Remarkable Rectangles – Deceptively Simple Strip-Pieced Quilts by Robert DeCarli is a book you will want to have in your quilting library. This book gives you the look of a woven coverlet in quilt tops. The trick is in how you set up sets of fabric strips. You will marvel at the variety of designs in the 15 quilt patterns in this book, all made with strips of rectangles and squares.
What I found interesting were the quilts that had an ethnic look to them such as this one, which looks like it could be Native American. Coincidentally, its name is “Indian Beadwork.”
Or, this one, which looks Asian to me, called “Chinese Screen.”
And, then there’s “Kathy’s Star,” probably my favorite (I have a star fetish, didn’t you know?).
“Robin’s Butterfly” really does look like a butterfly, doesn’t it? And, it’s an interesting design, I think.
All of the patterns come with clearly written, specific instructions and color diagrams for cutting and piecing together.
Many thanks to Martingale and their photographer, Brent Kane, for providing the book and the pictures you see above. You can find more about this book at Martingale’s website here.