As I drove home from a weekend in Chicago with my sister and eldest daughter (with a brief visit to my youngest daughter and son-in-law in their new home on my way home), I wondered which of my old books I should pull out and review this week. When I arrived home there were some packages awaiting me, including one with the Fat Quarter Shop‘s It’s Sew Emma Patterns newest self-published book, Fat Quarter Style: 12 Quilts That Never Go Out of Style. (There are currently no Amazon links, because it is not yet available on Amazon.com. Currently, it can be ordered from the Fat Quarter Shop, though.)
I don’t have any pictures, but if you go here there are a few available. And if you head over there, you are already in the right place to order the book. (I don’t have to do a disclaimer here because I get no monetary remuneration from the Fat Quarter Shop.)
The book starts with the educational content covering:
- What Is a Fat Quarter?
- Techniques Used in Fat Quarter Style
- How to Prepare Your Backing
- How to Bind Your Quilt
- How to Label Your Quilt
The twelve projects follow. One of the things I like best about this book (in addition to the 10 quilts I marked as possible future quilts to make), is the fact that information is given to make each quilt in four different sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen. I always like multiple size options.
And these quilts are gorgeous. If I were a guessing woman, I’d guess I’m going to make Raindrops first. Or Flutter. Or Emblem. Yeah, I have a lot of fat quarters and it looks like I’m going to use them. After I finish a few other things.