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A Book Review Blog Post


…by the family quilter Jessi Jung

Lauren and I were recently asked to participate in a blog tour to review a new book by Clotilde, called Jump-Start Your Quilting. The official tour dates are March 10th through the 16th. Seven designers (I’m sure you’ll recognize many of them) are participating, and each reviewing one of the patterns from the book.


First of all, I have to say this is a great book! The whole idea is to save time (or “jump start” your quilt making process) by using pre-cut fabric packs. These packs come in coordinating fabric lines, and they are already cut to fit the quilt pattern…putting you way ahead of the game.

Our assignment was to review a quilt called Shadow Play, by Julie Weaver. The skill level is beginner. In my opinion, this quilt was so fun and easy to put together. There are no seams to match, except when joining rows, and it is the type of quilt that can be quickly constructed using an assembly line process. I used fabrics from my stash (to get a feel for the pattern), which can easily be done, but pre-cuts make it a breeze.



To see more pattern reviews, be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour:

March 10 : Victoria at Bumble Beans Inc.
March 11 : Linda at Quilt Cookies
March 12 : Here’s our website too.
March 13 : Pat Sloan at her blog
March 14 : Melanie at Texas Freckles
March 15 : Aunt Pitty Pat at her blog
March 16 : Glenna at Holly Hock Quilts


While this blog hop only reviewed 7 patterns, Clotilde compiled over 45 adorable projects for this book, including quilts, pillows, and gift ideas. Every project in this book includes clear directions, color-coded diagrams, various skill levels, and pre cut pack requirements.

I highly recommend that you all check out
Jump Start Your Quilting
by Clotilde.

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  1. Evelene Sterling
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the review I am thinking this a book that says me all over it. Love your quilt very beautiful.
    bimbi9 at verizon dot net

  2. Posted March 14, 2011 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    I am enjoying the blog tour and think the book would be delightful! I esp like the last quilt picture on your post. Thx for the info.

  3. Posted March 14, 2011 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    LOVE the colors in this quilt. So cheerful.

  4. Kathlene
    Posted March 14, 2011 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the review. This is such an attractive quilt. I also like your lighter colors.

  5. Margaret Chair
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    The cover quilt & the one you made really appeal to me… and it sounds like the instructions are right up my alley! Thanks for your review!

  6. DebrafromMD
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    This looks like a book I may need to have for my library. Thanks for the review!

  7. Anne mary
    Posted March 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    I see a lot of your fabrics in the sample quilt Jessie made. I always like shortcuts, so I am going to visit all the blogs to see the quilts made! This is the book for me

  8. Posted March 12, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    The more I hear about this book, the more I want it. Thanks for the review.

  9. Posted March 12, 2011 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    I am really looking forward to all the reviews on this wonderful book. Thank you for a marvelous opportunity to check each blog. I love, love my Hideaway bundle. Judy C

  10. Posted March 11, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful review… thought I would visit and say hello since I was on the blog tour :)
    I love the book.. so many wonderful fun projects.. and they look easy and fun to create!

    • Posted March 12, 2011 at 12:51 am | Permalink

      Thanks for stopping by! We really liked the book too! And I look forward to seeing your review in the next few days!

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