If you are planning your Christmas wish list, here are some great quilting titles that have arrived on our desk recently. We love nothing better than receiving craft and baking books in our Christmas stocking.
New Classic Patchwork by Japanese quilter, Yoko Saito, contains 78 original quilt blocks that are used in 10 projects. Yoko Saito experiments with angles, proportions, and colour to inject her own take on classic patchwork blocks. All the blocks include templates of the pattern pieces (on an enclosed pattern sheet) and clear diagrams showing the construction process. These blocks are then combined into one of her projects for bags, pouches, baskets etc, that are made in her signature taupe colour scheme. An inspiring book for quilters of all levels, it will have you looking at classic quilt blocks differently. The book is beautifully photographed and it would be easy to recreate these blocks in your own colour choice. If you love Japanese quilt books and magazines, you will enjoy this title which has been translated into English.
Book Details:Publisher: Interweave ISBN: 9781620335338 Format: Paperback, 144 pages RRP: $34.00
Home Quilt Home by Janet Clare contains over 20 projects to quilt, stitch, sew, and applique. The projects feature townhouses, country cottages, beach huts, lighthouse, and even a windmill! This lovely book celebrates home in all its forms. The projects include quilts, wall hangings, pillows, table runners and more. There are projects to inspire beginners as well as more experienced sewists, and they utilise a range of techniques including appliqué, embroidery, and quilting. Home Quilt Home includes full sized templates, clear directions, and inspiring photographs. We recommend this book to everyone who loves home.
Book Details:Publisher: David and Charles ISBN: 9781446303771 Format: Paperback, 128 pages RRP: $34.99
Quilting with a Modern Slant by Rachel May celebrates the modern quilting movement and is great resource to explore the people, patterns, and techniques inspiring the modern quilt community. The book contains lots of tips and techniques and projects from quilters all over the world. Bursting with loads of colourful and inspiring photographs, it will motivate you to turn on your sewing machine and spend time playing with colourful fabric. What I love most about this book is that it tells lots of interesting stories from well known quilt artists and bloggers, and it is guaranteed to give you a fresh look at the world of quilting.
Book Details:Publisher: Storey Publishing ISBN: 9781612120638 Format: Paperback, 224 pages RRP: $24.99
The Quilt Block Bible by Rosemary Youngs contains 200+ traditionally inspired quilt blocks. In addition to the large array of quilt blocks, the book contain 11 projects to showcase the blocks. The blocks include: Star Blocks; Pinwheels and Windmills; Four Patch Blocks; Nine Patch Blocks; Blocks with Curves; Blocks on Point and Square in a Square Blocks, X Blocks; and Leftover Favourites. All the blocks are included on the enclosed CD. This book would be a great resource for quilters of all levels. There are lots of classic blocks to inspire your next quilt project or sampler.
Book Details:Publisher: KP Craft ISBN: 9781440238505 Format: Paperback, 256 pages RRP: $39.99
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