Roxane Cerda sews, knits, and makes jewelry when she isn't up to her eyeballs with her day job as the Acquisitions Editor for C&T Publishing, Stash Books, and FunStitch Studio. Roxane lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Fat quarters are a popular cut of fabric, and preselected, color-coordinated fat quarter bundles are frequently available in fabric stores catering to quilters. This collection of projects takes a series of quilt blocks suited to color-coordinated fat quarter bundles and presents them in a mix of settings, allowing quilters to choose the look they prefer. Styles range from simple patchwork and half-square triangle-based designs to slightly more complex pieces involving triangular and rectangular pieces, with all of the blocks beginner friendly. The samples are generally bright and cheery, but color variations are given, demonstrating how shifts in the color palette affect the overall design of the quilt. The cutting diagrams are designed for fat quarters, allowing quilters to maximize the number of pieces that can be cut from a single fat quarter while minimizing waste. The piecing instructions are easy to follow, with sewing diagrams included for key steps in the process. VERDICT The block-with-setting-variations presentation is tried and true, so that quilters can easily customize their quilts to best suit their needs. This fun collection will appeal to quilters looking for quick, easy fat quarter-based projects. Library Journal, 11/15/15 Everyone loves a fat quarter. Get out your stash and indulge in 13 fun designs that can be made in different sizes and variations, giving a total of 75 ideas for all skill levels. The quilts have been designed by 14 different designers, offering diverse and appealing styles to suit many tastes. It's a fabulous book for yourself, but also for a gift because it has such wide appeal. The instructions and diagrams are crystal clear. I love the many layout options. Contemporary designs with a couple of more traditional quilts with a modern twist. Recommended. yarnsandfabrics.co.uk, 12/15/15 If you still have a lot of Fat Quarters in your stash, then this book is for you. Thirteen quilt projects are presented, and for each of them, many variations are mentioned. Overall, there are over sixty possibilities for quilts. The projects are explained by several artists and there are step-by-step instructions for each quilt. For each design, the necessary materials are indicated in amount of Fat Quarters. patCHquilt, Winter 2015 This book is a compilation of quilt projects from 14 different quilt designers. Designs range from the super simple to more advanced piecing techniques and blocks set on point. Included are blocks such as Churn Dash and Log Cabin and techniques such as free-form cutting and quilt-as-you-go. Each chapter begins with the main quilt design and then a number of variations are provided. These variations might involve rotating the blocks, swapping out high contrast colours and using neutrals or setting blocks in a different way. This book certainly provides lots of possibilities. Quilters Companion Quilts from Precut Fabrics, No. 5