Nice HARDCOVER book for beginnners, directions are clear, nice diagrams and yardage charts. It includes directions for machine speed quilting of eighteen different quilts, including the Irish Chain, Starburst, Log Cabin, and Shadow Box to name just a few.
Carolyn D. reviewed Country Quilts in a Day: Using Strip Quilting and Other Speed Techniques on
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As a newbie to quilting I find this book to be very user friendly. The instructions are clear and the author writes as though setting across the table enjoying time with a friend who wants to know about quilting.
I would recommend the book to anyone who has interest in quilting but has been intimadated by pros books that almost scare a beginner away from this wonderful craft. I loved the simple patterns that make a beautiful finished quilt. I give this book 5 stars!
Rebecca C. (sashiko) reviewed Country Quilts in a Day: Using Strip Quilting and Other Speed Techniques on
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Wonderful tips about making a quilt using her methods. This book is easy reading and is a rubber meets the road kind of book.
Colorful diagrams are very helpful and I am really excited to tackle the Star Burst quilt. It looks like a giant snowflake when completed in the limited colors of blue, gray and white as shown in the book. For diamonds this is also something I have not tried due to all the bias edges. The author actually makes this a project with easy completion directions as well. I am an intermediate level quilter with a love for getting my quilt top done. I get bogged down with little pieces of fabric and love useful techniques without spending more money on specialty rulers/tools. I have so much time and money, this book is wonderful in helping me be more efficient.
There are eighteen quilt patterns in the book. The boomk also has factoids regarding each quilt or quilting in general. This one is a keeper for my sewing library.
My seven year old granddaughter decided she wanted a pink and purple quilt for her birthday from her Nana... and only two weeks away! So, I made the Irish Chain (pg. 20) in five shades of pinks and three shades of purples. Plus, I lucked out finding a pink sheet with giant purple butterflies on it for the backing! She wanted her mom to hang it on the wall, not put it on her bed! As I was a newbie, all the stitches and seams are not perfect... but she thought it was!
Create a treasured collection of classic country quilts without spending weeks, or even months, hand stitiching each one. No longer do you have to spend hours and hours of time trying to complete a quilt that now can be done in a day!
With this time saving method, you can make in one day a stunning quilt that looks as though you spent an enormous amount of time creating it.
Here are just a few of the 18 fabrulous quilts you can made with these innovative techniques: The Starburst, The Lover's Knot, The Irish Chain, The Log Cabin, The Shadow Box, The French Braid, The Rainbow, The Reversible Window, Waves, Double Windmill, Trip Around the World, Double Wedding Ring, Split Rail, Court House Steps, Kaleidoscope, Hole in the Barn Door, Flowering Tulip, Triangles. Excellent Diagrsm, some color and color photos of each quilt design.
You'll learn to creat these country classics with the speed techniques that have transformed the craft of quilting into a totally modern folk art. Precise and simple instructions accompany a wealth of diagrams that show you how to do such shortcuts as machine tying, rotary cutting, diagonal quilting by machine, and much more.