great accompanied pictures and layout, which make them appealing and easy to follow. At the end of the book, there is a chapter that covers various tips on how to finish of the pillow, and the techniques you may need for the project. For example, how to make HST (half square triangles) or put a zipper in or make an envelope back, the details are provided.

My only caution for the book is to make sure you check for corrections. The Metro project, for example, has at least two errors in measurements. This was frustrating and meant some rework and re-measurement, to ensure I was not going crazy some how misread the instructions (which of course can happen ;-)) .

As mentioned, the book offers 25 projects. Of which, I would like at some stage, to make at 12-15 of those. I think that is a great return of investment. For this reason and the enjoyment I have had in making a couple of the projects already,  I would give this book a rating of 4/5.
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Projects

I have made at two of the projects from the book so far. Both of which I had a lot of fun making and had the chance to practice different techniques.

Sea Spray:  This was made from the “Crystallized” pattern by Angela Mitchell’s (page 82). This was the my first attempt using HST and low volumes.

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The Metro: This project is one of the first in the book and is an easy, quick project. Great for beginners. I used this project to practice improvisational piecing (at least the fabric selection) + straight line quilting.

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I plan to make more of the patterns, as I just joined the Threadbias Pillow Pop Sew Along  (and yes it was in my plan ;-)). It would be great to see you all over there. It starts in January, and there are plenty of projects throughout the year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Give-away

One brand new copy of Pillow Pop will be given away, all you need to do is leave a comment on what is your favorite pillow pattern you have tried or your current favorite craft book. There is a second chance to win if you are a follower, just leave a second comment. A winner will be chosen at random and announced after 6pm next Tuesday.

A disclaimer, all reviews and opinions of the books reviewed will be mine, unless otherwise stated. Please note, I may not respond to all comments due to volume and bandwidth.

2014 – Looking forward

After reading Daisy’s post @ Ants to Sugar, instead of going a fabric diet, I am going to plan out my year (see: Amy’s post @ Badskirt on Curate) to control my fabric purchases and other aspects of my crafty doings.

So,  this post is to see what my year will look like. Take stock on what I am participating in. Also, take a look at my goals.

Goals (keeping it simple)

  • First off, I need to be realistic….I will be doing very well, if I can finish a quilt a month.  Luckily all of them, have more or less been started, so I think this is doable. I will be participating in “A Lovely Year of Finishes” to stay on track.
  • Host Book Review Tuesday every two weeks
  • New Project – Borders and lines (see below)
  • Attempt to be published in a quilting magazine
  • Teach a quilting class
  • Maintain posting a recipe per week

Balance + New Project

I was fascinated a while back, as one of the blogs I followed, posted about the Sketchbook Project, run by the Brooklyn Art Library. You receive a sketchbook and your job is to fill the pages on a given theme.  I was inspired by one of the themes, they had in the list “Borders and lines”.

To get balance back with the other art areas that I enjoy, I have decided to start a year long project to explore “Borders + Lines” in multitude of media. I plan to check in at a minimum once every two months to share what I have done.

The Plan

January February March
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  • Riley Blake Challenge Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased, Kona
    White needed)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  •  X & + Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased,
    including backing)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Publish Tapa Cloth Stars Paper Piecing Pattern
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in
  • Four Seasons in One Day
    Baby Quilt (one without buttons)
    (Fabric TBD)
  • SECRET PROJECT 1
    (Fabric Purchased – Grey Kona Solids)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Tutorial
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
April May June
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  • Attend Nashville Sew Down
  • Blocks and Patterns complete for
    Sample Block Mini Quilt
    (Fabric TBD)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in
  • Pullme, Pushme Mini Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased) 
  • Carolyn Friedlander Tree Mini
    Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased) 
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Natural Corridor Charity Quilt (Fabric Supplied)
  • NZ Birds Quilt
    (Use Stash)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in
July August September
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  • Pinky Bar Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Tutorial
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Chair Bags/ Chair Pockets (Fabric Purchased)
  • Sean’s Quilt (based on this quilt)
    (Fabric Purchased – Constellations)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in


  • Scrappy Trip Around the World
    (Fabric Purchased, True Colors…JD, HB, AMH)
  • SECRET PROJECT 2
    (Fabric Purchased if Botanics/ Fabric not
    purchased if Color me Happy, V and Co. )
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
October November DecembeR
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  •  Through the Shattered Looking Glass
    (Use Stash + Stash Bee Blocks, may need to
    purchase Kona Silver for background)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in
  • Orange/Grey King Size Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased, may need white sashing)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  •  Tula Pink City Sampler
    (Fabric Purchased)
  • Hexagon Lap Quilt
    (Use Stash)
  • Christmas Gifts
    (Fabric TBD)
  • iPad/iPhone Stands
    (Use Stash)
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in

What do you guys have planned for 2014? Have you made plans?

Book Review Tuesday + Giveaway Day: #2

This week I am moving Book Review Tuesday up a day, and including it in the Giveaway Day over @ Sew Mama Sew.

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway

Review

Today’s review is on the book Modern Bee.
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Title: “Modern Bee” – 13 quilts to make with friends
Author: Lindsay Conner
Publisher: C&T Publishing/Stash Books
ISBN:  978-1-60705-730-7

This book is a great reference guide, if you plan to join or run a virtual bee. I loved the focus in this book on the do’s and don’ts of a bee, and the details on what type of bees are available.

I recently joined my first bee. I followed the rules laid out by the organizer and made sure I posted my blocks on time. I did not know that there are specific etiquette’s expected though. Since reading this section, I now include a note in each of my blocks I send.

