Thursday, 3 September 2009

Book Review - Quilting Illusions

I recommend Quilting Illusions: Create over 40 eye-fooler quilts by Celia Eddy for any quilter who enjoys the look of optical illusions. Create quilts that fool the eye, where the same quilt has 2 or 3 different looks depending on your perspective.

Each project is clearly laid out, and from some simple block patterns amazing illusions are created. The book relies heavily on templates - most of the quilt patterns use them. But clear diagrams are provided to allow you to draft the templates to the exact size you desire. There are a variety of patterns - and many new twists on old favourites.

Also included in the book are many tips and tricks. Drafting patterns, quick piecing tips, and tips on the use of colour in your illusions. So many quilts, so little time. There are patterns in here for every taste and skill level.


  1. Oh boy.... books are my weakness!!! And I love the idea of optical illlusions!! Quilt magic - just so much fun to look at them!!
    Thanks for the book recomendation!!! I am going to put it on my list.....

  2. This book was the inspiration for my tumbling blocks quilt :)