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That Patchwork Place.

That Patchwork Place

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These fine new quilt-making guides are top picks highly recommended for all levels of quilting skills. Brigitte Heitland's Zen Chic Inspired: A Guide to Modern Quilt Design (978160468697, $26.99) shows how to apply Zen principles to quilting by pairing a quilt's design with a living space. Chapters offer not only 12 patterns and a different approach that incorporates interior design into quilting, but are packed with color palettes and tips on selecting fabric appropriate for different rooms. Kim Diehl and Jo Morton's Simple Friendships: 14 Quilts from Exchange-Friendly Blocks (9781604687354, $28.99) comes from two authors who each have different quilting styles and who here provide samples and instructions for making small to medium quilts, including wall hangings and home decor. Quilts who hold an affinity for scrappy patchwork styles combined with applique will find this packed with new ideas for combining the two in a colorful collection of ideas highly recommended for quilters seeking new options. Carol Hopkins and Linda M. Koenig's The 4" x 5" Quilt-Block Anthology: 182 Blocks for Reproduction Fabrics (9781604688177, $29.99) tells how to gather reproduction fabrics and stitch blocks from them, encouraging mix and match quilts by providing 182 blocks that resize traditional squares into 4" x 5" squares. From quick assembly processes to understanding traditional designs and their options, this is a solid anthology recommended for any quilter who would work with reproduction fabrics.

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Title Annotation:The Needlecraft Shelf; "Zen Chic Inspired: A Guide to Modern Quilt Design," "Simple Friendships: 14 Quilts from Exchange-Friendly Blocks" and "The 4" x 5" Quilt-Block Anthology: 182 Blocks for Reproduction Fabrics"
Publication:The Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:May 1, 2017
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