Simple Geometric Quilting - A Book Review

One of my favorite things about blogs and Instagram and Pinterest and all of the platforms where we can find inspiration, is finding quilters that I really admire whose style is completely different than mine. Laura Preston, who recently released a book called Simple Geometric Quilting, is one of those quilters.

Simple Geometric Quilting - Book Review

Her goal when writing this book was to encompass the entire quilting process starting with design. Most books start at fabric selection or cutting fabric and hearing the design behind Laura's work was so interesting and useful - especially when paired with the photos of the quilts that are taken in the landscapes that inspired them.

The Tessa Quilt in Solids

When I made my very first version of my Tessa Quilt pattern I knew I needed to make a solids version and I finally made it happen this month.

The Tessa Quilt in Solids - Kitchen Table Quilting

Putting this one together was so much fun. I love blues and greens and this pattern is quick and fun to put together (I promise, there isn't a single y-seam in this quilt).

The August Quilt - Pink and Purple Version

It is probably indicative of when I grew up (late 80s/early 90s) but I am a huge fan of pink and purple together.

The August Quilt in Pinks and Purples - Kitchen Table Quilting

Blame it on all of those Lisa Frank stickers I had as a kid, but this combo still really gets me. After I made my rainbow version of the August Quilt, I knew I needed to make another. This time I wanted to re-use some of the colors and use a tighter range of shades.

Scrappy Scrap Happy Quilt

I have a confession to make: I didn't not meet my goal of completely 3 WIPs in September. But I did finish this one.


I'm giving myself bonus points because I used (1) tons of legitimate scraps and (2) two different prints from my stash that have been sitting on my shelf for YEARS.

The August Quilt - Pattern Testers' Versions

For this pattern I decided to mix things up a bit and share the pattern tester's quilts in their own post so they don't get buried at the bottom. I think it is so helpful to be able to see a variety of fabric choices made by different quilters to help inspire you. If you want to check out the original post for The August Quilt, click here.

I was so pleased to see the variety that they used in their fabric selection - there are solids, there are prints, and there are mixes of solids and prints. They all give the pattern its own personality - I love it!

The August Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

One thing that my pattern testers shared with me on this project was that the curves were easier to piece than they had anticipated. That came from first-time curves sewers as we as quilters who are more experienced with sewing curves.

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