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Obvious no one has made any of these quilts....
on May 7, 2012
I bought this book because of the glowing reviews. After receiving it & reading the reviews again, it's obvious to me that no one has actually made one of these quilts yet. "Quilter's Bible" & great for beginners was mentioned. Yes, lots of info at the beginning of this book would be great for a beginner, but the quilts are much too difficult for that level. Circles, curved piecing, matching seams of angled pieces (which, by the way don't match), & applique just to name a few. My biggest complaint, however, are the so called templates. Templates are given for 10 quilts. Four are at 100%, two are at 50% and Four are at 75%. Please tell me what good a 75% template does me when it is already almost 8 1/2 x 11?
Great ideas, poor fabric (& color) choices - the hot air balloon is very cute & I will probably make it, but the color choices are so bad. This could have been an outstanding quilt, instead it's blah. The Lollypop Tree....another cute idea w/strange combinations. Why would you make the outside so muted & the center so vibrant? Illustrations for these quilts should be eliminated & pictures of the actual quilt should be shown, not just draped over something.
I hardly ever write reviews, but this book just irritated me.