Friday, March 18, 2022

Classic & Colorful Patchwork and Appliqué Quilt Patterns

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Classic & Colorful Patchwork and Appliqué Quilt Patterns is a colorful and accessible quilting tutorial guide by Jim & Jan Shore. Originally published (as Jim & Jan Shore’s Passion for Quilts) in 2009, this reformat and re-release is due out 28th March 2022 from Fox Chapel on their Landauer imprint. It's 184 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. 

This is a collection of 24 quilt designs, accompanied by tutorials for each of the projects. The designs are appealing and beautiful and the suggested colors are classic and also allow wide range for individual artistic expression. The patterns are a wide range of difficulties and many of them are perfectly suitable as a beginner learning project. There are some few which will challenge even experienced quilters.

All the tutorials are well written and include lots of process and finished photos, a bullet list of tools and supplies (measurements are in US standard measurements), and step-by-step instructions. Tutorial photos are clear and in color and are taken without hands or other distractions in the way. Line drawings and schematics are also in color and high contrast and easy to understand. Extra photos of props, ornaments, and settings provide whimsy and coordinating decorating ideas. 

According to the publishing information, the full size templates are included with the book. They were not included in the early eARC provided for review purposes. I assume they will be included in the retail version, but it might be prudent to check. 

Four stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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