Books on Monday is back, at least for the next few weeks. Then I may run out of books, but for now, at least, I have three.
The first book is Sister Sampler Quilts: 3 Modern Sampler Quilts with Paired Sister Blocks by AnneMarie Chany, who also blogs at Gen X Quilters. (Reminder: the link below is an Amazon Associate link which, if used, will help support this blog.)
I put off purchasing this book for a long time, because a book that has only three quilt patterns in it seemed like a waste of money. However, the more pictures I saw (on the internet, of course) of the the three patterns in the book, the more intrigued I became, and after Christmas I caved and bought the book. Now I have some quilt plans (like I needed more).
The idea of sister blocks is that each quilt has two of the same blocks made differently – either different fabrics or reversed values. The settings are very modern with lots of negative space. And they are gorgeous!
One of the things I really like about this book is that instructions are given to make each block in two different sizes, 9″ and 12″. (Right now there is a Big Sister, Little Sister quilt bouncing around in my head waiting to come out!) This makes it possible to make different sized quilts just by varying the block size.
All of the blocks are traditional blocks. The directions for making them are clear and well-illustrated. If you want to see more pictures than you can in the Amazon Look Inside feature, you can see many more on her blog. She is even hosting a Block of the Month right now for the third quilt in the book, Bonfire.
Here’s what’s in the book:
- Getting Started
- Chapter 1 Sisters Ten Sampler
- Chapter 2 Vice Versa Sampler – my personal favorite
- Chapter 3 Bonfire Sampler – her current BOM
- Chapter 4 Tutorials – basically her how-to section which includes a Scant Rant.
There you have it!