If you have been looking for a new project for the New Year, I’m sure you will find something in our library. With almost 400 books and 20 tools/rulers, there is bound to be “something for everyone”. And this month’s new books will definitely get you thinking – – and creating! Stop by the Library table to check them out.
Quilt by Color: Scrappy Quilts With a Plan (2019) by Susan Ache.
I’ve always loved scrappy quilts but could never achieve the look that I see online or in books. Well this book shows you how it’s done. Susan shows you how to make scrappy quilts that are more planned than random. Her quilts are made using precuts, however you can still use your scraps or those great pieces that have been sitting in your stash waiting to be sewn into something beautiful.
Small Quilts, Big Results: Mini Master Pieces (2019) by Alyce Blyth.
This is a great book for new quilters. It is basically a workbook of 12 essential blocks and techniques including simple squares, strip piecing, snowball blocks, triangles, flying geese, half-square triangles, curves, applique, English paper piecing, and foundation paper piecing. It also has lots of tips and tricks about choosing colour and fabric, using scraps and fussy cutting.
Prairie Life Patchwork Quilts, Runners, and More (2019) by Lynne Hagmeier.
This book has several “traditionally made” quilt patterns and several patterns using Lynne’s “layered patchwork” approach (which seems to be pretty close to applique). Whichever method you chose, with the colours and patterns in this book, you will have a beautiful quilt, runner, or pillow.
Marilyn and Judy