Calico and Beyond: The Use of Patterned Fabric in Quilts Reviews


Calico and Beyond: The Use of Patterned Fabric in Quilts

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This book is based on exercises from several of the author’s classes. The book’s purpose is to give quiltmakers a better understanding of patterned fabric so that they will be able to produce more exciting quilts.

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3 Comments/Reviews

  • Caroline Lamb says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    a sophisticated design book, August 4, 2009
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    Caroline Lamb (Santa Cruz, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: Calico and Beyond: The Use of Patterned Fabric in Quilts (Paperback)
    This is an oldie but goodie, a quilt book published in the mid 80s. Instead of providing patterns, the author assumes that you will design your own quilt. The book contains a series of design exercises for working with patterned fabrics. She begins with the small prints common to quilts, but she extends the lessons to some more difficult fabrics, including plaids, large scale prints, and ethnic fabrics. The lessons, and the examples, are very good. The only reason I didn’t give the book a five is that I’d like there to be more–more explanation, more examples, especially on the large prints. What she does, she does beautifully. The quilt on the cover is a series of lessons in itself. If you have gorgeous large prints you have been afraid to cut, this book could provide all the inspiration you need.

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  • Janet says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A vivid imagination and artistic savvy will come in handy if you buy this book, November 27, 2010
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    Janet (Texas) –

    This review is from: Calico and Beyond: The Use of Patterned Fabric in Quilts (Paperback)
    As the first reviewer says, there’s good information in this book about working with color and patterns. Unfortunately, it’s all demonstrated with black and white drawings.

    Granted, there’s a group of color photos of finished quilts. But if each of those quilts is supposed to serve as an example of Horton’s recommendations, darned if I can figure out which quilt proves which point.

    Don’t expect patterns, either.

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  • Anonymous says:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    old fashioned quilts, August 27, 2013
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    Good book to review for ideas, especially about stripes and plaids, even though the book is somewhat dated regarding color choices. You can alter the colors as you wish; the concepts are still quite good.

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