Sunday, June 23, 2024

Rainbow Quilt Color Method: Learn the Art of Creating Multicolor and Monotone Quilts with 15 Modern Patterns


Rainbow Quilt Color Method is a well written colorful illustrated tutorial guide with patterns by Sarah Thomas. Due out 8th July 2024 from Fox Chapel on their Landauer imprint, it's 128 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. 

This book is upbeat and accessible and contains a really good introduction to the fundamentals of color theory and how to arrange/categorize the quilter's stash into usable/choosable palettes. The author also includes a good overview of tools and supplies she uses in her process, what the items do, and how to use them effectively. 

The patterns are all modern and really gorgeous. There's a reinterpreted fan, an Amish style single panel, lattice, broken dish, some simpler churn dash type blocks (but all are original in some ways) and all bring something fresh and new. 

Each quilt tutorial includes a skill level estimate (none are outside the abilities of a careful beginner with a goodly amount of patience), fabric estimates, tools and supplies, tips and suggestions, full color layouts, and templates. The included photographs are clear, in color, and unobstructed. The author makes use of bundles and jelly-rolls, but also includes fabric yardages for readers who cut their own fabric. Layout and cutting diagrams are included (and very useful).

Five stars. This would be an excellent choice for public or secondary school library acquisition, home use, maker's groups, fibrearts guilds and similar uses. Excellent for quilters and crafters who need to freshen up their color theory. 

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

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