Patchwork City: 75 Innovative Blocks for the Modern Quilter * 6 Sampler Quiltsby Elizabeth Hartman
Tired of sewing the same old blocks? Here’s what you’ve been waiting for: a bonanza of 75 modern quilt blocks from best-selling modern designer Elizabeth Hartman. You’ll love these fresh angular designs inspired by city life, and the mix-and-match possibilities are endless! Elizabeth gets you started with 6 complete sampler quilts to sew. Each
Tired of sewing the same old blocks? Here’s what you’ve been waiting for: a bonanza of 75 modern quilt blocks from best-selling modern designer Elizabeth Hartman. You’ll love these fresh angular designs inspired by city life, and the mix-and-match possibilities are endless! Elizabeth gets you started with 6 complete sampler quilts to sew. Each block is shown in 3 different fabric palettes. The book includes easy-to-follow cutting charts and instructions for every block. Some have full-size freezer-paper templates. Change up blocks, sizes, or fabrics to embark on a limitless exploration of modern style.
Sampler quilts aren't unique to the modern quilting movement—they've been around for years—but they're a growing trend in modern quilting, spurred on by popular books like Tula Pink's City Sampler. The basic premise: mix-and-match blocks with a cohesive aesthetic so quilters can take any combination and make a unique quilt. Hartman's (The Practical Guide to Patchwork) entry is ambitious—75 blocks in three different sizes (a traditional 8" × 8" square, as well as rectangular blocks that finish at 5" × 8" and 5" × 14"). She provides three different examples of each block in three diverse color palettes, demonstrating how fabric choice can affect the finished block. The instructions are straightforward, and each block has its own cutting chart, as well as piecing diagrams as needed. The blocks vary in difficulty and techniques used range from simple straight-line piecing to freezer-paper-template piecing (pull-out pages are included). Six sample layouts are provided, each using a different combination of blocks and setting. VERDICT Hartman has name recognition among modern quilters, and, that, combined with the growing interest in sampler quilts, make this an excellent choice for quilting collections.
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- 8.08(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.60(d)
Meet the Author
Elizabeth Hartman is a quilter, designer, craftsy.com instructor, and author of the best-selling quilting guides The Practical Guide to Patchwork and Modern Patchwork. Elizabeth’s blog, ohfransson.com, has introduced thousands of people to modern quilting. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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