With a love for all things patchwork and quilting it's no surprise that I love my collection of books on this subject matter. I love browsing through books and magazines for design and color inspiration. My most recent book addition is Shape Workshop for Quilters by the Fat Quarterly Team: Katy Jones, Brioni Greenberg, Tacha Bruecher and John Adams.
Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters: 60 Blocks + a Dozen Quilts and Projects!
The Shape Workshop for Quilters is divided into six chapters each with a focus on a shape: Squares and Rectangles, Circles, Triangles, Stars, Polygons and Diamonds.
Each chapter features 10 specific shape blocks and two projects (one small project and one large project), which is a great way to explore, practise, and build on shapes in both traditional and contemporary ways.
1. Wonky Star Nine-Patch by Brioni Greenberg
2. Floating Triangles by Katy Jones
3. Satellite Placemats by Brioni Greenberg
4. Tickety Tock Clock by Tash Bruecher
1. Saw Blade Quilt by Brioni Greenberg
2. Starry Hanging Storage by Brioni Greenberg
I thought it might be fun to try out one of the blocks, this the Quarter Twist Block by Tacha Bruecher in the Chapter featuring the circle shape. (There are of course many easier, simpler block options, however I felt the need to challenge myself with a more difficult block).
and here is my version of the Quarter Twist Block:
The templates to machine piece this block are included in the back of the book. The templates required enlarging, which was no problem, and enlarged to the exact size to create this 12.5 inch block. Rather than make plastic templates I simply used the photocopied paper templates to trace (with rotary cutter) the fabric shapes. Can you picture the impact/design created by addition of many more blocks?
|Mosaic of the Quarter Twist Block|
The instructions were clear and concise and I encountered no difficulty constructing this tricky block.
I am looking forward to spending more time with this book!