Discover 10 original 18" blocks that are easy to make and easy to combine into fabulous projects for home decor.
- Easy-to-follow charts show the number of blocks to use for projects in five different sizes, from runner to king-size quilt
- Achieve a cohesive look; each block is shown in two or more coordinating projects, including quilts, pillows, and runners
Amy Ellis is a quilter and blogger and she posits in her book that 18in blocks can be extremely effective for creating smaller projects very quickly, and scale up well for full-size quilts should you wish to take your design further. We like the idea; obtaining tangible results quickly can often be the encouragement needed to tackle bigger projects. This useful collection of 18in block designs range from elegantly simple to a little more advanced, and the versatility of the blocks means that you should find something that chimes with any project you might have in mind. The advice given is sound and the no-nonsense technical direction stresses the need for preparation and accuracy when constructing your projects. The rewards are well worth it; the block designs are a good mix of traditional and contemporary but all are worth a look. The "Film Strip" block is our favourite from this collection - it's a very inspiring block with a myriad of possibilities and the colours really pop.
Amy is a best-selling author, spokesperson for Baby Lock, and fabric designer. Quilting is her creative therapy in the midst of a busy household, and she loves to inspire new quilters to find their own way into the quilting hobby. Since diving into the online community in 2008, Amy has authored five books and her quilts have been included in many collaborative book projects. Her patterns and articles have also been published in several prominent magazines.Visit Amy's website
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