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Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Book Review: A New Twist on Strips and Curves

A New Twist on Strips ‘n Curves
By Louisa L. Smith
C&T Publishing, 2007
Paperbound, 88 pages
Retail: $26.95

Louisa Smith’s first book, Strips ‘n Curves, published in 2001, was enormously popular. The reception it got among quilters was an indication of the appeal of these unusual and marvelous designs, based on a concept she calls “strata” or large strip sets cut into Drunkard’s Path shapes. This new book will be welcome to all of Louisa’s fans, as it builds on the earlier book with new techniques, designs, and styles. Some of these quilts resemble kaleidoscopes, some look more like otherworldly landscapes, undersea vistas, or magical gardens. Beyond the quilts there are designs for wonderful reversible jackets and handbags as well.

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