FOLK-ART FAVORITES: Quilts from Joined at the Hip; That Patchwork Place; Martingale & Company; 80 pages; 2009.
The minute this book arrived in the mail, I was quite taken by it. Before I even opened the book, the cover quilt caught my eye with it’s bright, cheery, perfect-for-scraps look. This book is “folk art” but with a modern twist, with 12 projects – including a full-sized quilt, four seasonal door banners, pillows, and a wonderful sampler wall hanging.
For me, I want any book about quilting to be diverse in it’s offerings and not require a certain line of fabrics to accomplish the look of the projects inside -- and that’s exactly what this book brings to it’s reader. Designs are easy enough for an advanced beginner, but unique enough to offer quilters of any experience a sense of accomplishment when any of these projects are finished. These are projects that are not overly time-consuming. You will have plenty of time to complete the 4th of July door banner for the upcoming holiday.
Overall, FOLK-ART FAVORITES offers a well-rounded group of patterns with easy to understand instructions. Although the Folk-Art title might put off some of the more modern quilters, don’t let it. These are Folk-Art with a modern twist designs that should appeal to all quilters.