Katharine Guerrier shows how to create her freely pieced house blocks and put them together to make your own lively and quirky scrap house quilt. Quilts using this formula can be made any size, incorporating different elements and techniques: novelty fabric for gardens, farmyard or sky, curved seams for landscape panels, block samples left over from previous projects and oddments of fabric you will almost certainly have in your scrap bag.

Follow these guidelines and techniques, and watch the author demonstrating on the video clips, then add your own ideas, orphan blocks and variations, to make your own unique quilt. The interest is kept up as you work because decisions are made as you construct the quilt. It’s almost as if you can make it up as you go along!

Katharine Guerrier, acclaimed quilter, teacher and author, has written many books including Scrap Quilt Sensation and Quilting from Start to Finish (David & Charles) plus three Rainbow Disks: Patchwork Postcards and Pinboard Quilts, Scrap Quilt Projects and Scrap Quilts for Babies and Toddlers. Trained at Camberwell School of Art in London, Katharine has been making quilts and embroideries since 1980. Katharine is a regular contributor to UK and US magazines.

Using this ebook: tips, Introduction, The Basic House Block, Adding Tree & Garden, Half-Square Triangles, Tilted Pinwheel, Friendship Star, Spinning Star, Eight-pointed Star, Diamond Strip , Landscape Panel & Curved Seams, The Fence Panel, More Filler Blocks, Assembling & Finishing, Techniques, Suppliers/Contacts


  1. PDF format on CD, readable on any system, PC or Mac. All you need is Adobe Reader, available as a free download. Also readable on iPad and tablets using ezPDFREader from the Appstore.
  2. You can browse and search easily through a Rainbow Disk using the PDF bookmarks, page tabs and search tool. They take you quickly to the chapter, project or page you need.
  3. Watch the video clips of the author demonstrating techniques from within Adobe Reader or ezPDFREader.
  4. Use the PDF zoom tool to zoom in on close-up details in photographs, and see the details greatly enlarged.
  5. Print out chosen pages for easy reference, shopping lists etc.
  6. Use links to suppliers to go directly to their web pages.

You can now download your Rainbow Disks ebooks from the new website Vivebooks.com.

There are ebooks from other top quilters, such as Annette Morgan, Angela Madden, Mary Jenkins, and Madeleine Millington. 

To celebrate 2013 and the launch of vivebooks.com, they are offering a special New Year Discount of 13% off any eboooks, providing you spend £20 minimum. Just enter promotional coupon VB132013 at Checkout to get the discount. Offer ends 1 February 2013.