Review: Red & White Quilts by That Patchwork Place

Title: Red & White Quilts
Author: That Patchwork Place
Pages: 112
Genre: Nonfiction, Instructional, Quilting
Source: Free ARC from That Patchwork Place

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Note: As stated under the Source (above), I received this book for free from That Patchwork Place via Edelweiss. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.

Of all the quilting books I’ve read, Red & White Quilts has by far the most ornate piecing. Though there are a few mid-beginner quilts included, most are at least intermediate, tackling techniques that a beginner like myself only dream of trying. You know, when I’m comfortable enough with the basics to want something more challenging (such as applique, curved seams, and paper piecing).

As far as I can tell, most of the patterns are not precut friendly, so be prepared to cut templates and yardage (again, not something I’ve spent a lot of time doing at this juncture in my quilting education). However, all of the templates are included, and if transferred to template material, can be reused.

Can you tell that I read this book and thought “I’m not ready!” over and over? Because that is absolutely the case. BUT. The included quilts, all designed and pieced by well-known quilters like Camille Roskelley, Sue Daley, and Lissa Alexander, are stunning. The gorgeous, intricate, classic kind of quilts that a beginner aspires to one day sew themselves. Not only is every quilt absolutely dreamy, but the point is quickly and easily proved that the combination of red and white fabric is timeless.

Most of these patterns I would not attempt at this point, but I would buy the book anyway, to remind myself of where this hobby can lead me down the road. Besides, who doesn’t love a pretty quilt?

 

10 Replies to “Review: Red & White Quilts by That Patchwork Place”

    • I suspect it might be awhile before I tackle one of these, but I’ve started some small Christmas projects and am wrapping up my third finished quilt, so I might share those when they are complete. 🙂

    • Though I’m still in the intermediate beginner range, I definitely hope to make one of these down the road. Even simple projects are super satisfying. 🙂

  1. I love a pretty quilt and have a few that were made for me or belonged to my inlaws. Yes, they are beautiful but I am not a quilter. I do not have the patience. I am sure if you keep at it, you will become a gorgeous quilter Myndi.

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