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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571204466
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571204462
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

"Circle Pizzazz" is Judy Sisneros' 4th book and the most original one yet. She started with the old traditional block "snake trail" - recut the block and added pieces - getting a new original block. Acrylic templates (5 pieces) are available on her website, to individuals and shops.

Judy's first memory of sewing is making a rag doll and doll clothes as a child. She took her first sewing lessons in 1964 but didn't start quilting until 1987. Her first quilting lessons were through the local adult school. After a move to California's far north coast, she began making landscape quilts.

Her first book, Simply Landscapes, was published in 1994. Her second book, the best-seller "9-Patch Pizzazz: Fast, Fun & Finished in a Day", was published in 2006, followed by "Rectangle Pizzazz" in 2008, both from C&T Publishing.

Judy loves teaching and feels fortunate to be making a living doing something she loves. Judy tries to add a new workshop every year because so many of her students are repeat customers. She is available to teach and lecture nationwide. Her love of people, travel, and fabric makes her an enthusiastic teacher! Kits are available for purchase in many workshops. Visit her website at www.judysisneros.com. She lives in Rocklin, California, near Sacramento.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Armchair Interviews on April 12, 2008
Format: Paperback
Like most women, I'm really busy and I want projects that I can start and finish in a short period of time. Rectangle Pizzazz is a delicious quilting book that not only provides readers with fast, fun and easy quilting projects, it actually is user friendly and beginners will love it.

The author, Judy Sisneros, provides a brief overview of choosing fabrics and colors, discusses the tools you'll need, and throughout the book are helpful hints for making your quilting time much more fun, not to mention easier. The directions are easy to follow and the colorful photographs will keep the quilter on track. At the back of the book are easy directions for finishing a quilt. Follow them carefully and you'll be thrilled with what you've accomplished

If you quilt at all, you will have a `stash'. If you're like me, your stash could stock a quilting store. The patterns in Rectangle Pizzazz easily fit the stash of fabric you have on hand.

My personal favorite is "Curves Around the Rectangle." It's my first project from the book, and I have stacks of Asian fabric I've been aching to use. The focus fabric is going to be difficult as I have so many to choose from. Well, I guess that means more than one of my daughters will be getting a new quilt. I'm not sure if I can actually start and complete the top in a day, but I'm going to give it a good try.

Another fun quilt to try is "Rectangles on Point." The pattern catches the eye, the directions are easy to follow, and it actually looks like it is a fun, fast, quilt top to make.

Armchair Interviews says: If you love to quilt and are limited by time, Rectangle Pizzazz: Fast, Fun & Finished
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By B. Deas on April 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
Judy Sisneros' book was everything I expected. Pattern instructions and detail were very clear and precise. I enjoyed making my own versions of Blooming Rectangles and Rectangles behind Bars.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Norwegies on March 12, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is delightfully simple in method. You don't need to buy dozens of different fabrics to coordinate. You can easly do this on a beginners budget and time!
If you fall in love with a topic or large scale print then it stays in your stash waiting, NOW is the time to pull it out and USE it. I'm trying to chew through my stash and get projects completed that will make great gifts that appear as though I spent FAR MORE TIME and ENERGY. Pick this book up and have a couple girl friends over for a mini workshop day!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. Beaton on July 1, 2008
Format: Paperback
Everyone who looks at this book finds something of interest. It's colourful, user friendly so it is easy to understand and the quilts are quick and easy to make. Some could be used as 'stash busters' so as you make a quilt from your stash you are making way for new beautiful fabric to make more of these wonderful quilts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Janice C. Sanders on August 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
Easy and quick instructions to make wall hangings and quilts that look harder than what it actually was to make.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sue Ann on July 21, 2008
Format: Paperback
If you love to quilt and want to go beyond traditional patterns, this book is great! Good illustrations anbd directions.
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By SewNana on August 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
I borrowed this book from my quilt guild's library, and I am SO glad I did not spend money on it. I loved 9-Patch Pizzazz; this book is somewhat similar in concept. But the book has a rushed-into-print feel. It lacks the "variations on a theme" development of 9-Patch Pizzazz; that book explored how different large-print fabrics led to very different quilts, and further, how different quilters interpreted the concept. When a book emerges out of wide experimentation, an author can select only the best and most widely divergent examples for publication; 9-Patch Pizzazz was that kind of book.
Rectangle Pizzazz, on the other hand, shows quilts made by just the author and two other quilters. I get the feeling that they cranked out just enough quilts to make a book, with the resulting lack of breadth and depth. The instructions have a "sketchbook" feel, like ideas still in the process of development. There ARE good ideas here, but the "just hatched" aspect makes it harder for a quilter to use them. One pattern in particular, "To the Nines," should have been edited out completely. But when you're pushing a book into print, you don't have that option. What a disappointment!
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I got Judy's 9-Patch Pizzazz: Fast, Fun & Finished in a Day after seeing it in my LQS. It had some fun, simple patterns in it, with ideas for using those ideas to create other quilts based on the basic idea. To be honest, I am a long-time quilter, with a depth of experience, and have designed quilts myself for many years. However, I have a stash of large prints that I had not been able to come up with any ideas for, and was frustrated. My work usually is based on applique, and I wanted something quick and easy, so 9-Patch Pizzazz: Fast, Fun & Finished in a Day was an investment in 'what to do when I have quilter's block and just want to make something fun'.

This book doesn't have it same feel as the first one. It feels more rushed, and less like something she enjoyed writing, as compared to the first one. It wasn't as creative, and her fabric choices were less than stellar. It isn't bad, but not up to her capabilities.

I hope she comes out with more books. I know she has the creativity, I just hope she is given the time to write up to her own standards in the future.
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