Sunday, December 12, 2010

Quilting at the Village: Your Inspiration Destination

Published 2010

Quilting at the Village invited you to visit beautifully decorated garden spaces and rooms in Pearl Krush's busy quilt shop and design studio. Delightful displays filled with projects you'll want to create for your home will inspire you.

Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts

Published 2010

Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts, author RaNae Merill explores the traditional Mandala. The 'Mandala' (meaning 'universe' or 'wholeness') quilt is defined as a traditional pieced quilt, built around a common center point, utilizing 'wedges' to create movement within the center. It is repetitive in its wedge design and valued for its continuity and symmetry'sometimes utilizing reflective design.

S Is for Scraps: 18 Great Quilts

Published 2010

For every quilter there's a mound of scraps—and for every scrap there's a quilter wondering how to use it! With striking styles that move beyond basic strips and squares, Gayle Bong speaks directly to what many quilters struggle with: how to select fabric for a scrap quilt.
• Gather inspiration from 18 great new designs with traditional flavor
• Look at scraps by character, color, and contrast, and pinpoint the types that work well with each design
• Learn Gayle's Twin Peaks and Thirtysomething piecing techniques

Pennies from Heaven: Celebrated Quilt and Companion Projects

Published 2010

Combine cotton and wool in a fresh new look! With vibrant colors and a sophisticated touch, this collection features the stunning "Pennies from Heaven" design that quilters fell in love with at quilt shows across the country. The book also includes an array of smaller projects that incorporate the blocks from the main quilt.
• Find patterns for 10 appliqué blocks that add just the right touch of color and warmth
• Create table mats and wall hangings, as well as a table runner, pillow, and curtain valance
• Discover how easy, fast, and fun wool appliqué can be

Marie Osmond's Heartfelt Giving: Sew and Quilt for Family and Friends

Published 2010

Enjoy the fun of quiltmaking in the delightful company of Marie Osmond! Marie learned to sew at an early age, as you'll see in a rare look at some of her favorite childhood photos. She continues to share her love of quilting and sewing by making treasured gifts for family and friends. You'll find exquisite photos and step-by-step instructions for more than 25 projects, including her "Paper Roses" quilt, bags, aprons, and gifts for babies, teens, friends, and even pets.

Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design, and Inspiration

Published 2010

Brighten up any room with fun, contemporary, and functional projects exploding with sensational color! Fresh Quilting presents 21 brilliant designs featuring quilt artist Malka Dubrawsky’s intoxicating colors and unexpected palettes.
Learn to create beautiful and lively pieces for you and your home—from modern quilts and fun pillows to flirty bags and scarves. In addition to clear directions and step-by-step illustrations for machine-sewn patchwork and quilted projects, Fresh Quilting includes a detailed section of techniques from basic piecing, cutting, and measuring methods to more advanced techniques such as inserting zippers into pillow backs and using bias binding to finish a quilt. Throughout Fresh Quilting, Malka will teach you how to adventurously and confidently mix colors and prints. You’ll be inspired to infuse your own brilliant palettes into each project and discover just how irresistible and beautiful contemporary quilting can be!

Everyday Quilts: Your Home Your Style

Published 2010

Make every morning a "bed and breakfast" experience! Imagine creating an entirely new look using nothing more than fabric. Explore quilting from the eyes of a designer, learning how to choose fabulous fabric palettes. No matter what your style, Marianne Elizabeth shows you a new approach to fabric selection, quilt patterns for creating your own suite retreat and how-tos that will make it easy to be sew successful!

Ricky Tims' Kool Kaleidoscope Quilts: Simple Strip-Piecing Technique for Stunning Results

Published 2010

Create a spectacular kaleidoscope quilt with Ricky's unique strip-piecing method for making a multi-faceted pattern. You'll see impressive and intricate results from simple sets of strips; it's foolproof with little need for pre-planning. The beauty lies in the unpredictability of how the fabric unfolds - just like a real kaleidoscope!


Quilts Made Modern: 10 Projects, Keys for Success with Color & Design, From the FunQuilts Studio

Published 2010

You'll love the dramatic results you get with this modern approach to quiltmaking. Popular author/designer team of Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr present their design and construction methods with 10 projects, then show you how to transform their ideas into quilts that truly express who you are.


