Make House blocks that feel right at home in quilts that fit your personal style! Go modern, delve into traditional styles, and play with color variations. Top-notch designers--including Carrie Nelson, Kimberly Jolly, Jeni Gaston, Jackie White, Corey Yoder, and Natalie Barnes--have come together to present 14 all-new designs that display the variety and versatility of House blocks. You'll never get enough of these easy-to-customize classics that are perfect for your favorite fabrics. Welcome home, House blocks!
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In this book House blocks have been used in a wide range of quilts - from Modern to Traditional styles. Designers include Carrie Nelson, Kimberly Jolly, Jeni Gaston, Jackie White, Corey Yoder and Natalie Barnes. You'll be amazed at the variety of quilts they have created with house blocks. House blocks with frames, house blocks with hearts--add doors, windows, borders and trees--you'll be enthused with the many ways to use these blocks in quilts. Any level of quilting skill will enable you to make these quilts. The clear patterns are accompanied by diagrams and step-by-step photos. The quilts are all pieced and I especially like the 'negative' houses in "Sugar Shack". I Love House Blocks is a book with a great range of ideas on a theme.
Review from Denise Russell, Pieced Brain Blog, August 2017
House blocks are the craze right now, and this book has lots of beautiful house blocks and quilt layouts reminiscent of neighborhoods in small towns, country lanes, and large cities. Karen Burns from Martingale selected 14 designs by creative quilt designers to include in Block Buster Quilts: I Love House Blocks, each with strikingly different versions of blocks and layouts for house blocks. In the House Blocks 101 section, we learn how to construct flying-geese, a trapezoid, and an equilateral roof. With lots of diagrams and clear instructions, I would not have any trouble constructing the blocks and assembling the quilts. I could even combine blocks from various quilts to make my own design. Hmmm...
Karen M. Burns
An accomplished long-arm quilter, Karen M. Burns is a former member of Martingale's industry-leading acquisitions team. This group of crafting experts specializes in curating the highest-quality patterns by top designers in quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, and other crafts. Since its founding in 1976, Martingale has become synonymous with outstanding craft books, with more than 24 million books sold worldwide.
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