Following on the heels of the great success of her first book Square-agonals®, an easy, creative way to sew diagonal settings without cutting the side or corner triangles nor using any math calculations, Sandi brings you her second book Square-agonals® 12 Easy Pieces.
This new book provides a unique, new block of the month project for the individual quilter, for the shop or for any group looking to try something new. The twelve main blocks and the quilt center in the featured Tropical Jewels Quilt are created using her marvelous Square-agonals® technique. Three alternative setting ideas for the 12 block quilt are provided, as well as two smaller projects. Quilt shops can build a year-long class around the featured 12-block quilt or plan a one-day class featuring the table topper or runner. The book features complete step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams along with clear concise how-to so anyone can easily make the projects.
Reviewer: Barbara Rhoades, December 2012
As quilters, we take fabric, cut it all up and sew it back together. Now we can take that one step farther and after sewing it back together, cut it up again and sew it back together again!
With the Baker’s dozen of projects, you will create wonderful quilts, table runners or whatever your heart’s desire is. The first section describes how the cutting of the sewn block is done. The graphics make it easy to see just how this works. This section, along with a section of tips, a list of basic needs and the three arrow templates, give you everything you need to create these wonderful Square-agonals.
It looks like so much fun but definitely not for the timid as who wants to cut up a perfectly good block! But, go ahead and do it. You will get a wonderful new block and beautiful new projects. I can’t wait to do it!
Quilters' Digest, November 2012
This book is a follow-up to Sandi’s first book, Square-agonals, which shows you her easy method of sewing diagonal settings without cutting the side or corner triangles. You don’t have to do any math calculations! Within Sandi’s Tropical Jewels Quilt are 12 main blocks and a quilt center created by using her Square-agonals technique. Step-by-step instructions with detailed diagrams are included.
SewCalGal.blogspot.com: February 2013
Square-agonals: 12 Easy Pieces, by Sandi Blackwell, published by Laundauer Publishing, shares insights on 12 unique blocks using her Square-agonals technique. Step-by-Step instructions are provided to use Sandi's technique to make 12 blocks used to make the "Tropical Jewels Quilt", as shown on the cover of this book, or a table topper or wallhanging. The Square-agonals technique is a simple way to create quilts with a diagonal setting without adding setting and corner triangles, allowing you to make piecing your quilt easier and more creative. Sandy provides great visuals and instructions to help you master this technique that you can apply to other designs too! SewCalGal recommends this book for confident beginner quilters through advanced quilters that want to create table runners, wallhangings or a variety of quilt sizes using the 12 blocks shared in this fun book, as well as those interested in learning Sandi's Square-agonals technique.
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