My friends liZ and Elizabeth have a new book – The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting – and it is stunning! If you know their blog, Simple Simon and Company, their book is a great companion in their signature style with beautifully styled photos and cheery, modern fabrics throughout.
liZ and Elizabeth sew all sorts of things, so it’s fun to see the quilt blocks used in a variety of projects, beyond quilts! If you’ve not dabbled in 3D sewing at all, there are some great little projects that would be the perfect transition for you. In the book they focus on seven different quilt blocks, and put them into pillows, doll quilts, a banner, apron and more!
My favorite is the Nine-Patch Fabric Basket – I know I can always use more storage around the house, and this is a fun way to sneak in some favorite prints too!
I also really liked how they gave a new spin on some very classic quilt blocks.
The Flying Geese in this quilt are large and set in a great formation. It’s the perfect mix of tradition and modern!
A super sized Churn Dash block is a fun throw quilt, without too much piecing. A great way to show off that large scale print that you love, but can’t bear to put on the back of a quilt!
Also featured in the book are log cabin blocks, half-square triangles, rail fence, nine patch and the Ohio star. Be sure to follow liZ and Elizabeth to see what they are working on next!