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Summer reading series … final week

August 28, 2011

This is the final post in my summer reading series, and I’ve still got a few books that I wanted to share with you.

The first is from Elizabeth Hartman who blogs at Oh, Fransson! It starts off with basics on materials and supplies, planning your quilt, and step-by-step quilt construction. It includes instructions for 12 quilts, 4 each for Beginners, Confident Beginners, and Intermediates. The Practical Guide to Patchwork would make an excellent reference book for anyone starting to quilt. You can get a taste of Elizabeth’s instructional style on her blog, where she’s posted some great tutorials and quilt-alongs.

The next book is from Emily Cier of Carolina Patchworks. Quilt Remix features 10 traditional quilt patterns with a contemporary twist. It is also divided into beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate sections. The beginner projects feature a log cabin, nine patch and Irish chain. Advanced beginners can try Storm At Sea, Pinwheel, and Ohio Star. At the intermediate level are Trip Around The World, Dresden Plate, Lone Star and Flying Geese. There’s also has a short chapter covering some general guidelines for quiltmaking.

And finally, there’s Modern Basics from Amy Ellis. Amy’s book is geared for beginning quilters, with 14 designs each made from just one block. The chapter on quiltmaking basics covers tools to binding, and everything in between. Amy designs quilts for busy moms like herself (4 kids!) You’ll find simple, interesting quilts that can be broken down into manageable projects, no matter how little time you have. You can visit her blog, Amy’s Creative Side, for some free projects and quilt tutorials to inspire!

And that ends the summer reading series. I hope you’ve found a few new blogs to follow and books for your library. There are still a few days left (until August 31) to save 10% on all books in the shop.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ann permalink
    August 28, 2011 3:47 pm

    I ordered 2 of the books from the library to check out. I would love to be able to find a simple quilt that I can make for my first try!

  2. August 30, 2011 3:51 am

    I have 2 out of 3 of those and I LOVE them. I have the Quilt Remix on my wishlist!!!

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