Think Big

Think Big – Quilts, Runners, and Pillows from 18″ Blocks by Amy Ellis is full of modern and contemporary projects to nurture the modern soul.

Martingale - Think Big (Print version + eBook bundle)

The 10 large blocks included in this book make it easy to put together a quilt in a short amount of time.  You will learn how to conquer your fear of rounded corners with the following block.

Martingale - Think Big (Print version + eBook bundle)

The following quilt looks like it would be rather complex, but it is actually simple to put together.

Martingale - Think Big (Print version + eBook bundle)

Martingale - Think Big (Print version + eBook bundle)

Martingale - Think Big (Print version + eBook bundle)

Even if you are not a fan of modern quilts, these patterns can be combined with any kind of fabric for a quick, weekend project or gift.

If you are interested in finding out more about this book, head on over to Martingale’s website here.

Many thanks to Martingale and their photographer, Brent Kane, for providing this book and the pictures for me to share with you!

Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics

Martingale - Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics (Print version + eBook bundle)

Written by…Cassie Barden, Audrie Bidwell, Kim Brackett, Mary J. Burns, Lesley Chaisson, Jodi Crowell, Sara Diepersloot, Susan Teegarden Dissmore, Victoria L. Eapen, Amy Ellis, Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene, Krista Fleckenstein, Cornelia Gauger, Regina Girard, Mary Green, Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson, Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks, Nancy J. Martin, Terry Martin, Carrie Nelson, Susan Pfau, Claudia Plett and Le Ann Weaver, Rebecca Silbaugh, Adrienne Smitke, Karen Costello Solty and the staff at That Patchwork Place®.

This book makes great use of fat quarters, fat eighths, 5″ (charm squares) and 10″ squares (layer cakes), and 2 1/2″ strips (jelly rolls) and is packed with 64 projects organized by the cut of fabric.  In fact, the book is 258 pages long, so you are really getting your money’s worth with this book!  One of the things I liked about this book is that it is broken up into sections according to the cut of fabric.  For example, Part One is Layer Cakes, and you will find written at the bottom of many of the even pages “Layer Cake” so if you flip through the pages and light upon a quilt that peaks your interest, you can easily see which cut of fabric is used for that quilt.  If it’s not at the bottom of the page, it’s listed at the top left side at the beginning of the pattern.  Of course, you can always use your scraps if you don’t have that particular cut of fabric.  I have to admit that since I collect jelly rolls and charm squares (my quilt guild has charm square exchanges every month), that I zoomed through the pages looking for the jelly roll and charm square sections.  I was not disappointed!  LOTS and LOTS of eye candy!

Here is just a sampling of what is in the book.  If you can’t afford to buy it right now, you’ve got to at least try to check it out from your local library.  You won’t regret it.

Martingale - Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics (Print version + eBook bundle)

Martingale - Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics (Print version + eBook bundle)

Martingale - Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics (Print version + eBook bundle)

Martingale - Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics (Print version + eBook bundle)

Martingale - Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics (Print version + eBook bundle)

You can find more information at Martingale’s website here.