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Be inspired by this work of genius!,
This review is from: Little Bits Quilting Bee: 20 Quilts Using Charm Packs, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and Fat Quarters (Hardcover)
How can pre cuts be so versatile, so creative, so amazing! I always thought of pre cuts as a kind of kit or "quilt by numbers". This book sweeps that myth away with color combinations and patterns for today's quilter, while being respectful of the past. I love the way Kathreen frees us from the confines of "one pre cut pack:one quilt" To Kathreen pre cuts are the perfect way to build your stash with great little pattern and color combos that can be used in any design. Then she nails this concept down with breathtaking designs like the three dimensional "Dress Circle" using a combination of solids and patterned fabrics.
This book inspires us with quilt designs to suit all of our loved ones, even the boys, with "Squadron" and the stunning "Constructivist".
I love her friendly tone and well structured, clear instructions. The Photos are beautiful, (though I would like more) and the illustrations have a warmth only possible in hand drawn images.
If you get only one quilting book this year, make it this one, you'll love it!