Sew One and You’re Done by Evelyn Marie Sloppy

Sew One and Your Done

Evelyn Sloppy’s book, Sew One and You’re Done, includes 19 one-block quilts that measure 45 to 56 inches on a side. These quick quilts are made with few fabrics cut into large pieces.This compact quilt size makes nice crib or lap quilts but your can make four of these large blocks to assemble a queen-sized quilt without lots of extra work on sashing and borders.

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Celtic Pieced Illusions by Karen Combs

Celtic Illusions

Karen CombsCeltic Illusions came up with another great method of making quilts that create illusions. This one came to her as an inspiration of the Celtic designs she observed during her travels to Scotland and England. Karen took this beautiful knot designs and created something fresh.

Unlike most Celtic designs that are appliquéd, Karen decided to find a way to piece intricate patterns quickly. The best part is that she did it by using just three simple blocks that look like the cords and knots are connected when sewn together. The resulting pattern is beautiful and very different than most quilting patterns you find today.

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