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Not So Great for Several Good Reasons
on January 10, 2012
After a highly anticipated wait from my quilt shop custom order of this popular publication, I was quite disappointed at the content.
1) The block construction assumes you are making just one block. There are no short cuts. It will having you piecing tiny squares instead of providing instructions that might be helpful like sewing several strips together then cutting.
2) Lots of repeats. I felt short changed that one block only differed from another by an embroidery design.
3) Difficult to image what an entire quilt would look like with the one block view. The beauty of many quilts is the flow of the blocks creating an image. This books leaves it to your imagination.
4) Sick of grey. I know that the color grey is popular in the modern quilt movement, but really...throw in more chocolate brown. I was pretty sick of the grey.
The text of the book points out that its purpose "could be" a sampler. In that case, some of the above issues may not be relevant I will give you that.
For a better modern quilt resources, I suggest anything by Elizabeth Hartman, including her wonderful blog at [...] which includes some of the very best information, ideas and free patterns. I also enjoy checking out with the Portland Modern Quilting guild is up to as they seem to be the very heart of the modern movement. Just my 2 cents. Happy quilting.