- Janet Hodges
by Karen Dimercurio
1. The Thrill of Chenille by Fran Morgan - There are 2 ways to get Chenille: Buy it by the inch or make it yourself. Fran tells you how. It sounds like a lot of work, to me, but you can use it to make cute quilts, especially baby ones.
2. 3-D Folded Blocks by Geeje Baron and Esther Vermier - You fold and layer material to form your blocks. There are 10 different folds to make the 71 different blocks in this book. I think the blocks will make a nice quilt for my wall; the only problem I see is which of the 71 blocks I want to use. They are only 4½” x 4½" square, so maybe I'll make one of each.
3. Perfect Piecing by Rodale's Library is back in the library. This is the book I referred to for my classes.
4. Bold and Beautiful Artful Quilts from Just One Fabric by Judi Davins - Judi teaches you how to make an art quilt by sewing things on a piece of fabric usually Batiks. She uses dark thread to make outlines and shapes on the fabric then enhances them with paint and threads to create a design. Judi does wall quilts, clothes, and purses. There are beautiful quilts in her book.
5. Beautiful Quilts Amish and Mennonite - Making Classic Quilts and Modern Variations by Katharine Guerrier - This book shows you how to make the classic quilts of the Amish and Mennonite into Modern quilts. She shows you an easy way to make a bowtie, so the knot square isn’t square but is diamond-shaped. I really liked the Railroad Crossing, it's like the Amish Sunshine and Shadow. I hadn’t thought of using "all" my different stitches on my machine to quilt the Bars on the Bar quilt.
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