Monday, August 1, 2011

Simple Style - Easy Weekend Quilts by Sara Diepersloot

Also available here for an e-book purchase!!                      

I am always a little skeptical when a book has “weekend” in the title, but Simple Style just might be the real thing!

The book begins with basic quiltmaking instructions such as seam allowances, straight-set/diagonally-set blocks, borders, sandwiching, and binding. There are also instructions for a design wall.

There are 20 quilt patterns in all and although there are no skill ratings, most are easy to intermediate. There are full page photos of the quilts which are nice for close examination of the blocks and fabrics. There are also color diagrams of cuts and block placement. I enjoyed the author’s comments about the quilts just below the title of each quilt. She shares why she chose the fabrics, colors or style.

With a variety of fabrics and using the straight set or diagonal set, the possibilities are endless with these patterns.  My favorites are the designs using “bricks or squares” fabric shapes. These are the easiest and could truly be done in a weekend. 

This is a nice book for all quilters, but I think that even an inexperienced quilter could get a good introduction to quilting with these patterns.


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