Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Beyond the Block by Linda K. Johnson, Jane K. Wells

Published 2008

Make dramatic quilts with easy-to-piece units! Use all your favorites quarter-and half-square triangles, Flying Geese, square-in-a-square, Four-and Nine-Patch, Log Cabin, strip-piecing, and more then combine them into dramatic art quilts while having fun with these dynamic teachers. Play with positioning the units, add strips and fussy-cut squares, maybe even one of those leftover orphan blocks, toss in some three-dimensional embellishments, then stand back and admire your genius! The freedom and fun of this approach will appeal to quilters everywhere. The authors' friendly style and down-to-earth enthusiasm will have you reaching for your fabric.

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We're excited to announce the first book by well-known pattern designers Linda K. Johnson and Jane K. Wells, a.k.a. the Crafty Ol' Broads. If you like to experiment and innovate, then Beyond the Block is for you. Use their tips and techniques and gallery to jump start your own unique quilt creation. If you like a bit more structure, re-create one of their eight projects in your own inimitable style. Either way, you'll have a blast as you sew along with these amazingly creative sisters.