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5 Simple Blocks - 20 Stunning Quilts!
- Each pattern is presented in four different quilt designs.
Charts include yardages for seven sizes of each quilt.
- Rotary-cutting instructions and easy-to-use tables, hints
on pressing, and alternate color suggestions are included.
- Use the "doodle" spaces to try out your own
favorite color combinations.
Why in the world do we quilters like to cut up perfectly
good fabric into little pieces and then spend hours sewing
it back together?
There are people who consider this close to insanity.
My own answer to this question is very clearmy mother.
Mama hated housework. She was a reluctant cook and when
the mop and broom came out, my sister and I knew it was not
going to be a good day.
But when Mama picked up a needle - ah, life was glorious.
The sun shone brighter, the birds sang sweeter and my mother
smiled and laughed. I was 5 when I embroidered a little apron;
today it hangs on the wall in my studio.
Mama and I had an agreement that I could listen to the radio
if my hands were busy. By the age of 8 I was making hand-worked
buttonholes while Batman and Robin saved Gotham City.
My reputation as a patient teacher comes from my mother's
gentle way of showing me the finer points of stitching. I
became a home economics teacher, a needlework store owner
and author of quilt books and lecturer.
Along the way I have taught at national quilt shows and even
been on TV! And my husband, Arn, has gotten in on the act.
He has invented rulers and notions for our wholesale company
It is safe to say that I found in the needle a hobby, a career
and a lifetime of pleasure.