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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Geometric Gems

Geometric Gems: Quilts from Diamonds, Circles and Squares, by Cathy Wierzbicki, and published by Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place.

This new book has seven dazzling designs, using easy cutting and strip-piecing techniques. Did I say dazzling? These quilt designs are jewels of quilt designs. I truly love every quilt design in this book, and believe that this book will help you make some spectacular show winning quilts!

I was amazed how these intriguing projects look complex, but Cathy makes them very easy.  Every project is well written with great visuals. Insights are also provided to help make spectacular quilts by selecting focus prints and colors to make a high impact quilt.

The secret to making some of these projects is the use of templates and rulers that allow for accurate piecing. And the use of strip sewing, for some of the designs, also enables many of these quilts to look far more difficult to make than they actually are. Cathy does an excellent job providing visuals for using the templates and/or rulers, for each pattern, which makes it easy to follow her instructions.

I also liked how some of the designs had the option to add words and sayings. Examples were shared, with insights on how to free motion embroider these words and sayings to your quilts. But you could also add these words and sayings via a variety of techniques (or not add).

Geometric Gems is an amazing book to add to your library. And it will definitely help you make your next quilt sparkle!


Copyright notice: Photos in this article may not be reproduced in any form, unless you obtain written permission from Martingale & Company.


LeKaQuilt said...

Hi Looks like a book that I have to see more of :o) Have a nice summer ! Hugs

Barb said...

Yes, they sure are dazzling...I am not very good at those kinds of quilts.....

Rhonda said...

This is a great post. I've been looking at this quilting book for a few months but couldn't bring myself to spend the money.....but after reading your post....I'm definitely rethinking my decision.
Take care.

Wacky Woman said...

Cathy is really wonderful. I took a class from her at Road a couple of years ago. Good to know she has a new book out. Thank you for sharing.

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