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L + J Blog

quilt, create, inspire

A Book Review Blog Post


lauren_jung_jessi_jung_bloghop_01 the family quilter Jessi Jung

Lauren and I were recently asked to participate in a blog tour to review a new book by Clotilde, called Jump-Start Your Quilting. The official tour dates are March 10th through the 16th. Seven designers (I'm sure you'll recognize many of them) are participating, and each reviewing one of the patterns from the book.


First of all, I have to say this is a great book! The whole idea is to save time (or "jump start" your quilt making process) by using pre-cut fabric packs. These packs come in coordinating fabric lines, and they are already cut to fit the quilt pattern...putting you way ahead of the game.

Our assignment was to review a quilt called Shadow Play, by Julie Weaver. The skill level is beginner. In my opinion, this quilt was so fun and easy to put together. There are no seams to match, except when joining rows, and it is the type of quilt that can be quickly constructed using an assembly line process. I used fabrics from my stash (to get a feel for the pattern), which can easily be done, but pre-cuts make it a breeze.



To see more pattern reviews, be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour:

March 10 : Victoria at Bumble Beans Inc. March 11 : Linda at Quilt Cookies March 12 : Here's our website too. March 13 : Pat Sloan at her blog March 14 : Melanie at Texas Freckles March 15 : Aunt Pitty Pat at her blog March 16 : Glenna at Holly Hock Quilts


While this blog hop only reviewed 7 patterns, Clotilde compiled over 45 adorable projects for this book, including quilts, pillows, and gift ideas. Every project in this book includes clear directions, color-coded diagrams, various skill levels, and pre cut pack requirements.

I highly recommend that you all check out
Jump Start Your Quilting
by Clotilde.