Quilt Remix: Spin Traditional Favorites into 10 Fresh Projects

Published 2010

Here's music for your ears! New settings and colorways for all your favorites-Log Cabin, Nine-Patch, Irish Chain, Flying Geese, Pinwheel, and more. You'll love these quilt designs made with fresh, fun fabrics for any home.


Fancy to Frugal: Authentic Quilt Patterns from the '30s

Published 2010

Create the nostalgic heirloom quilts you've always dreamed of! This follow-up to the popular Link to the '30s offers 10 authentic patterns from the 1930s. True to the era, with intricate hand-quilting patterns incorporated into every project, the quilts are nothing less than exquisite. You'll learn a variety of techniques as you feature the reproduction fabric you love in quilts to be treasured for generations.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Link to the 30's: Making the Quilts We Didn't Inherit (That Patchwork Place) [Paperback]

Published 2010

Some people are lucky enough to own beautiful heirloom quilts that were passed down through the family. The rest of us have to be content with making those eye-popping quilts ourselves! Now we can, with this fantastic collection of nine authentic 1930s patterns made using reproduction fabric. The projects feature a range of skill levels and techniques and are ideal for showcasing your talent and your fabric collection.

Polka Dot Christmas: fresh, fun quilts with a festive finishing edge [Perfect Paperback]

Published 2010

For a fresh, fun look, nothing says it better than polka dots, especially for Christmas. Each festive holiday project is splashed with polka dots for a contemporary twist to traditional style. For an added touch of pizzazz, each quilt features a fanciful finishing edge.

Japanese Taupe Quilts: 125 Blocks in Calm and Neutral Colors [Hardcover]

Published 2010

With their beautiful, soft sepia color range, contemporary Japanese quilts stand out for their sophisticated reinvention of patchwork and appliqué blocks. These cool, calm quilts are as much at home in modern country style as they are in chic, urban settings. The harmonious fabrics are easily combined, often with accents of brick red, olive green, or yellow ocher, to create a new yet nostalgic style that resonates with quilters all over the world.

In Japanese Taupe Quilts, acclaimed textile artist Susan Briscoe offers a wealth of tips, techniques, and ideas for both the beginner and the experienced quilter. The block patterns have been drafted from a variety of traditional block sources, including Japanese fabric, paper and architectural designs, and kamon family crests. For each block there is a photograph, a clear instructional diagram or template, fabric palette and cutting guide, as well as detailed instructions for making the block. At-a-glance icons indicate skill level and techniques used. Patchwork, appliqué, embellishment, and quilting techniques are clearly explained with step-by-step photographs, from cutting out to finishing off.

The blocks can be mixed and matched, tessellated for allover patterns, or combined into sampler quilts. Combination ideas are supplied throughout the block directory, together with six simple projects -- a pillow, lap quilt, tote bag, table runner, wall hanging and satchel handbag -- to inspire readers to create exquisite quilts in the distinctive Japanese taupe style.

Welcome Home Kaffe Fassett [Paperback]

Published 2010 release date 11-1-10

Enter the London home studio of world-renowned color and fiber artist, author and teacher Kaffe Fassett. His passion for vivid and intricate design has inspired artistic knitting patterns, stunning needlepoint, unique fabrics, fantastic mosaics, and fabulous patchwork quilts.

Filled with marvelous collections, Kaffe's home is an ever changing canvas where you'll discover how to combine rich colors and textures to create brilliant decorative accents of your own. For over 20 years, Kaffe has encouraged students to wake up their senses to a new appreciation of color. In this spirit of discovery, Kaffe Fassett welcomes you to his home!

Discover dazzling projects such as:
o Designer pillows
o Glorious quilts
o Whimsical rag rugs

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Patchwork & Stitchery: 12 Quilt Projects with Embroidered Twists [Paperback]

Published 2010

Beautiful quilts, stitch-by-stitch
Patchwork & Stitchery combines the joys of traditional pieced and appliqué quiltmaking and the art of stitchery to create quilts with a special touch. Carol Phillipson shares her love of quiltmaking and needlework and teaches you how to make playful quilts and wall hangings inspired by ancient Agean culture, lush gardens, milestones of life and more!

