Two rectangles,14 projects, endless possibilities. The Fiona block, named for the author's granddaughter, is the basis for creating a virtually infinite variety of quilt patterns that highlight the unique qualities of fabrics, whether they are batiks, designer collections, or scraps. The larger central rectangle is ideal for showcasing novelty cloth or favorite colors. Compose a wall hanging or bed quilt with many different fabrics or just a few, go classic or modern, and play with scale using the book's five block sizes. Included are savvy techniques for adding sashing and cornerstones, an explanation of basic color theory, and helpful guidelines for selecting cloth and sewing supplies. The projects appeal to a wide range of skill levels, making this an inspiring and practical book for everyone from beginners to experienced quilters. For textile enthusiasts, it's creativity made simple, or complex.
Carolyn Perry Goins made her first quilt in the 1970s using a how-to book. She has continued her education by attending conferences and quilt festivals, studying from noted instructors. In 2005 she created CPG Designs to produce quilt patterns for beginners. Her patterns encourage new quilters to express their creativity and improve their technique. Carolyn has made commissioned quilts for organizations and companies. She has been featured several times in the Quiltmaker magazine series 100 Block by Todays Top Designers. She has been an active member of quilt groups around the world.