Introduction Selecting the Fabric Tools & Supplies Before You Begin Keeping it Square Modern Basic Chandelier Lickety-Split Rectangle Blocks Railroad Crossing Cat's Cradle Snowfall Easy Corner Triangles Scrap-Happy Up Ahead Solar Eclipse Madame Butterfly Half-Square Triangles Rock Star First Crush Charm Bracelet Hoodwink Quarter-Square Triangles Somersault Love Letter Wonky Talk Tipsy Lunchbox Finishing the Quilt About the Author
Vanessa Goertzen has been a pattern designer since 2010, when she started her quilting blog and pattern shop, Lella Boutique. Her work has been published in American Patchwork & Quilting, McCall's Quilting, and McCall's Quick Quilts.
A charm square, a popular fabric precut, is a five-inch square that can be used on its own or subcut into a variety of shapes and sizes. Quilt and fabric designer Goertzen's lively collection explores the versatility of charm squares. She begins with quilts that use these squares with little or minimal subcutting, then demonstrates how to use them as rectangular and triangular components. The style is best described as modern traditional," with the majority of the quilts applying a standard, symmetrical grid layout. Pieced as presented, the majority of the quilts are throw-size, but the simple block construction makes the quilts easy to resize. VERDICT These cheery quilts demonstrate the versatility of charm squares and will inspire quilters to make use of these popular precuts. Library Journal, 2/15/2017