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The focus of this colorful book is on using all the great fabrics available. The eleven projects are not difficult and are mostly wall quilt to baby quilt sizes, with a few larger ones included. Many of the patterns are based on charm squares, jelly rolls and layer cakes, with regular yardage included. My favorite quilt is "Dripping Diamonds." --Stick Your Nose in a Book: Quilting Book Reviews by Jennifer Zoeterman
See the feedsack-repro look of the fabrics on the cover quilt? Yet a fresh, modern sensibility? This whole book breathes fresh air into quiltmaking, combining striking fabrics, simple patchwork, and a touch of whimsical applique. These are projects that anyone would love to have around their house.
The quilt "Charming Garden" can be made using precut 5" charm squares for even speedier results. How simple, and how charming! I love the rickrack piping and the bias striped binding. Sarah provides coaching on how to use the values within the charm pack.
How about the cute "Birthday Bash"? You can hang it whenever there's a birthday at your house.
Fast, Flirty, and Fun starts out with sections on Color and Value and All About Fabric. As the author says, "Nothing will do more to make or break a quilt than these artistic qualities." Her quilts certainly demonstrate her savvy with both! Then we move on to cutting and piecing principles. My favorite one is, "Don t use your rotary cutter when you're tired."
The section on Applique Basics includes information on fusible-interfacing, raw-edge, and wool applique. All on the easier side and very good methods to have in your applique bag of tricks.
There's a section on quilting and finishing, and 11 darling projects ranging from wall quilts to table toppers to nap quilts. They all have that fresh, modern sensibility that is so in tune with today. --Kay Mackenzie, Allabouapplique.net
Sarah Bisel was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She currently resides in sunny Arizona with her four beautiful children and the most wonderful man in the world. Sarah enjoys her hectic lifestyle. After a long day of doing dishes, laundry, housecleaning, giving hugs, wiping hands, and helping with homework, she finds joy spending time in her fabulous sewing room. She wants to share her love of quilting with others and hopes as new quilters are born, more little pieces of her heart will be spread to friends, family, and neighbors.
This is such a fun book! Lots of great ideas for simple quilts. I bought this book to get the pattern of the quilt on the cover --- what a wonderful surprise to find so many... Read morePublished 2 months ago by bch
I am very much enjoying making some great quilted projects from this one. I love it, very
easy to follow.You will enjoy this one too
The pictures inspire me to make these smaller quilts. They are unique and will be fun to use for special occassions on tables or the walls.Published on January 25, 2013 by salsew
We needed a book with ideas for making quilts which were of good quality but fast and fun to look at and fun to have or give. The fabrics choices in the book are happy. Read morePublished on May 29, 2011 by David W. Wasson
This book is fantastic for "how-to-do-it" information on quilting. I'm pretty much a beginner when it comes to quilts, although I've made blankets of all sorts over the years. Read morePublished on February 15, 2011 by L. Anderson
Sarah M. Bisel epitomizes the 3 F's. Fast, Flirty and Fun. Her easy quilts and fabulous fabric choices will have us all digging into our stash for those endless possibilities. Read morePublished on October 22, 2010 by S. Geen
I have been so excited about this book!! To me it is the gastronomic feast of quilting. It really captures how to make quilting your own! Read morePublished on September 25, 2010 by Shauneen Washburn