I was recently at a retreat where the most wonderful quilts were created using the technique sometimes called Stack n Whack. Boy was I impressed. These quilts were one of a kind creations that just stood out from the rest. I thought to myself that I really must learn how to make these quilts. Well, luckily for me I received a complimentary review copy of Sara Nephews latest publication Doubledipity: More Serendipity Quilts.
Now, I have to say, this book is chock full of information. Absolutely brimming with well thought out instructions, diagrams and photographs. The first section is a little wordy, but I have found that reading several times over the instructions helps to get it in your head and have had no trouble applying the instructions to my fabric. Sara has taken the time to explain the smallest of details and has successfully described what is a rather complicated technique, clearly and succinctly.
Following the basic instructions Sara has created 29 different blocks that can be made using this stacking technique, and each and every one of them is brilliant. Each block set of instructions is accompanied with the cutting instructions, the piecing instructions and a great overview of the quilt once pieced together.
Border details are not forgotten, and there’s a vast array of borders that will work fantastically with these unique quilts.
I thoroughly recommend this book for the quilter who is looking for a challenge. Congratulations to Sara on another wonderful book for quilters.
Other books by Sara Nephew and others:
Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin by Sara Nephew and Marci Baker (Aug 1, 2008)
Quick & Easy Quilt making: 26 Projects Featuring Speedy Cutting and Piecing Methods by Nancy J. Martin, Marsha McCloskey, Sara Nephew and Mary Hickey (Feb 1993)
Doubledipity: More Serendipity Quilts by Sara Nephew (May 30, 2006)
Easy & Elegant Quilts by Sara Nephew (Jan 1994)
Quilt Designs from the Thirties (Dover Quilting) by Sara Nephew (May 12, 1994)
Quilts from a Different Angle by Sara A. Nephew (Apr 1987)
Stars and Flowers: Three-Sided Patchwork by Sara Nephew (Feb 1989)
Mock appliqué by Sara Nephew (1995)
Building Block Quilts by Sara Nephew (May 1990)
Equilateral Triangle Patchwork: Complete Instructions for 11 Quilts (Dover Needlework) by Sara Nephew (Mar 25, 1992)
My Mother's Quilts: Designs from the Thirties by Sara Nephew (Jan 1993)
Sensational 6-Pointed Star Quilts by Sara Nephew (May 1999)
Patchwork Zoo (Quick Picture Quilts) by Sara Nephew (Mar 1998)
Big Book of Building Block Quilts by Sara Nephew (Mar 1, 2001)
Quilted Adventures by Sara Nephew (Jul 2003)
Building Block Quilts 2 by Sara Nephew (Nov 1991)
Special Times: Quick Picture Quilts by Sara Nephew (May 2000)
Quick & Easy Quiltmaking: 26 Projects Featuring Speedy Cutting and Piecing Metho by Nancy J. Martin; Marsha McCloskey; Sara Nephew; Editor-Mary Hickey (1993)
Merry Christmas by Sara Nephew and Carl Murray (May 1997)
Serendipity Quilts by Sara Nephew (May 31, 2004)
Happy Halloween by Sara Nephew and Carl Murray (May 1997)
Town & Country by Sara Nephew (May 2000)
New Labels, for Quilts by SARA NEPHEW (1998)
Building Block Quilts Craft Book by Sara Nephew (1990)
MERRY CHRISTMAS, Quick Picture Quilts by Sara Nephew (Jan 1, 1997)