You’ll find:
• Step-by-step techniques for quilting, appliqué, cross-stitch and embroidery (including sashiko and blackwork), as well as ideas for planning your own unique quilts.
• 12 pieced quilt projects, featuring detailed instructions for quilting work, with complete cross-stitch charts.
• CD includes 100 cross-stitch designs, appliqué templates and piecing templates in BITMAP, JPEG and PDF formats for guiding you to create your own beautiful work.

Let Patchwork & Stitchery show you the possibilities!

The Ultimate Applique Guidebook: 150 Patterns, Hand & Machine Techniques, History, Step-by-Step Instructions, Keys to Design & Inspiration [Paperback]

Published 2010

This complete source book guides you every step of the way in how to design your own applique patterns. Learn where to find new inspiration, read more about the history of applique, and build your skills in both hand and machine techniques. You'll revel in your new-found freedom to make your applique projects uniquely your own!

The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker (Stash Books) [Paperback]

Published 2010

Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this new go-to book. The bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they'll be proud to call their own.

Elly Sienkiewicz's Beloved Baltimore Album Quilts: 25 Blocks, 12 Quilts, Embellishment Techniques [Paperback]

Published 2010

Featuring quilts from the 2010 Quilt's Inc. exhibit, Baltimore Album Review II: Baltimore's Daughters - Friends Stitch Past to Future. Celebrate the return of classic Baltimore patterns! These smaller blocks make for easier, more portable quilt projects that you and yours will cherish for years to come.

All-Star Quilts: 10 Strip-Pieced Lone Star Sparklers [Paperback]

Published 2010

Based on the 8-pointed LeMoyne star, these quilt projects use the tried-and-true strip-piecing method that Blanche originally developed in 1979. Blanche and her daughter Helen have been exploring this historical star ever since, playing with different configurations and sizes, to captivate generations of quilters to come.

Quilts Around the World: The Story of Quilting from Alabama to Zimbabwe [Hardcover]

Published 2010

This essential book for all quilters and quilt collectors tells the fascinating story of quilting around the world, illuminated by the international quilt community’s top experts and more than 300 glorious color photographs. Covering Japan, China, Korea, and India; England, Ireland, France, and The Netherlands; Australia, Africa, Central America, North America, and beyond, Quilts Around the World explores both the diversity and common threads of quilting. Discover Aboriginal patchwork from Australia, intricate Rallis from the Middle East, Amish and Hawaiian quilts from the United States, Sashiko quilts from Japan, vivid Molas from Central America, and art quilts from every corner of the globe. Also included are twenty patchwork and applique patterns to use in your own quilt projects, inspired by designs from the world’s most striking quilts.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Simple Graces: Charming Quilts and Companion Projects (That Patchwork Place) [Paperback]

Published 2010

Favorite author Kim Diehl is back with an all-new collection of distinctive pieced and appliqued designs! These eight quilts are each accompanied by at least one additional companion project, such as a lampshade, tea towel, pincushion, or pillowcase.

* Discover endless creative possibilities; numerous tips and ideas for even more projects appear throughout the book

* Enjoy Kim's warm style and learn from her outstanding ability to mix prints and colors

* Embellish with buttons and yo-yos; dabble in wool applique

More Loose Change: 14 Quilts from Nickels, Dimes and Fat Quarters (That Patchwork Place) [Paperback]

Published 2010

From the authors of the best-selling Loose Change: Quilts from Nickels, Dimes, and Fat Quarters, here are 14 exciting new quilts! Perfect for 5" and 10" squares and fat quarters, these projects offer plenty of variety in color combinations and block patterns.

* Enjoy projects for all skill levels, from simple piecing to fusible machine applique to triangles

* Make the best use of your fabric--cutting charts show options for using different precut pieces to make the projects

* Cash in on the authors' helpful "Piggy Bank Tips," designer tips throughout the book

Flower Show Quilts: Stunning Applique on a Patchwork Canvas (That Patchwork Place) [Paperback]

Published 2010

These are no ordinary floral applique quilts! Discover unusual flowers presented with breathtaking beauty on pieced backgrounds. The combination gives each quilt an appealing contemporary feel.