The book has a great layout, it is split into 3 sections starting with beginners, Confident Beginner and Intermediate blocks.  Each block is assigned a month in each of the sections.

  1. January, February, March, April = Beginner. The beginner blocks are indeed easy and a great start for all individuals.
  2. May, June, July, August = Confident Beginner. This section the blocks are getting more complex and accuracy is required. It has a lot of HST (Half Square Triangles) and alignment required for the pieces.
  3. September, October, November, December + Charity Quilt = Intermediate. Introduces some new skills like circles/curves, intricate/small piecing as well as nesting shapes.

For each month, the block selected has details and steps on how to make the block, as well as how to layout the full quilt. The measurements and fabric needs are included for the individual block and what that will also mean for the full quilt.

The last section has some basic tips for finishing a quilt, which is the last step when everyone gets all their blocks back.

The thought that went into the layout of the block is obvious. I think, it has been designed to help every one in a bee get involved and improve your skills along the way.

Initially, I was not overly thrilled about the book.  However, the more I understand and participate in my bee,  and the more I tried the projects out, the more I enjoyed this book. It is definitely worth the purchase and is fast becoming one of my favorite project books.

My rating out of 5 is:
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Project

I decided to create some blocks for Spoonflower’s Project Linus Quilt. For inspiration, (and to kill two birds with one stone so to speak) I used this book. I chose 6 blocks, 2 from each section. I am half way through.

The first two blocks, in the beginner section, are definitely easy to complete. Instructions were clear, and the blocks are quick to complete (approx. 30 minutes).

January: Mosaic Tiles
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March: Bluebell’s CabinBluebells_Cabin

The last block I have completed, is from the confident beginner section. This block definitely had many more pieces and required a high level of accuracy for both cutting and piecing. The alignment of each of the 2.5″ blocks, is definitely a skill required to finish off the block. This block took about 60 minutes.

July: Cordelia’s Garden
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The other 3 blocks, I plan on completing are:
August: Neon Ninja Star
October: Ziggy Stardust
Charity Quilt: String Circles

I will post them with they are complete. On to the…..

Give-away

One brand new copy of this book will be given away based on the rules for Giveaway Day.

  • Open until December 13 at 5 p.m. PST.
  • Winners will be notified December 15.
  • Your item will be shipped by December 20.
  • Will ship Internationally.

All you need to do is leave a comment on what bees you have enjoyed or about what you liked in the bees you have participated in. If you haven’t participated in one that too is ok :-), just let us know. There is a second chance to win if you are a follower, just leave a second comment. A winner will be chosen at random.

Next Book Review: Pretty in Patchwork: holidays {24.12.2013}

A disclaimer, all reviews and opinions of the books reviewed will be mine, unless otherwise stated. Please note, I may not respond to all comments due to volume and bandwidth.

Book Review Tuesday {11.12.2013}

Welcome to the first Book Review Tuesday. Just some initial details in case you missed last week’s introduction…

When: Book Review Tuesday will be hosted here every second week (initially for 1 year).
Content of the Post: A book review and a project will be made from the week’s selected book.
Give-away: Each post will include a give-away of that book, winners will be announced the following week ~8pm.

Review

Title: “The Practical Guide to Patchwork” – New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker
Author: Elizabeth Hartman
Publisher: Stash Books
ISBN: 978-1-60705-008-7

This was the first book I purchased, last year, when I first started to be interested in Modern Quilting. I was looking for a good reference book, basics for quilting techniques and really just a place to get started.

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The Practical Guide to Patchwork definitely provided the basic information I was looking  when starting out, such as:

  • How to choose machine needles
  • Basic quilting techniques
  • How to make and sew binding

The book project layout is well done. It starts off with beginner projects, and moves projects for confident beginners to intermediate projects. There are several projects I am interested in making from this book, but not all as quilts; Small Plates, Valentine, Kitchen Window and lastly Sunspot.  My favorite part of each project is the last section, which provides alternate ideas and additional fabric options. It offers just that little more inspiration by saying “Hey, what about this or that” and gets you thinking about the possibilities of the blocks provided.

This book focused mostly on quilt designs, that use a single block repetitively. I would have liked to have one or two of the projects, in the book focus on non-repetitive block quilts. As a beginner, this would have provided more introduction options into modern patchwork.

This book is great book, if you are looking for a good reference book for quilting techniques or looking for easy to medium quilting projects. It would be a great Christmas gift for a new quilter or a great donation to a school/local community library.

My rating out of 5 is:
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Project

The project I chose, from the book, was the Sunspot block. I actually started this project last year. It was my first patchwork block for what I was planning to be, a Christmas table runner. The instructions were easy to follow. I enjoyed the idea of making the angles within the block. I really liked how the block turned out.
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For this review, I decided to go with my original plan. I re-purposed that block, and cut it in 1/2 to make Christmas place mats for this year. Here are the completed place mat tops, using that one block.

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Fabric: Dear Mr. Claus, Robert Kaufman’s Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Red/Olive, White Kona Skinny sashing.
Size: 14″ x 18″

Do you have projects made from this book? If you have a project link it up.

Give-away

One brand new copy of this book will be given away next Tuesday. All you need to do is leave a comment on why you would like the book. A second chance to win if you are a follower, just leave a second comment indicating you follow. A winner will be chosen at random and posted next Tuesday around 8 pm.

Next Book Review: “Brave New Quilts”.
Upcoming books will include: 500 quilt blocks, Quilting Happiness, Modern One-Block Quilts, Urban Views, Modern Bee.

A disclaimer, all reviews and opinions of the books reviewed will be mine, unless otherwise stated.