Book Review: We Love Color: 16 Iconic Quilt Designers Create with Kona Solids (Compiled by Susanne Woods)


This is an interesting book in that it only uses Kona color solids in its designs. It also gives you a color chart showing the names of the colors used in each quilt, so you can exactly duplicate each project. This is a bonus for people who are frustrated when they want to duplicate quilts in books that use long out-of-stock fabrics.

We Love Color contains 16 different quilts, designed by 16 different quilters. There is great variety in the quilts — pieced, appliqued, and improvisational. None of the projects appeared to be too difficult.  They are all modern in design but range from more traditional to very unconventional. What I like most — as a longarmer — is that there are great pictures of the quilting.

At the beginning of each chapter, the designer talks about their inspiration for the quilt. I found this very interesting, since it’s often hard to tell what inspires modern quilts. At the end of the book are biographies of each of the designers, so you can learn more about them.

Overall I found this to be a great inspiration on how to work with solid fabrics.

You can see more images of this book at We Love Color.


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