Quilts from Quarters contains 12 designs that can be made from fat or long quarters of fabric. Each project gives you the cutting instructions for both fat and long quarters, as well as step by step instructions illustrated with colour diagrams. There’s also a layout plan which details the finished quilt size and block size too (as seen above). There’s a small general techniques section at the back of the book but a basic knowledge of quilt construction is assumed. If you need help we have some detailed quilting tutorials in our techniques section. There are also full size templates in the book, and available to download and print from their website too.
The designs themselves range from the very simple beginner quilts to more intermediate quilts for those who want to expand their skills. I love that most the quilts are made up in modern fabrics (see my favourite 4 quilt designs above.) In their previous books the fabric style tended towards the traditional which I found less inspiring. Also there are quilt designs to suit different types of fabrics: solids, blenders and both large and small scale prints. Something for every type of fat quarter you may be hoarding…
The big difference I noticed from their published books was the photography had much more prominence. Stunning large photos of the quilts throughout, often a stylised draped quilt type photo, plus a flat lay photo showing the full quilt, as well as close up photos on some of the details.
The good news is that you can buy quilt kits for the patterns from the book direct from The Quilt Room website so you can make the same quilts in the same fabrics as seen in the book. Or of course you can rummage through your stash of fat quarters and make your own fabric combo.
I have hundreds of fat quarters in my stash so these quilt patterns are ideal to help me stash bust. I really want to make Diamond Sparkle (top right in the above collage) but I’ll probably use a single colour sashing rather than the scrappy look featured in the book. It’s joined my very long ‘to make’ list. Keep an eye on my Instagram to see pictures sometime in the future.