Good morning! I am so sorry that it has been a full two weeks since I last blogged. I will try to remedy that with another post later today or tomorrow. But today it is time for a book review. Although it is kind of a no brainer book review.
Today we are looking at Millefiori Quilts 3 by Willyne Hammerstein. And, yes, that link is an Amazon Affiliate link to help support the blog.
Why do I say this is a no brainer book review? Because either you love Willyne Hammerstein’s quilts like I do or you don’t. If you love them, you will love this book. If you don’t, you won’t. That makes sense, right? And if you love them, this book is awesome eye candy, even if you never make one of these quilts.
Because the book itself is published by Quiltmania, it is sturdy and very well constructed. Unlike Millefiori Quilts and Millefiori Quilts 2, this one is completely in English. And it is still an expensive book, but well worth it in my opinion. There are 18 beautiful quilts in this book. All of them are stunning and use tiny pieces.
Other than being totally in English, the biggest difference I see between this book and the other two are the fabric choices. Some of the choices here are bolder and less muted, with more contrast. The directions also seem to be a little more detailed than in the previous books. Because of this, unless there is a particular quilt of Willyne’s that you want to make (say, La Passacaglia), I’d recommend this book before the other two.
And here is an unsolicited recommendation for Inklingo if you are planning to make certain quilts. I don’t paper piece, so this is how I’m doing La Passacaglia. However, if you paper piece, you can also use Inklingo to print your pieces instead of tracing them. I highly recommend it!
So, yes, this is a strange book review. But this is what I have for today.