* Choose from 10 projects that combine patchwork with realistic floral applique

* Create intriguing flower motifs such as Asian spider mums, orchids, and clematis

* Projects range in size from small wall hangings to lap-sized quilts, plus a table runner

Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting [Paperback]

Published 2010

Get a bounty of great projects from McCall's Quilting and McCall's Quick Quilts! Here in one handy volume--at a terrific value--you ll find more than a dozen popular patterns from both magazines. It's easy to see why these well-designed, beautifully photographed quilts are reader favorites!
* Projects have "good bones"--they look great made up in many different fabrics and colorways
* Nearly all patterns are fat quarter friendly; many are suitable for other precuts as well
* Designs are fast and easy, perfect for stitching from your stash--no special fabric collections are required

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts en Provence: 20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting [Paperback]

Published 2010

Journey to Provence, France, and take pleasure in 20 beautiful new quilts that feature all the romance of a time gone by. Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts en Provence is a study in geometry and color set in the South of France, where narrow streets and vibrantly hued buildings provide a medieval backdrop. Based on Kaffe'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, Roberta Horton, and introducing Philip Jacobs, a longtime designer for Rowan who specializes in floral prints. Complete instructions for creating each museum-quality quilt are included along with tips and techniques that Kaffe has gathered in his more than 30 years of experience. Every quilter will treasure this next book from an international quilting celebrity.

Square-Agonals: A New Angle on Quilting [Paperback]

Published 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Orphan Block Quilts: Making a Home for Antique, Vintage, Collectible and Leftover Quilt Blocks [Paperback]

Published 2010

Make a home for your orphaned blocks!

Orphaned blocks can find their way into any quilter’s life. Whether they are leftover from an unfinished project, collectible blocks found at a garage sale, or even antique blocks discovered in your great-aunt’s attic, Tricia Lynn Maloney will teach you how to care for your orphan blocks, and make a home for them.

Orphan Block Quilts includes:

*14 projects, with 11 variations. From full-size bed quilts to table runners, these projects incorporate blocks from the 1880s to the 1950s.

*Instructions on caring for your orphan blocks. Find out about the common problems you might encounter with your orphans, and how to work with them.

*Advice on designing a setting. Not only does Tricia provide guidance on creating companions blocks and finding companion fabric, she also offers insight on how she overcame the design challenges of each project.

*The story behind each quilt. In addition to historical information about various fabrics and blocks, Tricia shares the stories of two of the blockmakers, providing a precious glimpse of the lives sewn into the seams of the blocks.

If you don’t have any orphan blocks, Tricia gives you advice on locating potential sources, whether from your own family or online. And it’s easy to substitute brand-new blocks, and make a new quilt from the ground up. Check out the 11 variations in the book, where Tricia did just that!

Whether your orphan blocks are antique, vintage, collectible or simply leftover from a recent project, you can sew the perfect setting that will let the blocks shine!

Quilting: 200 Q&A: Questions Answered on Everything from Popular Blocks to Finishing Touches [Hardcover]

Published 2010

Both new and experienced quilters will find a wealth of information on their chosen craft in this book. An introductory section discusses different types of quilts and presents a short history of quilting. Readers are enlightened with descriptions of Amish quilts, Baltimore Album quilts, Hawaiian quilts, crazy quilts, medallion quilts, and many others. Sections that follow describe the different kinds and shapes of blocks used to construct a quilt, as well as the patterns and tools required for quilting, color schemes, fabrics, cutting tools, machine piecing, quilting with triangular shapes, paper and hand piecing, appliqu?, creating borders, quilt backing, hand quilting, machine quilting, binding, and adding extra decorative touches to a finished quilt. The book's final section advises readers on ways to improve quilting skills. Suggestions include taking quilting courses, keeping a journal, connecting with other quilters, and using the Internet. A grand total of 200 quilting questions and answers are complemented with approximately 100 color illustrations.

