by author Boo Davis
A Block by Block Guide to Making Patchwork and Quilting
“Boo Davis is a rock star! Dare to Be
Square Quilting is the perfect patchwork primer for beginners and a
refreshing review for experienced quilters. A must-have book for any
quilt or craft library.” --Denyse Schmidt (author of Denyse Schmidt
. . . My approach
to quilting is an approach for true beginners. I don’t like triangles,
circles, hexagons, diamonds, rhombuses, or any shape that makes
measuring a chore. (Can we stop right here and ponder the word rhombus?
Man, that word is hilarious.) In this book, every project is designed
using only squares and rectangles. Why just squares and rectangles?
Because straight seams are easy to stitch!
Craft a modern quilt
with independent quilt-maker Boo Davis, whose fun, slightly quirky
designs take quilts into new graphic territory. Using only simple shapes
like rectangles and squares you’ll see robots, skulls, alarm clocks,
and owls come to life as fabulous, full-size quilts. With 10 charming
quilt patterns, and 15 eye-popping patchwork projects perfect for
afternoon or weekend crafting, Dare to Be Square Quilting reinterprets
quilt traditions such as basket weave, rail fence, and housetop designs
in a bold new way. With advice on color and fabric selection, and an
extensive how-to section on quilting, Davis teaches the fastest,
simplest, and most reliable methods modern quilting has to offer.
Dare to make a quilt that’s funny, fabulous, and from the heart . . . Dare to be square!