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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Book Released: "More Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy", by Jo Parrott

 "More Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy", by Jo Parrott  is a delightful new book published by Martingale & Company/That Patchwork Place and released January 12th.  It is a follow-up book to "Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy", also by the same author and publisher, which was a very popular book!

This new book is an excellent book for beginner quilters thru advanced quilters!  There are many delightful traditional projects in this book, all with new tricks & insights on how to make beautiful quilts using a no-template method.  The traditional designs include:  A Storm at Sea, Broken Star, Geese in Flight, Stars on the Water, and others.  There are actually seven great projects, plus two bonus projects in this book. 

I love this beautiful "Stars on the Water" project.  And, there is also a bonus project that shows you how to make a "Floral Table Runner" using design blocks from this quilt design.

All of the quilt designs in this book have easy to follow instructions, with great visuals.  Many excellent tricks are also provided for each design. 

I love how insights are provided on how to create the beautiful Broken Star design using a strip method.  And how to get a "bonus project", which is a cute wallhanging, by using diamond unit segments from making the Broken Star quilt.
And the "Green Frogs at Sea" quilt design is a delightful design that would work great with just about any novelty print, as well various prints.  I also love scrap quilts, and really like her "Scrapy Rectangles" design.  It is truly impossible to pick my favorite project in this wonderful book!  They are all projects that I'd love to make a quilt for my home, charity project, and/or gift! 

This is a wonderful new book that  I recommend you check out soon.  You can find it on the Martingale & Company online store, and I also think any "good" quilt store will be showcasing it with the "new releases" for Spring 2010.