Inspired by the bold patterns of traditional woven coverlets, former math professor Robert DeCarli here presents 15 quilts that capture that look with intricate patterns of rectangles, resulting in designs that appear to have circles, diamonds, and knots, yet are actually far easier to make than they might seem. DeCarli uses simple strip sets that are cross-cut to yield the individual rows used to build each block.
"Inspired by antique weaving patterns, DeCarli has designed a remarkably diverse group of quilts containing only 90-degree angles. Simply sew strip sets, cross cut them, and you're well on your way to a bold, beautiful quilt."—Quilters Newsletter