Review & Giveaway: Quick and Easy Quilts by Lynne Goldsworthy

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I’m so delighted to have been asked by Lynne Goldsworthy (of Lily’s Quilts fame) to review her new book Quick and Easy Quilts (available from Kyle Books) – it’s a lovely book packed with fantastic, modern, fun projects.

LG Into the light quilt LG
Into the Light – I think my favourite quilt in the book, although it’s a tricky choice!
LG Kodachrome
Kodachrome – a quilt that shows how well simple designs, bright colours and contrasts are made for each other!

As you can see, the beautiful quilts are shown at their best with gorgeous styling and photography by Jan Baldwin.

The projects are aimed at a variety of levels of ability, so there are more challenging ideas for long-time quilters, but there is lots here that would make this a really great book for someone just getting started with quilting, including some really good introductory instructions to getting started with quilting.

LG Clear instructions 2

I was impressed with the simple instructions, which are well laid out with lots of useful diagrams. And each quilt is introduced by Lynne in her friendly way, with memories and anecdotes, a really nice touch.

LG Under My Umbrella
This quilt – Under My Umbrella – really shows off Lynne’s confident way with big bold fabrics and colours.
LG Summer Picnic Quilt
This picnic quilt using Kaffe Fassett prints is another of my favourites from the book.
LG Gypsy Cushion
I love this cushion – a really tempting project!

 

Giveaway

Happily, if you’d like a copy of this lovely book, I have one to give away!
Just leave a comment on this blog post telling me what you are sewing at the moment (or feel free to stick with ‘pick me!’).

  • There are extra goes available for anyone who shares this giveaway on social media, but you have to leave extra comments (one per share) to tell me.
  • The giveaway will be open until Sunday 24 April, and I will announce the winner on Monday.
  • The giveaway is open worldwide.

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96 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway: Quick and Easy Quilts by Lynne Goldsworthy

  1. I’m halfway through a paper pieced spider web quilt…my first ever paper pieced quilt.
    A few mistakes here & there, some occasional seam ripping, etc……

  2. I am making Smitten by Jen Kingwell Designs. It is an epp project which I started in November 2015 and it is a labour of love, for my three year old granddaughter.

  3. What beautiful projects! Would love to have this book. As most of us, I have several projects I’m working on. I’m working on an embroidery and piecing quilt called Sundresses. I’m also taking a class using Cindy Blackberg’s stamps and making a wallhanging. These are just two projects that keep me busy.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. As I mentioned on your recent liberty lawn post I’m about to start my third quilt for my four month old niece in a chevron design. I’m having trouble choosing the fabric though – there’s so much choice. Lynne’s book looks lovely – I love the pillow and the fabrics used.

  5. I’m sewing hexies at the moment for my first ever quilt and would love to win this book. Will share on IG. Thank you

  6. I have ten works in progress but the most enjoyable is hand sewing on my Splendid Sampler which uses piecing six inch squares, embroidery and appliqué.

  7. I am working on my second block for the Splendid Sampler QAL being run by Pat Sloan & Jane Davidson, and mending … clothes, & not all mine either

  8. Great book! I’m making a snowball quilt for my son – all the snowballs are different sizes. I’ve lost a bit of momentum now that I’ve finished the top though…

  9. This book looks so Awesome! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! 😀

    I am currently working on an Applique project (am verrrry slooow! lol) Also cutting Tumbler blocks for a Throw for our Family Room 🙂

  10. I’m working on a block exchange with my 3 sisters. I love quilt books – thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Hello, this book looks great. I’m currently working on garment making, but as soon as the outfit is done, I’ll be making a ‘surprise’ quilt for my nephew with little flaps that lift up to reveal different novelty fabrics!

  12. I have a communion and a christening coming up next month so I just finished a scalloped caplet and starting on a christening gown next… And after that I might have to make a dress for myself because I can’t find anything in the shops…

  13. I’m currently making some qayg placemats, a small quilt, several small projects, a couple of pillows…in other words, I joined the FAL!

  14. I’m sewing the Crossroads BOM, Night Sky, project bags for friends and getting ready to start a pixie basket.

  15. It’s been so long since I’ve used my sewing machine, I’m not sure I remember how. This would be the perfect reason to start sewing again.

  16. I’ve several UFOs to finish and have plans for a summer table runner. Any title with Quick and Easy is always worth reading! I’m a big fan of Lynne Goldsworth’ s designs.

  17. I am about to embark on the trickiest project I have ever attempted – an Irish dancing dress for my daughter!

  18. What I’m working on today is quilting another of my mother’s quilt tops she left when she passed away last year. This one is a Stacked Bricks and I’m longarm quilting it with a kind of circuit board free hand design….I’ll call the quilt Motherboard when I finish it. Thank you for a chance to win this lovely book.

  19. Hi thanks for allowing to enter. I am currently making a diamond quilted table runner in lemon and orange colours ro complement my newly decorated kitchen. Would love to win as I am newbie to quilting.

  20. I have just borrowed this from the library, what a coincidence. Would love to own it, thanks for the opportunity.

  21. Very new to quilting, inspired by a friend’s work. Starting my own projects so inspiration from Veryberryhandmade invaluable.

  22. As usual I have more than one project on the go. The one I am concentrating on is a quilt using Liberty lawn in all blue colours but I also have a couple of EPP piecing projects which no doubt I will concentrate on while sitting in the garden. I am making a lot of EPP stars but am not sure what I will do with them yet.The book looks just lovely and I would love to win a copy.

  23. I am making a wall hanging. It is a a apple harvest wall hanging from Jo Colwill book. I am enjoying it as there is a lot of appliqué ,my favourite .

  24. Am wanting this book because I have admired Lynne’s work for years, both throu following her blog and also the things she has designed for Oakshott. I’m working on pieced words for my spelling bee quilt group.

  25. I’m half way through a lap quilt for my Mum. Hoping to get it finished very soon. The book looks full of inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. I would love to win this book, having admired Lynne’s quilts for years. I follow her blog and also the things she designs for Oakshott. I’m working on patchwork words for my spelling bee quilt group right now.

  27. I’m in the middle of a quilt using stars (don’t ask when it was started) and a patchwork throw for a friend (was going to be a wedding present…they’ve been married three years..) I don’t want to win the book, lovely as it is, but just wanted to say the Kaffe Fassett quilt is delicious!

  28. I’m working on fmq’ing my second quilt. Also making some hexies for a future project. The quilts in your book are beautiful! I especially love the one on the cover!!

  29. Making my first English Paper Pieced quilt using Best of Morris fabric by Moda. So far it’s looking good!

  30. I am making a quilt for my granddaughter who just turned one and already is showing interest in fabrics and quilts.

  31. I’m making a lap blanket for my daughter – it’s the biggest quilt I have done so far and I’ve made it harder than it needed to be -might take a while!

  32. Just finished a baby quilt using a Cat in the Hat cheater panel. It was fun, quick, easy and very effective. Also I made a lovely, summery reversible market bag in a boaty fabric – great for the beach. Next I am going to have a week off with my grandchildren.

  33. Looks like a beautiful book! As ever working on several projects at once – 1) inspired by the mini hoop swap have started making embroidered brooches, 2) new cushion covers and 3) a mini quilt for local hospital baby care unit.

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