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Quilters’ Book Club: The Practical Guide to Patchwork

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It is the first Sunday of October, and that means we have a new Book Club book!
This month, I chose “The Practical Guide to Patchwork” by Elizabeth Hartman (Stash Books).

For my block of the month (top), I made one from the “planetarium” pattern in the book. Elizabeth made a whole quilt of these blocks, all in cheery sherbet colors and crisp white sashing.

My favorite quilt in the book might be “little leaves” (above). It is made up of blocks of, well, little leaves, in bright colors. So fresh and pretty.

The things I like about Elizabeth’s books:
She includes alternate suggestions with each project. It is fun to see the quilts in different colors and settings.
She also includes photos of the backs of the quilts, which she makes just as pretty as the front.
She has perfect taste in colors and fabrics and all the projects appeal to both a traditional and modern quilter, which I consider myself both!

If you don’t already have this book in your quilting library, I recommend you check it out from your library or use one of your big store coupons to get a copy.

My friend, Lilly, came over to supervise the photography of this post. I hope you have a quilting buddy who is just as sweet (maybe less drooly, though).

Sharon

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5 thoughts on “Quilters’ Book Club: The Practical Guide to Patchwork

  1. LynCC says:

    That block is so pretty in those fabrics. 🙂

  2. Em says:

    Your posts bring a smile to my soul! Love Little Leaves! I could see myself doing this.

  3. jan says:

    That block is gorgeous. love those bright colors.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

  4. This is not post related but it is blog related…..you are the third quilt blogger that I follow who owns a black lab! Our black lab Comma says Woof!

  5. Di says:

    Totally agree re your Elizabeth Hartman book of the month. I have this too and, for me anyway,it’s one of those that you keep returning to. Good quality and intelligent writing but in a very friendly and relaxed manner – what more could I ask for!

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