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Jun 27

Books on Monday – Elm Creek Quilts

Over the next few weeks, as I downsize to move the quilt studio into a much smaller room, I will be looking at some of my older books. I just don’t have time to look at newer books and I really can’t justify getting new ones anyway. So, today we are looking at Elm Creek Quilts : Quilt Projects Inspired by the Elm Creek Quilts Novels by Jennifer Chiaverini & Nancy Odem.The links below are for the paperback and then the Kindle Editions through my Amazon Affiliate account which helps support this blog.

This is the first of the books of patterns inspired by the Elm Creek Quilts books. I’ve had this book for about 12 years, and I do like to look at it from time to time for inspiration. This isn’t surprising because, of course, I’ve wanted to go to quilt camp for years! At least the one at Elm Creek. Sigh. Sometimes fictional places are so enticing.

The first quilt in this book is Sarah’s Sampler from the first book, The Quilter’s Apprentice. I really enjoyed reading why Ms. Chiaverini chose the blocks for this sampler. Actually, she does this for all of the quilts in this book. Lots of fun if you’ve read the books.

This book contains twelve quilt patterns and a Quilting 101 section. Here’s the table of contents:

  • Dedication
  • Introduction
  • From The Quilter’s Apprentice
  • From Round Robin
  • From The Cross Country Quilters
  • From The Runaway Quilt
  • Quilting 101
  • Resources
  • Index
  • About the Authors

Obviously, if you haven’t read the Elm Creek Quilts books, this book may not be as much fun for you as it is for me, but the quilts are pretty nice.

Quilt on!

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  1. Deb

    I love this book. One day, when I am a much better quilter, I am going to try one of these quits. I love the book series too- except the last one- way too rushed to wrap up the loose ends. I definitely see that JC was ready to move onto the civil war books, but I felt the last book lacking so much.

  2. Jaye

    I liked the first book, but found the others too repetitive (JMO). I am wondering if you will keep the books you are reviewing or let them go or decide later?

    1. gretchenfire

      Some I’m keeping, some I’m selling on Amazon, and some I’m taking to my library to donate. If you have questions about any specific books, email me!

  3. Kati R.

    I read the first few books, and have to agree with you on wanting to go to fictional places! I’d love to visit the town Marie Bostwick was inspired by to write the Cobbled Court novels. It’s not far from us, about a 1.5 hour drive. And would love to ljve in Hobbiton and visit Rivendell ๐Ÿ™‚
    I was actually wondering about the same thing, are you keeping the reviewed books, or are you minimizing them? ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck with the downsizing, it will be a fresh start!

  4. gretchenfire

    See my comment on Jaye’s comment!

  5. Sandi Colwell

    I love those Elm Creek books! I am a few behind right now but I really enjoyed the stand alone by her titled Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker. It was excellent! Good luck with your downsizing.

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