What’s new in the world of quilting products? Visit Quilty Pleasures on the second day of most work weeks for QM’s Tuesday Review.
Pretty in Patchwork Doll Quilts is one of those little gems that practically pulls you to the sewing machine with inspiration. Twenty-four small quilts feature a nice variety of techniques: piecing (traditional, curves, improvisational, foundation and English paper piecing), applique (traditional, raw-edge, fused), hand embroidery, hexagons, big stitch quilting and machine quilting are included.
The quilts have a fresh, “modern” aesthetic but could easily be created in a more traditional palette if you prefer.
Two of my favorites are Red Riding Hood (hand embroidery and a Dresden plate)
and Dream Doll Quilt by Aneela Hoey. I want to make one of these for each of my great-nieces! The little pockets on the quilt to hold the tiny stuffies are so precious.
Author Cathy Gaubert rounded up designs from 19 people, many of whom figure prominently in the quilt blog scene, and each design is a delight. Here are several you might be familiar with, and if not, you’ll want to check them out.
Gaubert’s own designs are fetching, too. From Maverick Star to Mod Log Cabin to Spiderweb Redux, the only problem is deciding which one to make first.
If you’re in the market for small projects, a clean fresh look and trying something new, this title is for you! Ask for it at your local quilt shop, or find it on Amazon.