Friday, June 5, 2015

Book Review: Creating Hawaiian-Inspired Quilts by Judith Sandstrom

The book "Creating Hawaiian-Inspired Quilts" by Judith Sandstrom is a short, 80 paged book explaining Hawaiian quilt making. The cover of this book instantly drew me to choose this book to review. Although I have made several quilts, I have never attempted an Hawaiian quilt. The book starts with an introduction and detailed history of Hawaiian quilts. The book then has a showcase of 18 beautiful Hawaiian quilts made by six modern quilt makers. Each quilt project has a materials, cutting directions and sewing directions with beautiful pictures of the finished project. The book is split into five chapters, Traditional Single-Color Designs, Traditional Center-Embellished with Added Colors, Embellished Block-Used Repeated Times, Embellished Block-Center Medallion with Patchwork, and Patterns. The author gives directions for both hand and machine applique. The patterns are crisp and clean making for an easy time in copying onto fabric. I learned a lot about Hawaiian quilt making from reading this book. The book "Creating Hawaiian-Inspired Quilts by Judith Sandstrom inspired me to venture out and try making a Hawaiian quilt with success. I recommend this book to anyone who likes Hawaiian art.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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