The book gives a modern twist to traditional sampler quilts by taking twenty-five traditionally pieced blocks and pairing them each with a "sister" block that is different to the original in fabric placement or colour layout.
And putting these pairs of sister blocks together within the quilt creates added interest to the finished sampler as you can see below in the first of the samplers showcased in the book.
In the another of the samplers in the book, the colour placement within the blocks is reversed in the sister blocks to create a whole different effect again.
I think the thing that really sets this book apart for me is the beautiful sampler quilt layouts - AnneMarie has moved away from the traditional simpler 5 x 5 rows layout to create new and imaginative sampler designs.
In addition to the blocks and the sampler quilts, there are extensive "how to" sections at the end of the book so that this would make a great book for a beginner as well as someone with extensive quilting knowledge and experience.
If you would like to find out more about this wonderful new book, head on over to all the other stops on the blog hop tour which are listed out below.
Monday, January 18
AnneMarie Chany / Gen X Quilters - Introduction
Sara Lawson / Sew Sweetness
Tuesday, January 19
Wednesday, January 20
Thursday, January 21
Friday, January 22
Monday, January 25
Tuesday, January 26
Karen Lewis / Karen Lewis Textiles
Amy Gibson / Stitchery Dickory Dock
Wednesday, January 27
Sherri McConnell / A Quilting Life
Melissa Mortensen / Polka Dot Chair
Thursday, January 28
Amy Ellis / Amy's Creative Side
Heather Valentine / The Sewing Loft
Friday, January 29
Cindy Wiens / Live A Colorful Life
AnneMarie Chany / Gen X Quilters - Wrap Up