Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays: 30+ Seasonal Patchwork Projects to Piece, Stitch, and Love

Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays: 30+ Seasonal Patchwork Projects to Piece, Stitch, and Love

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by John Q. Adams
     
 
Happy patchwork holiday! Celebrate the season with the second in our Pretty in Patchwork series. It's a very merry collection of absolutely adorable projects from the popular “Quilt Dad” blogger and friends, including pieced polar bear and penguin pillows, a too-cute pillowcase and matching hedgehog stuffy, stockings, ornaments, tree skirts, and

Overview

Happy patchwork holiday! Celebrate the season with the second in our Pretty in Patchwork series. It's a very merry collection of absolutely adorable projects from the popular “Quilt Dad” blogger and friends, including pieced polar bear and penguin pillows, a too-cute pillowcase and matching hedgehog stuffy, stockings, ornaments, tree skirts, and more. Of course, there are assorted quilts of all sizes, too. With a robust basics section, color step-by-step illustrations, and color variations throughout, Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays will help you deck your halls in style! 
 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Adams, author of the popular quilting blog QuiltDad.com, curates a collection of holiday-inspired patchwork projects, many from other big names in the quilting blogosphere. With a different choice of fabric, most of the projects wouldn't read 'holiday' at all, such as the Dresden-plate inspired baby quilt, the improvisational log cabin quilt, or the drawstring gift bags. Though some of the projects have been done to death--most quilters have seen far too many variations on patchwork bunting-- there's enough originality here to make it a worthwhile purchase.VERDICT: The emphasis is on holiday-themed modern quilting, but the projects in this book will also appeal to quilters who prefer traditional styles. “ --Library Journal
 
“I really appreciate the variety of projects included in Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays. I like that there are projects of every size, whether you are interested in creating something larger like a baby quilt or something smaller like a patchwork ornament. The smaller projects are noted in the Table of Contents with a green *mini project* next to the title. If you plan on making Christmas patchwork projects, Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays: 30+ Seasonal Patchwork Projects to Piece, Stitch, and Love is definitely the book you need.” --BlogCritics.org
 
“...Too cute to resist! This book is jam packed with quilts, table settings, ornaments, and gifts galore. With over 30 sure-to-delight projects, there is something for everyone on your gift list—even you.” —McCall's Quick Quilts

 
Library Journal
Adams, author of the popular quilting blog QuiltDad.com, curates a collection of holiday-inspired patchwork projects, many from other big names in the quilting blogosphere. With a different choice of fabric, most of the projects wouldn't read "holiday" at all, such as the Dresden plate-inspired baby quilt, the improvisational log cabin quilt, or the drawstring gift bags. Though some of the projects have been done to death—most quilters have seen far too many variations on patchwork buntings—there's enough originality here to make it a worthwhile purchase. VERDICT The emphasis is on holiday-themed modern quilting, but the projects in this book will also appeal to quilters who prefer traditional styles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454702795
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
Pretty in Patchwork Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
712,372
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 9.91(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

Based in Cary, NC, John Q. Adams is Quilt Dad, an avid online crafter with a big blog following
(quiltdad.com). He participates and moderates a number of online craft swaps, blogs at Feeling Stitchy, writes for Fat Quarterly, and designs for Moda Fabrics

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Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays: 30+ Seasonal Patchwork Projects to Piece, Stitch, and Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
I’ve been a huge fan of patchwork my whole life, I love all of the colors and patterns in it and I also appreciate the way it allows for using even the small scraps from my scrap pile. I also adore Christmas, so when I saw a new holiday patchwork craft book, I couldn’t wait to see everything it had to offer. I found it to be full of beautiful projects to craft for the holidays and the whole book just shines with a fresh, modern patchwork look, with bright, vivid colors and updated quilting ideas. I was delighted by the range of the projects in Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays. Of course there were quilts, but there were also many other types of holiday decorations and treats, like toys, an advent calendar, bunting, tree skirts, pillows, stockings and more. There were also five “mini projects”, all for ornaments, which are perfect for me to stick in my purse and work on when waiting for appointments. When I was trying to decide what to make first, the Milk and Cookie Mats really caught my eye, with its green triangle stacked tree and festive red border. It really didn’t take much time at all, maybe a couple of hours and I am a novice quilter. It’s the perfect thing to put milk and cookies on for Santa (plus some carrots for the reindeer!). I can’t wait to make the adorable Stuffed Elves from Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays next, they are so cute!