{Book Review + Giveaway} Large Block Quilts by Vickie Eapen

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Vickie Eapan, the quilter from Spun Sugar Quilts, has just released her first quilt book, Large Block Quilts. The book includes 16 Quilt designs made from large blocks that are quick and easy to construct. They would be perfect for when you need to make a quilt in a hurry or for charity quilts. The designs range from modern to more traditional. Many of the designs would be suitable for those larger scale prints in your stash. The designs all combine prints with solids for a a more modern look.

 Some of our favourite designs include:

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One of my favourite designs was the Lantern Lights Quilt (pictured above). It is a design that works well with medium scale prints. The printed fabric used in the block is 2 1/2 inches in width so would be the perfect project to use a jelly roll. The left over printed fabrics make for a colourful scrappy binding.
I constructed a Lantern Light block from Bliss fabric, Moda (refer below). The instructions are clear and include helpful diagrams for ease of construction. The block, which measures 18 1/2 inches square, was assembled in under 15 minutes (not including the cutting time). This block is perfect for a beginner quilter as there are no tricky seams to match up.

So if you are a time poor quilter, the projects in this book will be right up your alley. They are all quickly assembled. The hard part will be deciding which quilt to make first!

To read more reviews of Large Block Quilts, check out the other stops on the Book Tour:

4/20 Vickie Eapen www.spunsugarquilt.com
4/22 Natalia Bonner http://www.pieceandquilt.com
4/23 Kathy Brown http://theteacherspet.typepad.com/theteacherspet/
4/25 Carol Lewis http://carolscraftblog.blogspot.com/
4/26 A Spoonful of Sugar http://aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com//
4/29 Stitch This! Martingale’s blog http://blog.shopmartingale.com/

To be in the running to win a copy of Large Block Quilts, leave a comment below. Giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be drawn on May 3, 2013 and announced here on the blog. Good Luck!

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  1. says

    Just when you think you have all the quilt books you need, another comes along that’s a must-have. I do hope this book has my name on it; I love the look of those big blocks, especially the basket block. Thanks for sharing, Lisa and Sarah.

  2. says

    Vickie has done such a great job on her first quilt book…I hope to see many more from her. Seeing all the blogs so far I would really love to have this book..every quilt I have seen looks great and easy to do…great giveaway.

  3. says

    I just helped my 9-year-old granddaughter complete a throw-size quilt. When she is ready to try something a bit more complicated, one of the quilts from this book might be just perfect. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  4. says

    Love Vickie’s book and your great review of her quilts. I think I like the basket design and the cover quilt the best! They are gorgeous. Thanks for entering me in the giveaway!

  5. says

    Love the BIG blocks, great for a last minute gift. Thanks so much to you and Vickie for the generous giveaway. ;-> Toni Anne
    P.S. Thanks for the Snickerdoodle recipe, I’m making them this afternoon.

  6. says

    Thanks for the review. I like the idea of large blocks, especially for charity quilts. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book too.

  7. says

    I’m luving all the blocks…seeing the whole quilt using the Lantern Light block makes me want to make that one first…now it will be a toss up…the Stretched Star block or the Lantern Light block. I’m keeping my fingers crossed to win a copy of Vickie’s book. Thanks for the chance….have a great weekend and happy stitching, Pauline

  8. says

    this could be a lot of fun to get a group of gals together and all make a block, ta da, a quilt top done in a few hours….count me in!

  9. says

    My comment didn’t post!
    Thanks for the chance to win an autographed (I hope) copy of this book. The more I see the quilts and projects on the hop, the more quilts I want to make from the book.
    So, please put my name in the drawing for the Win!

  10. says

    That looks like a useful book for fast quilts. I’ve been working on some of my own ideas, but it would be nice to have a book with exact measurements for a quilt all laid out.

  11. says

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this book, and for showing so many examples from it. If I am not the lucky winner I will be adding this to my wish list.

  12. says

    Thanks for a chance to win this book. I like the idea that I can finish a quilt with limited time. Love the large blocks.

  13. says

    I like the idea of the Lantern Light block being so forgiving with matching of seams. I can’t wait to try out the book’s Hidden Baskets pattern too.

  14. says

    I think I’d like to use the rest of a jelly roll I have and make a Lantern Lights Quilt. The fabrics would be perfect for it. Thanks for the chance to win Vickie’s book!

  15. says

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the book. Once in a while I like fast and easy blocks and these big blocks would do the trick.

  16. says

    I love these blog hops, large blocks are certainly fun and great for faster results. I love your fabric choices. Hope to see you around more often now that I know you are here!

  17. says

    I love large block quilts. I feel I am getting more done in less time. Looks like a beautiful book. thank you for the opportunity to win.

  18. says

    I love large block quilts. I feel I am getting more done in less time. Looks like a beautiful book. thank you for the opportunity to win.

  19. says

    I also like the “Hidden Baskets” design. Maybe because it’s simple yet looks complex. I think it would also be great to experiment with color combinations, textures, etc.

  20. says

    I like your “time poor quilter” description. That is me for sure. This would be a great book for me. Thanks for a chance to win. loving all the blogs showing the book and block off.

  21. says

    Thanks for your blog post about Vickie’s book. I need a quilt pattern for my grandson and I believe the one of “circles” looks like bike wheels. He races BMX. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book.

  22. says

    OMG – what an amazing book. This book looks like what I have been searching for – relatively new to patchwork, I love simple but stunning blocks that are of a modern style.
    Thanks so much for doing this review – definately a book for my want/need list.

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