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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Charmed, I'm Sure: Quilts and more from 5" Squares, by Lesley Chaisson

Charmed, I'm Sure: Quilts and more from 5" Squares, by Lesley Chaisson is a new book with lovely quilt designs all based off of using charm squares.  You can use pre-cut charms or cut your own from scraps in your stash!  Thus, this is also a great quilt book for those that want to do some stash-busting.


Charmed I'm Sure is published by Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place, which means it is a well organized book, full of great visuals and well written instructions.
Lesley shares 15 projects, in this book, ranging from lap quilts and table quilts to twin-sized bed quilts that range in size from 22x44 1/2   to 72 1/2" x 83.


There are sections that share insights on fabric & color selection, pressing, machine piecing, binding and more.  Thus, I view this is a great book for beginners, but also a great book for quilters of all levels.


Many designs are pieced, but a few have light applique'.
 I hope you get a chance to check out this delightful book at your local quilt store, or at Martingale & Company's online store




11 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

I am always looking for new ideas to use up the stash. I love the green quilt with the HST's. I will have to look for the book at my LQS.

Joanne Lendaro said...

got the book....love the book!!

Linda said...

This looks like a good book for my library! Thanks for the review.

Michele Pacey said...

That green design up there is so simple and lovely. Thanks for the info.

Joanna said...

I love the fish and acorn covers. Thanks for letting us know about the new book.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Nice review....and those acrons are great!

Smiles,
Kelly

wackywoman said...

Thank you for the review. I love using pre-cuts. Off to order it now.

Wendy said...

Hey! I actually have this book and I adore it!! Great review :) Thank you for sharing!!

JJ said...

Very nice quilts. I like to browse a book before I buy and a review is the next best thing. Thank you.

Micki said...

That book looks awesome. I especially love the pink quilt!
Micki

Barb said...

Those patterns look awesome, thanks for sharing this book with us.