For those who can't find time to sit down and make a quilt! This is the book for time-challenged quilters. The instructions are written so that after choosing and cutting the fabric for any one of 16 quilts, each step takes about one hour to complete. Beginners will love the step-by-step directions. A bonus for quilters of all skill levels is Judy's fun and interesting way with borders. The projects are lap size or bigger and the tops take just 6 to 18 hours to complete! If you're only able to work on your quilt daily or monthly, Judy's organizing tips will let you pick up right where you left off with ease and get that quilt finished! There are even recipes that require very little time to prepare, but your family will think you've spent hours in the kitchen! Less time cooking, more time quilting!
Weekend Quilts by Judy Laquidara - 06/16/2012
Reviewer: Quilters Newsletter Magazine from USA
Complete patterns for 16 quilts, all based on easy cutting and piecing techniques and all lap sized or bigger, make this a great starter book for beginners. But any quilter who needs to make a quilt in a hurry without a lot of fuss would be glad to have these patterns on hand. According to Judy, the tops take between 6 and 18 hours to make, and she even provides a few recipes for quick, easy meals that will keep you out of the kitchen so you’ll have more time to sew. - Quilters Newsletter Magazine, February/March 2011, page 52.
“An outstanding guide for any quilter under the gun...” - 08/17/2010
Reviewer: James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief from Oregon, WI, USA
“Weekend Quilts” is for quilters who have limited quilting time. It provides instructions divided into one-hour segments and tells how to cut fabrics, produce all sizes of quilts, and use time-saving techniques to price and make the quit. An outstanding guide for any quilter under the gun but still passionate about quilting! --James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review, California Bookwatch, August 2010, The Needlecraft Shelf.
Weekend Quilts - 02/16/2010
Reviewer: Kathy Niemann from Marietta, GA
You might expect average looking quilts if you can make them so quickly. Not so. The borders for these quilts are more than the same old thing. They are the special finishing touches that set the quilts in this book apart. Another very unique difference in this book are the organizational tips. Each step of the pattern gives you an idea of how long it should take to do it. Applause.
Weekend Quilts - 02/14/2010
Reviewer: Vivian M. Benton from Pittsburgh, PA
Love to make quilts but just don't have enough time? Judy Laquidara comes to the rescue with her new book "Weekend Quilts." In addition to simplified instructions for making the quilts, Judy provides lots of tips for quilting---one hour at a time. And, to give you even more time for quilting, she provides some time-saving tips in the kitchen, along with several recipes that are guaranteed to result in more quilting time. While "Sarah's Pork Roast" is baking (page 91), you can be busy working on one of the lovely quilts she provides, such as "Gumdrop Mountain" on page 44.
Weekend Quilts - 02/10/2010
Reviewer: Iris Frank from Santa Cruz, CA
Wouldn't it be nice, just once, to start a quilt and have it completed in the amount of time allocated for it? Why do our quilting endeavors almost always take longer than we think they will? Author Judy Laquidara provides us with wonderful techniques to make better use of the precious few hours we do have in our lives to quilt.
Very valuable is her list, Tips for Successful Quilting--One Hour at a Time, to organize ongoing projects in the most efficient manner possible. This way, they can be successfully picked up (and put down) repeatedly as time permits. The book focuses on what can be accomplished in hour increments, but as the author points out, "each of the quilts could easily be made in one weekend if changes to weekday routines are just not possible--hence the title."
All 16 of the quilts detailed in the book are made primarily of marbled or tone-on-tone fabrics, and they are beautifully coordinated and the designs are pleasingly bold and graphic.
As a surprise bonus, the author, who loves to cook, extends her time saving techniques to the kitchen (because she found she was spending the majority of her time there rather than in her quilting studio) and gives us some quick and tasty recipes for a number of dishes. She also refers us to her website, http:/www.limegreenkitchen.com for additional ones which can result in more quilting time.
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