Book Review: Turnabout Patchwork, Part Two
The name of the quilt I made was "Swirl" found in the HST & Squares chapter. My intent was to swirl the colors from darkest to light. Because of the fabric my intent didn't turn out like I wanted... but it was too late to change when I figured that out! My black & white picture shows how close the color variations are and there is not a specific light to dark. I'm disappointed my fabrics didn't bring this allusion out... at all. The "light" row just looks totally out of place.
Don't get me wrong, it was a very fun and simple quilt to make, even though it looks difficult. Sew, cut, flip and sew. It really is simple. I would definitely recommend this book (I'm a minimalist, so I don't recommend books and tools unless they are great!) There really are endless options for quilting projects in her book!
My original intent was to make it smaller so it would work as a fall wall hanging coordinating with "The Fall Quilt." For me it still was too large to hang up even though I made my blocks smaller. Oh well, I'm short so this will make a good lap sized quilt. I might even add another border before I have it quilted.
Yet then again, after playing with it in the family room, it looks pretty good on the back of the love seat! All is not lost, after all it hides the part I don't like! Yay! So many options to choose from. I'll have to think on it.
If you are are interested in "The Fall Quilt" it comes in two sizes, a wall hanging and lap quilt. If you would like to purchase "Turnabout Patchwork" click the book cover below. It will take you to Amazon for the purchase. With through this Amazon link, you will be helping me keep my small business alive!
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