Some of the biggest names in quiltmaking have joined with Robert Kaufman Fabrics to share a variety of quilts made with vibrant Kona cotton solids. Known for their original style and use of colour, these 16 designers here show you how much fun it is to play with solids, no matter what your skill level....
|Title||:||We Love Color: 16 Iconic Quilt Designers Create with Kona Solids|
|Number of Pages||:||144 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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We Love Color: 16 Iconic Quilt Designers Create with Kona Solids Reviews
Of the 16 quilts, there are 3 that I like well enough that I *might* make them.* Lupine by Emily Cier* Stepping Stones by Lisa Call (would need new color palette)* Think Big by Jacquie GeringSomeone must agree with me about these quilts. Lupine is featured on the back cover and Think Big on the front cover.Oh, I liked the look of Ladders by Elizabeth Hartman, also, but it's not something that would be on my to-make list.Each chapter starts with a picture of details of the quilt. You don't see a full picture of the quilt until several pages in. That seems a strange choice.I think the book is targeted at non-beginning quilters. * One quilt calls for extra long pieces of fabric and tells you to just piece fabric together as needed to make those pieces instead of giving you the measurements and telling you to piece those together first.* Another quilt layout shows all sizes, so if you're making a big size the layout may show a 4 1/2" piece and then a 2 1/2" piece on the other size of the line delineating the smaller size. You have to know to the use the 6 1/2" piece from your cutting instructions.* Another quilt has you make your own template for the quilt and says you can adjust it as desired to make the size you want. That's kind of hand-wavy when you'd need changes to fabric cuts, too, especially if you wanted it bigger.It's cool to have a book of all solid color quilts. It's not surprising that the book is sponsored by Kaufman and their Kona line.The intro says that they invited leading designers of the modern quilt movement. I certainly wouldn't classify every quilt in the book as a modern quilt in style. There's a wide variety of types of quilt -- landscape, raw edge applique, block-based, whole-quilt-pattern, etc.
One of my favorite "modern quilt" books in a while. I think the 16 designers kept it fresh - too often, modern quilt books can seem stale after a few designs. There are more than a few in here that I would possibly make, which is higher than average for me!
This book uses solid fabrics only, and that is not something I have included in my quilting. Now I am interested to add solids to the designs and make the actual quilting create texture on the fabric.
Lots of fun designs in this one - someday I'd like to sew the ladder Oh Fransson one!
Not for me
Ok, to be honest I don't quilt. I do like to look at quilt books and dream that I did. If I quilted, I'd want to make all of these quilts. Especially the TV Color Bars Quilt. Loved it!
746.46 WeSome pretty cool stuff. Worth another look.A concentric square quilts with expanding bands of color.A sweet baby quilt with a birdie and colorful leaves.