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Monday, November 24, 2014

Revealing the new book............

This is the new book I am so excited about.  I love the cover quilt--I've never met a zig zag that I didn't like--even though this one is really a rail fence variation.  This book was written by Sujata Shah whom I became acquainted with through The Root Connection blog.  She had published directions for this quilt on her blog (zig zag tutorial tab at the top of her blog) and it is one of my favorite quilts.  She uses a large variety of fabrics in her quilts so I was immediately attracted to them.
I like the method for this quilt, oversized strips with a gentle curve sewn into them and then trimming it to perfect squares to make the block.



There are other layouts suggested too so I may have to make some more of these blocks in a different assortment of fabrics and try one (or two) of them too.



I have my first four 16" blocks up on the design wall.  With this busy week I plan on making a few blocks each day and sewing the top together by the end of the week.

Be sure to check out Sujata's blog.  She shows the whole stack of quilts that are in the book.  If you scroll down you will see more as she prepared to go to Houston to Quilt Market.   Here are a couple more of my favorite quilts on her blog (the red ones).

Also check out C&T's website to see more quilts from the book.  If you like free form piecing, you will love this book.

21 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love the quilt and colors! I wonder if I could make one in this vein without a stash of those type of color/prints.

PugMom said...

I love everything that you create, so I've ordered the book right now, sitting at home in my pajamas! The zig zag quilt is awesome, so I can't wait to see the rest! And you've given me a new blog to read--it's like two gifts in one! Thanks Wanda!

MontyBear said...

Is the book available through her blog?

Sujata Shah said...

Thanks for a wonderful review! I am curious to see how you would choose to set your blocks.
I love that zigzag quilt you made. I just started to hand quilt mine. It will keep me warm while watching tv this winter.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I just went to her blog to have a look - interesting work!

Roxanne said...

Nice review since it makes me want this book right now. I've always liked Sujata's blog and her book is going on my Christmas list--what restraint!

patty a. said...

This is a lot like the fractured quilts. Don't know which came first, but I sure like what you are doing with it!

Needled Mom said...

I have loved this quilt too. Your fabrics are going to make it really pop. It looks like a great book.

Chris said...

I agree Wanda - I just got my copy of Sujata's book, and am looking forward to trying several of her patterns. She and I are blogland friends, and we got to meet in person this summer. Can't wait to see how your zig zag turns out!

Cathi said...

Love her use of loads of colour - so can definitely see why you are so happy! And I love your new quilt in the making!
The minute I looked at some of the pictures on her blog, I started thinking about how they would look in a riot of shabby chic fabrics. I think the book is on my have to get list! Thanks for reviewing it.

Nann said...

Wanda, thanks so much for the recommendation. Sujata's designs look very appealing!

Havplenty said...

I love The Root Connection blog and kudos to Sujuta and her new book. Like her my quilts can easily be a mix of fiber content and fabrics.

Looking with interest at your new quilt creation.

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Muddling Through said...

What a great looking quilt you have started there! I like it. Thanks for the links. I'll check them out, too.

Gunilla said...

Thanks for alerting me on the book.
I have ordered it :-)

Quiltdivajulie said...

I have the book - LOVE it - have already started on a quilt it inspired!

Carol said...

i just came across that book and put it on my Christmas list a couple of days ago. Reminds me of the 'Fractured" quilt you did recently. So glad to read your review.

Mystic Quilter said...

How I wish we didn't have to wait for the book to arrive in New Zealand! I want to begin a new quilt now!! Love the coloureds in your blocks.

Jean said...

This looks like fun. I especially like the one on C&Ts site with the hst blocks with varying sizes of "halves". very nice!

Taos Sunflower said...

I have carried this book around since it arrived a week ago. I am loving it. I can't wait to have time to dive into my stash and start pulling fabrics. I just finished a fiddly pattern that was not well written and it has been more frustration than fun. Sujata's book is going to set me free. Yay.

Charlotta said...

That sure looks like another great book! And it's easy to see why you're so excited by it and the author's work! You'll be making some awesome quilts from it in no time.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I love zig zag quilts too. This post has a LOT of inspiration. Thanks Wanda!