Book Review: Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy

Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy – by Jo Parrott

This is book is a good one for beginning quilters. More experienced quilters will also enjoy using Jo’s no template methods. She uses strips, rectangles, squares and a folded-corner technique to make blocks with simple cutting and sewing.

The book includes 7 projects for both beginners and advanced quilters. Among them are: Purple Passion Pineapple quilt and runner, Shimmering Hunter’s Star, Nine Patch Jewels, and a Mock Log Cabin. There are shortcuts for making half square triangles and corner triangles.

Included are five pages of how-tos and shortcuts and techniques for piecing diamonds and trapezoids. Photos and illustrations are in full colour. Pattern directions are step by step and complete.

I especially like the Hunter’s Star and Nine Patch Jewel patterns and hope to have time to make them in the near future. The Nine Patch Jewel is a great scrap quilt requiring a mixture of dark and light scraps.

Jo also includes a helpful section on Finishing Touches at the back of the book.

Cover: Soft
Pages: 48
Publisher: That Patchwork Place;
ISBN: 978-156477-843-7

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