Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Knockout Blocks and Sampler Quilts by Judy Martin

Don't you just love it when you find a book you can totally relate to. Where it feels as though the author must have been reading your mind.

This is definitely one of those books. I don't know how she did it, but Judy Martin some how knew that I wanted a book of quilts that use lots of strong and vivid colours and has unusual settings with blocks that go beyond the traditional.

The first section of the book is filled with Sampler Quilt pattern, all in sizes ranging from Crib/Wall Quilts up to Queen size bed quilts.

The next section is blocks with design suggestions. Each of the innovative blocks is shown in at least 4 colour variations and could be used inter-changeably with the other blocks on the same and adjoining pages. Quilt piecing diagrams and size charts for this section are included near the back of the book.

The first block shown to the left is called "Fiery Star" and is on page 67. The second block is called "Shooting Star" and is from page 70.

I would recommend that you use Judy's 'Point Trimmer' to cut the points off the triangles so that you can fit them together more accurately.

I admit that I love this book. There are so many quilt possiblities contained in it, that I could be kept busy for years without having to buy another book.

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