Fabulously Fast Quilts
Fabulously Fast Quilts
By: Amy Smart
Gifted by: Martingale
Reviewed by: Kaylee Pope
Quilting does not have to take a long time. While quilts can look deceptively difficult, time-consuming, and complex, quilters have a whole toolbox of tricks to create beautiful pieces in a jiff. Sharing these tips and helping quilters with a creative drive and only a little time is exactly why Amy Smart compiled the quilts in Fabulously Fast Quilts. All of the quilts in this book are quick pieces that look deceptively difficult. If you are new to quilting or a little overwhelmed by the idea of spending a lot of time on a project, this is the book for you. You will be amazed at how lovely the pieces you create are once you finish.
Much like other quilting books, this collection is a medley of quilting patterns and other tips. Focusing primarily on quilting shortcuts, Fabulously Fast Quilts provides expert tips on quick corners, slicing, strip piecing, and much more. These tips, combined with the fast projects, help the reader become efficient in quilting under a time constraint. The author, Amy Smart, is a fan of creating quickly and has been using these practices for years. As a busy mom, she’s honed her skills of creating fast and fun quilts. After several years of practice, she now brings that expertise to the page.
The title of this book boasts Fabulously Fast Quilts and it does not lie. While the quilts will not take you very long to create, they most definitely look like they took quite some time. You can easily convince your friends and family that you toiled over an incredibly hard masterpiece with these quilting pieces. Quilts like “Diverging Diamonds”, “Modern Buzzsaw”, and “Quick Puss in the Corner” all look infinitely more complicated than they are to create. They are fabulous, too.
With expert tips and fab designs, this quilting book will quickly become one of your favorites. These quilts take little to no time to create and will have everyone fooled. Have some fast fun with the 12 quilting patterns in Amy Smart’s Fabulously Fast Quilts. These lovely and easy quilting patterns are the ideal pieces for a crafter who wants a creative outlet but does not have a lot of time.
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