Saturday, September 27, 2008
Big One-Star Quilts by Magic: Diamond-Free Stars from Squares & Rectangles - 14 Stars in 4 sizes, 28 Quilting Designs, 4 Projects by Nancy Johnson-Sr
Love Lone Star quilts? There are enough starry blocks, settings, and bonus patterns in this book to keep crafters quilting till the stars grow cold in the heavens. And these Lone Stars are so easy, because all fourteen of them are made from squares and rectangles, and each one comes with two quilting diagrams for hand or machine sewing. Twenty-eight quilt designs plus fourteen bonus wall hangings mean quilters everywhere will be seeing stars!
Kaffe Fassett's Country Garden Quilts: 20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting by Kaffe Fassett
Kaffe Fassett presents 20 magnificent quilts bursting with floral themes and his trademark color combinations — all luxuriously photographed against the stunning backdrop of lush English country gardens. Based on Fassett's signature line of Rowan fabrics, the pieces have been designed by some of the world's finest quilters, including Liza Prior-Lucy, Pauline Smith, and Robert Horton. And the gorgeous photography is just the start: Complete instructions for creating each museum-quality quilt are also included. Plus, Fassett draws from his 30 years of experience to offer tips and techniques that every quilter will treasure. This new collection from a master will be eagerly embraced by his fans worldwide.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Welcome to the ultimate quilt-block book! Best-selling author Judy Hopkins combines blocks from her popular Around the Block series into one handy volume.
- Features 501 pieced blocks, each with cutting and construction directions
- Each of the blocks is offered in six different sizes, resulting in more than 3,000 different block possibilities
- Get the master compilation of the successful books Around the Block, Around the Block Again, and Once More around the Block
Quilt for the joy of it. Popular quilt-designing sisters Barbara and Teri have collaborated again to create an outstanding collection of projects that express their love of quilting. In a beautiful blend of both traditional and trendy fabrics and colors, these projects are full of joyful possibilities.
- Choose from 14 projects using piecing and fusible appliqué
- With a focus on favorite people and favorite things—family, gardening, friendships, holidays, home, and cooking—there’s something for every quilter
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Vintage charm meets modern-day flair.
In their heyday between the 1930s and 1960s, colorful textile feedsacks offered an economical way for women to brighten their lives. Quilters and home-sewers scrambled to the feed store to get the prettiest sacks to turn into dresses, quilts and other items.
Sugar Sack Quilts celebrates this delightful and resourceful art form. More than reproductions of old patterns, the quilts featured here are original designs that retain that cozy, old-fashioned charm.
- 12 projects feature original and reproduction feedsack fabrics, and are fat quarter and fat eighth friendly.
- Quilts range from sweet little creations sized just right for hanging on a wall or tossing over the back of your favorite chair, to those large enough to grace a queen-size bed.
- Designs vary in difficulty, from the "Spring Bouquet" table runner (perfect for beginners) to the more challenging "Sail Away" quilt.
- Each project provides everything you need for happy results, including cutting lists, block patterns and complete step-by-step instructions for assembling, quilting and finishing.
- From tips on collecting and cleaning feedsacks to advice on designing your own feedsack quilts, Sugar Sack Quilts is a treasure for quilters who love vintage fabrics and fresh designs.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
*A laid-back approach to quilting and applique.
Much-loved author Jan Mullen is back, with another laid-back collection of projects—this time featuring circles. But with her easy freehand techniques, these are the easiest, breeziest circles ever! Just stack, slice, and stitch for quick results. Applique the circles, or try the Magic Ballz Block plus "borderz and edgez" for whimsical quilts, pillows, and more.
With their elegant rounded lines and radiating triangle points, New York Beauty blocks combine technical elements challenging for even the most accomplished quilter, including piecing the arcs with points and working the curved seams. The resulting quilts can be startlingly beautiful and well worth the effort, as evident in this teaching collection of 14 New York Beauty quilt projects. A trained artist and photographer, Wells sprinkles the book with color photographs that have inspired many of her designs, as well as minilessons on such topics as paper-piecing an arc, free-motion quilting, and joining curved sections of a block. A quilting tour de force, this is recommended for serious collections in large public libraries. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Design Explorations for the Creative Quilter: Easy-to-Follow Lessons for Dynamic Art Quilts by Katie Masopust
Art Quilt Workbook: Exercises and Techniques to Ignite Your Creativity by Jane Davila, Elin Waterston
Monday, September 1, 2008
This one looks interesting but I can not find any summary of the book online. The publisher is Collector Books and they do not have a user friendly website. I do have an isbn 9781574329681 and it is due out in September.. maybe once it is released there will be some comments. it looks to me like a very interesting book. I wish I could tell you more about it.