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Sunday Morning Quilts: 16 Modern Scrap Projects - Sort, Store, and Use Every Last Bit of Your Treasured Fabrics Paperback – Illustrated, April 16, 2012
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, Popular Patchwork Magazine, February 2012
Celebrate great fabric by using every scrap-this is the premise behind Sunday Morning Quilts. Modern quilters Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison share a passion for scraps. From sorting to piecing to finishing, this book will help you turn your treasured leftovers into a modern quilt with your own Sunday-morning style.
, Stitch, 06/26/12
Sunday Morning Quilts, by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison, is so lovely—but my favorite part is the way it really challenges you to think about your scraps and how to use them. The simple fact that Amanda Jean uses every. single. scrap. of fabric makes me want to be even more ridiculously frugal than I already am—and to figure out where I put the box that has my existing scrap projects in it so I can get them completed. I organize my scraps a little differently than they suggest in the book–I have specific projects in mind and add scraps to those project baskets as I work—but I really like the way they’ve defined various sizes of scrap and used those to create some really great modern projects. Plus, there’s a whole idea of working with a scrap 'slab' in the book that gets the gears working in my brain, imagining how those slabs could be composed and work together to create something I haven’t seen before. The photography in this book is exceptionally good, and the use of pyramids in the Nap Like an Egyptian quilt is downright inspired.
, whipstitchfabrics.com, July 11, 2012
If you haven't picked up this book yet, you really should. I think I love every single pattern in there. So many I want to make, so little time! (There aren't many books out there I can say that about.) In fact, it was difficult to choose just one for this post. Fortunately, this quilt is going to be a wedding gift, so I ended up choosing the one I thought the happy couple would like the most and started gleefully chopping up my scraps. I followed the pattern in the book to a T, and that's rare for me these days. (Another sign of how much I like this book!) I stuck with the three-color-scheme of the original quilt (although I used a different trio of colors), I cut all my string scraps to the sizes from the book, and I even quilted it the same as the original, with wavy lines going in the opposite direction of the strings. The result is a fabulous scrap quilt that's still modern and not overwhelming scrappy. : ) I pretty much cleared out my gray scrap bin on this one—in fact, I even had to supplement a bit from my stash. And this was such a fun, low-pressure project to sew. Sewing strings together in this way is low-key and doesn't require a whole lot of thought or concentration, and that's exactly the kind of project I needed last week.
, freshlypieced.blogspot.com, 10/03/12
Get ideas and inspiration to organize (and use) fabric scraps. Give bits and snippets new life by stitching them together to create stunning modern, scrappy quilts.
, Quilts & More, 11/1/12
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1607054272
- ISBN-13 : 978-1607054276
- Product Dimensions : 8 x 0.45 x 10 inches
- Publisher : C&T Publishing; Illustrated Edition (April 16, 2012)
- Item Weight : 1.17 pounds
- Language: : English
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In light of this, I ordered a few books-this one is by far my favorite. The projects are straight forward, the layout is clear and concise, and I like the fact that it shows you the block size and finished quilt size right up front. Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters: 60 Blocks + a Dozen Quilts and Projects! by Katy Jones (May 1 2012) doesn't tell you until page 130 that all the blocks in the book are 12x12. While the book features more complex designs, the layout isn't as appealing and user friendly as in Sunday Morning Quilts.
The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker, 12 Quilt Projects on the other hand seemed very promising from its cover, but the designs weren't nearly as colorful and bold as this book. I also ordered Quilting Happiness: Projects, Inspiration, and Ideas to Make Quilting More Joyful , which has this bright quilt on its cover. I had high hopes, but while the designs are intricate and the layout great, I didn't find a single project I was like "Wow, I want to make this!"
Perhaps this is due to me being a novice and not experienced in the different designs, but Sunday Morning Quilts has this bright and playful approach that really appeals to me. I understand, that there are a myriad of quilters and just as many tastes and preferences. Personally I like this book best, followed by Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters: 60 Blocks + a Dozen Quilts and Projects! by Katy Jones (May 1 2012) because of its inspiring, modern take at blocks. Next comes Quilting Happiness: Projects, Inspiration, and Ideas to Make Quilting More Joyful because it offers techniques to awaken your creativity and reads more like a magazine. The one book I personally like the least is The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker, 12 Quilt Projects , although I really like its introduction and skill section.
Overall, if you like color, bright and bold designs and have a ton of scraps you would like to work into something this is the book for you. The designs are lovely and the book is very motivational to de-scrap-stash!
Thanks for a great book. Highly recommended.
So overall, I would give the book a four stars based on Cheryl's quilts, directions, and methods. If Amanda's designs and methods were of the same quality, the book would have been a 5.
As a side note: I have signed up to take a class on Craftsy with Cheryl because I admire her work based on this book.
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I would definitely recommend this book to relatively new quilters who are beginning to build up a store of scraps but have not yet worked out what to do with them.
Perfect encouragement to play with colours and relish your scraps.