Linda Chaney and Laura Chaney Gerth
American Quilter’s Society; $24.95
When I think of English paper piecing, it is usually about hexies these days. It was a delight to see this easy adaptation of the technique to make numerous vessels and other home accessories. Once you have learned the basics of stabilizing and stitching the pieces together, the authors — a mother and daughter team — offer instructions for seven types of flat or container projects. The instructions are clear and well-illustrated, and you will find full-sized templates to use. I appreciated the “Lessons from Laura” tips to be sure your project turns out well. I found several projects that I wanted to try from a fussy cut scalloped to the star boxes. I am pretty sure once I start it will be hard to stop.
Look for the book at your favorite quilt shop or book retailer. Here’s a link to Amazon if you would like to learn more about the book.