By the Block

By the Block : 18 Surprisingly Simple Quilts

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Simple, sophisticated quilts sewn "by the block."

Today's quilters have many demands on their time but still want to create beautiful quilts. By the Block shows the time-poor quilter how to make sophisticated, complex-looking quilts that are based on easy-to-assemble quilt blocks. The 18 quilts in the book feature modern fabric choices and clever design, but all use standard quilting techniques that are in virtually every quilter's skill set.

Author Siobhan Rogers has designed quilts ranging from crib- to king-size for beds as well as several large projects suitable for hanging. Four of the quilts have colorway variations that show the versatility of the basic design. The book is organized according to technique such as log cabins, half-square triangles, or curved piecing, but each project offers a new twist on the traditional methods of piecing and constructing quilts. Some of the quilt blocks are oversized, which help the quilter work efficiently, and the author offers additional timesaving tips.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 216 x 260 x 10.16mm | 521.63g
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1620336766
  • 9781620336762
  • 206,617

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"The quilts included (in By the Block) are all suitable for those of us that need something simple to work on but have high standards.... All the designs are striking with a good mix of traditional and modern and some retro in-between. The added bonus is that if it looks fabulous but its construction fits into a busy life." --Workshop on the Web

"The book shows you efficient ways to create beautifully complex, modern quilts from log cabins, half-square triangles and curved piecing." --Sew Mama Sew

"An excellent base to start Modern Quilting!" --Quilts & Crafts Simply Moderne
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About Siobhan Rogers

Siobhan Rogers is a popular quilting teacher as well as a quilt designer in her native Australia. She lives and quilts in Sydney, Australia. Her work has appeared in Australian Quilter's Companion, Fat Quarterly, and Modern Patchwork.
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