In Utility-Style Quilts for Everyday Living, Art Gallery fabric and quilt designer Sharon Holland provides 12 fresh projects, ranging from a table runner to a queen-sized quilt, all inspired by timeless, well-loved block patterns.
The quilts use surprising fabric and color choices to put a new, modern spin on tradition. Although perfect for beginners, the author provides skill-building design tips and suggestions throughout. The book encourages the mix and match of vintage fabrics with new for unique style.
Each project is fast-pieced and great for beginners. The lovely patterns are a reason for you to dig into your stash and visit your favorite shop to make a quilt that will be used and loved for years to come.
Inside Utility-Style Quilts for Everyday Living
- 12 beginner-friendly quilt projects that can be completed in a weekend
- Comprehensive instructions and how-to for essential techniques – from choosing fabrics to binding the quilt.
- Traditional and modern, all in one book! Each project borrows from traditional blocks, while surprising color and texture combinations add contemporary zest.
Wisconsin Bookwatch: December 2017
Sharon Holland's passions led her to design fabric for Art Gallery Fabrics. She created the Quilt-It-Today and Sew-It-Today magazines, for which she has served as editor, photographer and graphic designer. In her debut book, Utility-Style Quilts for Everyday Living she aptly draws upon her years of experience and expertise to provide quilting enthusiasts with 12 well illustrated projects, ranging from table runners to a queen-sized quilt. Ideal for the novice beginner, Utility-Style Quilts for Everyday Living offers a wealth of skill-building design tips and suggestions throughout, and teaches each technique in an non-intimidating way with a focus on the quilt's ultimate use -- not on unattainable perfection Each individual fast-pieced project is great for beginners, with skill-building design tips and suggestions included throughout. The results are lovely patterns making a compellingly inspired reason to dig into any stash and make a quilt that will be used and loved for years to come. The quilts are inspired by timeless and well-loved block patterns and use surprising fabric and color choices to put a new, modern spin on tradition. Exceptionally well illustrated, written, organized and presented, Utility-Style Quilts for Everyday Living is unreservedly recommended for personal and community library Quilting instructional reference collections.