Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Some new quilt books

I love quilting books, which is ironic since I've only made one quilt from all the books I own.  I love looking through them and getting ideas.  I recently added four new ones to my shelf and have really enjoyed them so far.


I admit that Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman from Oh Fransson is my new absolute favorite book.  It was on my Amazon Wish List for a while, and I finally added it to the cart the other day.  I was so excited to receive it.  I love almost all the quilts in the book and actually plan to make a few of them.  They are all great and very much my style. Elizabeth's patterns are perfect as always.

Love Quilting Modern!  It is a very close second as my favorite quilting book.  Again this one was on my Amazon Wish List and mysteriously made it's way into my cart one afternoon.  I love Jacquie and Katie's style.   Jacquie's blog was among the very first quilting blogs I discovered.  Her work helped me realize that quilting could be modern and designs could be non-traditional.  Such great ideas and inspiration.  I have plans to make one of the quilts and even know what fabric I'll use for it. 


Shape Workshop for Quilters is a fun one too, but a little less my style.  Many block designs are included that would so very fun in quilts.  There are some great ideas, but I will probably only use one or two of them.  Still, some very fun things to look at and projects for inspiration and a great addition to my shelf.

Finally, Amy brought Free-Motion Quilting by Angela Walters back for me from Quilt Market.  It's been really fun to browse through.  It's changing the way I think about my quilting.  One of these days I might break out of my quilting rut. 

9 comments:

  1. kati- I love quilting books. They are so inspirational. The books you have blogged about here are some of my favorites also.

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  2. I fell in love with Quilting Modern too. I love every single quilt in the book !
    Which quilt do you plan to make ?

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  3. Love those...I think every one of those is in my Amazon cart just waiting for me to buy!

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  4. Angela Walters' book is on my wishlist. Did you bring that one to Guild the other night? If you did, I'm sad I missed it! It was fun to look through your other ones. They really are fabulous.

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  5. Thanks for the book reviews, all four of those books are also on my Amazon wishlist!

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  6. Nice! I have Modern Patchwork and Quilting Modern checked out from the library. Just need to find some time to look through them!

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  7. Oh I love collecting quilting books to admire and stroke too, but you say you're meant to make things from them? Huh, interesting concept... ;o)

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  8. Got to love a nice new stack of books x

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  9. Those are my new favourite books as well...just waiting for Angela's book to arrive.

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