Ok, I will confess that the cover of this book was the main reason why a bought it. The quilt looks so complex and the title states it’s “simplyfied”. So my curiosity won.
When you open the book the table of contents will take your breath away. I immediately wanted to make every single quilt of this book.
There are 12 projects but each of them has three further options in different colors – 48 possibilities all in all.
All the quilts are solely made of 60° triangles.
The downside: you need a lot of these triangles – a lot of cutting and a lot of sewing. And every triangle has 2 sides on the bias.
The upside: Ruth Ann Berry explains in every detail how to cut, organize and sew the triangles. And there are no inset seams.
To sew one of these quilts you will need a lot of patience (the quilts consist of 800 to 1000 triangles),
a brand new blade in your rotary cutter and
you have to be prepared to unsew some seams (I think it’s really easy to switch two triangles which will ruin the design).
At the moment I don’t have the peace of mind to tackle such a project but if you do you will soon be the proud owner of a spectacular quilt.
Stunning 3-D Quilts Simplified
by Ruth Ann Berry
C&T Publishing, 2020