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:
- From The Quilter’s Apprentice
- From Round Robin
- From The Cross Country Quilters
- From The Runaway Quilt
- Quilting 101
- 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.