Thimbleberries Quilts with a New Attitude by Lynette Jensen
A good quilt design can really work in any fabric, whether traditional or modern. Thimbleberries patterns have always been the “go to” for teaching new quilters. Showing the quilts made in a variety of fabric collections helps everyone imagine the possibilities. In Thimbleberries Quilts with a New Attitude, Lynette Jensen shows just how different a quilt can look simply by “flipping” your fabric choices, from traditional to the bright, exploding colors of the modern aesthetic.
Her new book published by Landauer Publishing is packed full of amazing projects, 23 in all! The patterns are all written in Thimbleberries style with easy to follow instructions and color diagrams.
Throughout the book, each quilt was made using vastly different fabrics. In some cases the same block was used but half sized.
In some cases, the same blocks were used but sashing and borders were eliminated and in many cases an alternate size quilt dimension was the result. A touch of appliqué now and then also changed the flavor of the quilt.
Take a look at Garden Inspiration featuring Garden Collage by Lynette Jensen and My Blue Heaven featuring Cotton + Steel’s Bluebird. The projects are the same, but look completely different. The result is surprising. Isn’t it? If you haven’t tried fabrics outside your comfort zone, perhaps this will inspire you to take a leap!
Shares Lynette, “I am convinced that a good quilt design works for both traditional and modern fabrics. This is the perfect opportunity for quilters whose fabric preferences differ to learn from each other. The best part of quilting has always been the tradition
of passing on the joy of making a quilt with another generation of quilters.”
Lynette Jensen’s new book, Quilts with a New Attitude has arrived and is available from Landauer Publishing and hopefully at your local quilt shop.
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