Book Review – Patchwork Comforters, Throws & Quilts

I ordered Patchwork Comforters, Throws & Quilts a few weeks ago after spotting it in Barnes and Noble.  I love flipping through books to see the patterns I might actually use and this one had a lot.  Most of the patterns are simple enough that a beginner can handle them without feeling overwhelmed but there were several projects for intermediate/advanced quilters too.

I love the colors of the fabrics that were photographed for each pattern.  I’ve already marked three that I want to make.  One of the patterns I’m going to make and enter into the Jo Anne’s contest.  The pattern is simple but looks random and you use 16 different fat quarters in it.  It’s the pattern pictured on the cover called “Salad”.
The first section goes over bed warmers.  I’ve seen some of them used on HGTV when they design a room but I guess maybe Florida doesn’t really have a use for bed warmers since you don’t see many in the home down here.  They are cute accents and look simple to make.  Definitely something to put in a guest room on a bed that isn’t used very often.   I might make one for my guest room.  
Other patterns include things made out of jelly rolls, layer cakes and fat quarters, classic patterns with a new twist and some baby quilts in the very back of the book.
There is a little bit of everything in this book from simple piecing, sashiko and wall hangings  to appliqué and 
matching pillows.  
Definitely worth one for the shelves! I’m sure some people would be able to whip through these projects in no time.  

Comments

  1. The fabrics and colors in that quilt is so pretty…I agree with you.