Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Quilting Books

I'm discovering quilt books that are new to me, but are favorites of blogging friends. I've started a list of these titles.  I will have to look for them on  my next visit to the book or quilt store.

  Lori  in South Dakota posted two of her favorite quilts books. Two Color Quilts (a Better Homes and Garden Book) and Big Book of Best-Loved Quilt Patterns are her two favorites for inspiration.

Sweet P. at Coffee Time Quilt Studio chose a magazine as her favorite book for inspiration. The Stitchery issue of Australian Country Threads is her favorite.  She begins a new project within days of receiving an issue. 

There is still lots of time to enter the give-away. Post your favorite quilting book/magazine on your blog. If you've made a project from the book, post a picture to have an extra entry in the drawing. Post a comment in the comments section of my blog to complete the process.

After I posted the guidelines for the birthday give-away, I couldn't think of a quilt that I had finished from a book. I have several projects in plastic boxes with the book, fabric, notes etc.  ready for me to begin. I wasn't sure I had one that I had finished.  After several hours, I remembered that I had indeed completed two quilts from different books. The first one is from Blended Quilts by Marsha McCloskey. It is the first quilt that I ever completed. It is in Gingham Rose fabric by Moda. I just love that quilt. It is actually on the end of our bed right now.

The second quilt from a book (that I finished) is called Three Bean Salad. This quilt was made for my SIL Shelly. It is from the book Wild About Flowers by Leisure Arts Studio.


Brenda said...

I finally got around to posting my two favorite quilt books. Check them out.

Laura said...

Hello and happy birthday today! I posted one of my favorite quilt books and a quilt I made from it. What fun! Thanks.

Margaret aka Supermom said...

I don't know if I am too late to comment on this, but I LOVE the 2 books that follow the Quiltmaker (by Joanne Larson Line)children's books. The graphics in these books are fantastic. The patterns are somewhat traditional, but are shown in several different fabrics so different points of view can be seen. Highly recommended!!