25 May 2012

modern patchwork

Recently I received a digital copy of Elizabeth Hartman's second book ... Modern Patchwork ...

so though I'd share my review of it ... 

Wow – that’s the word I used most when I first opened this book and had a look through – the quilts are colourful and amazing and they all have that wow factor.

Elizabeth presents 12 modern quilts for the intermediate quilter but even if you’re a beginner there are well written instructions and a whole section on construction basics to help you along the way.

There are a few things I love most about this book …

One is how Elizabeth gives colour options for each quilt which is helpful to those who want to use fabrics from their stash rather than purchase new fabrics for a quilt.

Another is that Elizabeth uses a variety of different techniques to challenge the maker while introducing new skills.

The photos are clear and detailed as are the quilt instructions.  Elizabeth’s introduction, notes on fabric selection, and thoughts on the backing of each quilt give insights into her design process which make for interesting reading.

While I intend to make every quilt in this book,

Glam Garlands...

and Looptastic ...

are on my immediate to do list !

Elizabeth's first book The Practical Guide to Patchwork (which I bought a while ago) is a great book for beginners and this second book is a follow up for intermediate quilters - if you don't know Elizabeth you should visit her blog over at oh fransson for some fabulous inspiration and also some wonderful tutorials.

I received this book to review by joining C&T Publishing's Creative Troupe after reading about the Creative Troupe on annabella's blog - thanks annabella !


  1. Lol!! That's the book I was going to pick to review! That's funny!! It does look like a great book, thanks for the review!!

  2. Looks like a great book! Thanks for your herringbone blocks Leanne. They are lovely, and will work beautifully in the quilt. I received them yesterday ;)


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