Book review: Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts

Pam & Nicky Lintott, mother and daughter team from The Quilt Room, are co-authors of the book Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts. Out since May, 2011, I just rescued it from my book pile marked “need to review”.

Things I love about the book:

The quilts. The sampler quilts included in the book are so pleasing to the eye. If you’ve ever wandered into a quilt shop where quilts are covering the walls and you like them and feel compelled to make them, that’s the feeling you get flipping through the pages of this book.

The organization. It’s thoughtful. The headings are clear and the blocks are in color. Best, they include a patchwork Block Library (pg 12).

The inspiration. They explain well what is possible with the 50 patchwork blocks they feature.

My personal faves: I have two favorite Sampler Quilts in the book. One is called Big and Bold (pg 34) and the other Snowball (pg 46). The first uses Kaffe Fassett fabric on an eggplant background. Yummy. The other I like the color combination and that it has a lot of movement.

Things to note:

It’s traditional in its outlook, so stresses accuracy in piecing which is never a bad thing, especially for someone learning the basics of quilting.

Disclaimer: I was provided this book free of charge to review, but all opinions are my own.

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