Saturday, December 27, 2008

Twin Peaks: Quilts from Easy Strip-Pieced Triangles by Gayle Bong

Published 2008

Create sets of joined triangles quickly with an inventive technique that's as easy as 1-2-3! Simply sew two fabric strips together along both long edges, cut them into squares, and then cut the squares in half. You get dozens of beautiful two-color triangle pairs without fussing and fiddling with individual triangles.

  • Explore the many exciting quilt designs you can make with triangle pairs
  • Discover new ways to use strip piecing with your favorite fabrics
  • Choose from 13 projects or use this fast and fun technique to create your own designs

Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts by Biz Storms

Published 2008

Antique quilt lovers, join Mary Elizabeth and Biz in a celebration of traditional quilts! With inspiring photos of quilts from private collections, this book gives you a peek at masterpieces that have not been widely seen. Indulge your passion for nineteenth-century reproduction fabrics as you create gorgeous large quilts with small blocks.

  • Create 10 exquisite bed-sized projects or use the blocks in small quilts if you prefer
  • Find “batch work” instructions in each project—work in short blocks of time to stay organized
  • Let the beauty of old quilts inspire your fabric and design choices

Fresh and Fabulous Quilts by Cheryl Brown

Published 2008

For the young at heart, these bright and cheery designs add a contemporary twist to traditional methods of quiltmaking. If you want a unique look, the whimsical quilts in this book are especially for you!

  • Get eight funky patchwork and appliqué projects that are easy to create
  • Make use of today's big bold prints with Cheryl's fresh, vivid colors
  • Liven up any room with quilts such as "Flower Power," "Holly Jolly," "L-O-V-E," and more

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Faux Applique by Helen Stubbings

Published 2008

These elegant, traditionally styled designs will enchant and entice you to try the 'colorqué' technique. What is it? Simply the use of colored pencils to re-create the look of intricate appliqué. All the easily assembled tools and needed materials are described in detail. Use the designs singly on small projects or combined for larger and full-sized quilts. Delightfully elegant designs in the tradition of Baltimore album quilts can be easily executed. Helen Stubbings is a lifelong resident of Australia who has traveled the world over. A quilter since working on her certificate in needlecraft in 1995, she has been developing, testing, teaching, and selling pattern instructions and workshop kits featuring her colorqué technique since early 2000.

Borders the Basics & Beyond: A Complete Guide to Border Techniques with Dozens of Designs to Mix & Match by Jill Reber

Published 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Feathered Friends: 18 Paper-Pieced Blocks for Bird Lovers by Jette Norregaard Nielsen

Published 2008

18 beautiful paper-pieced blocks for bird lovers feature chickadees, wrens, woodpeckers, swallows, swans, puffins, gulls, and many others.

From the Publisher

Ah, my little chickadee…and my little wrens, woodpeckers, swallows, swans, puffins, gulls, and all my other fine Feathered Friends. Here you all are, all ready to fly onto my quilts and other home-décor projects with eighteen easy paper-pieced blocks. Each 12 x 13-inch block features a bird in a realistic pose and setting, and all the seams are straight, no curves. The blocks can be used to make quilts, wall hangings, table runners, pillows, placemats, and more. Make fine feathered friends for all of your fine friends, with Feathered Friends.

Lots of Scraps: It's Time to Quilt by Jeanne Stauffer

Published 2008

Quilting has never been more popular. Early pioneers collected fabric scraps to make bed quilts and today's quilters follow that same tradition. In this collection, you'll find a wide assortment of projects that are fun and easy: super scrappy bed quilts, one-of-a- kind wall quilts, extra-special baby quilts, attractive table runners and patchwork bags. Quilters of all ages and skill levels will enjoy making these quilts.