Quilt Lab by Alexandra Winston

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Quilt Lab is unlike any quilting book I have read. Alexandra Winston has written a brilliant book based on maths and made it fun!  Never has the words Geometry made me turn a pages, because I get quilting Geometry!

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Flying Geese, Court house steps, drunkard’s path and circles all mathematical in their own way but so not scary.  The 12 projects range from a book cover, large cushion to full size quilts, each with full size templates  – so important as the desire to make can come at any time and not just when there is a photocopier in sight.

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Each quilted project has a little written about what inspired Alexandra to make the item and the projects range from straight forward to more tricky – so a great book not just for beginners.

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The circles are made with an interesting method, not quite portholes – brilliantly explained and each step has good photographic reference.

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I really like this book, full of interesting designs and really well explained – a must for this years Christmas list if you can wait that long.  The Molecular would defiantly be my first make, think it’s the hexagons calling!  Below is a you tube flick though of the book.

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