This publication is from C&T Publishing. I still have more to review from Martingale but took a break from them and decided to review this one. The book is Love Jelly Roll Quilts. The one comes to from the the Editors of a magazine, Love Patchwork and Quilting. The quilts from the book were previously published in the magazine. The editors pulled their favorite Jelly Roll Quilts and put them together to make this book. For those of you who subscribe to this publication, I’m sure it’s a let down, but I don’t so I’m happy to see the quilts.
Immediately as I was looking at the quilts (before I knew where the quilts came from) I immediately thought this has to be a publication from a different country. The fabrics in the quilts didn’t look familiar. The quilting was more simple and I liked it.
I say this everytime I review a book for C&T Publishing, they provide the worst pictures.
The above two quilts are nice but not my favorite ones in the book…and the picture below. Most experienced quilters could make this without a pattern, so why feature this?
Check out the picture below…it is a lovely photograph but it tells me nothing about the book.
This picture is better but still, you can’t see the quilt. What if the border is weird? What if it’s only a baby quilt.
No one can get a real sense of the quilt if that’s all you can see…So as usual when I review a C&T Publishing book I’m depending on my trusty camera to give you a better idea of the book.
Here’s a full view of the quilt above….It is 52 1/2″ x 62 1/2″.
One thing the book does is show the quilt backing too.
I like this string quilt too….
My favorite in the book is this one…
I like the coloring of this one. I love the design…it’s simple but very appealing to me. I read through the directions and it’s not hard either.
There are more quilts in the book….13 in all. You’ve only seen a few. It was a fun book to page through as I enjoy jelly roll quilt books and I enjoy seeing a slightly different take on quilting and so many of these project were either made with fabrics I haven’t seen, or the style is slightly different, or the quilting wasn’t quite what I typically see. That made it interesting to me.