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sister sampler quilts

Create beautiful and unique modern samplers with Sister Sampler Quilts.  Traditional piecing methods combine with fun modern layouts in these 3 samplers with a twist.  What's the twist?

Instead of creating just one of each block, all blocks in this book are made as "Sister" pairs.  Create them to your liking as identical twins, color inverted pairs, to completely scrappy sets.

Inside the book are 25 interchangeable sister blocks and 3 sampler quilt designs that challenge traditional grid layouts with fun, innovative settings.

The quilts beautifully bridge the gap between traditional and modern.  Whether you're a beginner or a more advanced quilter, you'll enjoy practicing and perfecting quilting basics, like half-square triangles, flying geese and hourglass blocks, to beautiful effect.

Modern traditional quilting is the perfect way to blend old and new techniques to create a quilt that's uniquely yours!

  • 25 interchangeable blocks in 2 sizes (9" and 12" finished blocks)
  • 3 modern sampler quilt layout designs
  • Create quilt blocks as "Sister" pairs to learn about color placement, practice piecing techniques and create balance in your sampler

Sister Sampler Quilts: 3 Modern Sampler Quilts with Paired Sister Blocks 128 pages; 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" ISBN: 978-1440245039 By AnneMarie Chany

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sisters' ten

10 classic traditional blocks made in "sister" pairs are set in opposing halves of the quilt. This quilt has a theme centered around your favorite women. Be it a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister or Friend. We all have a woman that we look up to and aspire to be like. These ten quilt blocks all honor those women, using their name as the block name. Sister's Choice, Grandmother's Frame.

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vice versa

8 classic blocks are made with 4 colors as we normally see them.  To explore how color changes a quilt block, the same block is made inverted - so the color goes in the background and vice versa.  The resulting look is a whole new block! Set these "sister" pairs together or mix and match to make the quilt a visual treat.

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bonfire

Learn intermediate skills if you like by including 3 curve blocks and 3 string blocks from the BONFIRE chapter to make a beautifully scrappy sampler quilt.  Set 16 blocks within a starburst to highlight the intricate blockwork.  If curves and strings aren't your thing, all blocks from the book are interchangeable within the 3 settings.