From the Inside Flap
(back cover)
Got a quilting problem you can?t solve? Curious to know more
about a specific technique? Want to know how to achieve a range of decorative effects? Quilting 200 Q&A will come to your rescue, answering 200 questions on a vast range of quilting topics.
Questions designed for beginners and experienced quilters
Helpful advice from a leading expert on all aspects of quilting
Clear, detailed illustrations help explain specific techniques and effects
Chapters cover popular blocks, designing your own quilts, color schemes, hand quilting, machine quilting, and much more

Men and the Art of Quiltmaking [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Published 2010

What are they thinking?! The first professional quilters were men, participants in every aspect involving the production of textiles. Once quilting became a 19th century hobby and artistic pursuit, women became the predominant enthusiasts. Now there is a steadily growing collection of male quilt artists. What are they thinking? What are they creating? Is it different from what women quilters do? This is the only book addressing not just this corner of quilt history, but also the design sense of 30 men quilters via 10 exclusive patterns or processes for quilts ranging from traditional to contemporary. Interviews conducted by author and lecturer Joe Cunningham (famous for his musical quilt show, 'Joe the Quilter') are accompanied by more than 100 photos, including full or detail views of two or three quilts typical of each man's work. To date the only easily accessible records of men's quilts and quilting in the modern era have been exhibit catalogs and magazine articles. Men and the Art of Quiltmaking will enlighten you and spark your creativity.

Material Obsession 2: More Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots [Paperback]

Published 2010

By nature, quilters are fascinated by fabric, color, and pattern. And Sarah Fielke and Kathy Doughty have been feeding that fascination ever since the publication of their first book, Material Obsession (STC Craft, 2009). In Material Obsession 2, the popular team presents more than 20 new quilts in their trademark style, combining fresh, modern fabrics with traditional designs. The quilts were created in pairs: that is, the two quilters started with the same concept, then worked independently, producing completely different, equally beautiful results. Patterns range from easy to advanced, with a comprehensive technique section so quilters of all levels can join the fun.

Dual Image Appliqué [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Published 2010

Get two designs from each pattern! One fused pattern produces two blocks in this positive/negative machine appliqué method. It's simple, economical, fun, fast, and stunning! A single project yields a double return. Trace the design, cut out from fused fabric, and you'll get both your original design and the reverse of it in the background. Fuse both to other fabrics and there you have it-two quilts for the work of one. Machine appliqué and quilt the designs at the same time. There are mini-projects to practice with and 10 complete projects with patterns and step-by-step instructions. Projects suitable for all skill levels range from home dec and accessory items such as a tote, pillow, bell pull, wallhanging, and table runner to full-size quilts. Each project introduces new skills or techniques. An extensive gallery demonstrates just how versatile reverse appliqué can be. The variations in color, technique, and style of the quilts will inspire your own creativity.

1.6 Million African American Quilters: Survey, Sites, and a Half-Dozen Art Quilt Blocks [Paperback]

Published 2010

1.6 Million African American Quilters is a handy, eye-opening booklet about today's Black quilt makers: Latest quilt industry figures, including number of Black quilters nationally; most comprehensive resource of websites, blogs, and YouTube videos featuring African American quilters and guilds. Also included in the more than 270 references are selected textile artists, doll makers, fabric designers, and quilters from the African diaspora; six afro-centrically designed art quilt blocks by Washington, D.C. artist Francine Haskins; and bibliographic references, many annotated, for selected books, articles, exhibit catalogs, dissertations, papers, and films about Black quilters.

The Art Quilt Collection: Designs & Inspiration from Around the World [Hardcover]

Published 2010

Using the well-established methods and styles of the centuries-old handicraft, art quilts combine fabrics and other materials to create innovative, stunning, and contemporary results. Art Quilt Collection profiles several artists in the field-many of them award-winning-along with their creations, showing readers the step-by-step process by which scraps of fabric become vibrant works of art. Readers will be inspired to experiment with quilting techniques and create their own unique pieces.

Simplify with Camille Roskelley: Quilts for the Modern Home (Stash Books) [Paperback]

Published 2010

Use pre-cut jelly rolls, fat quarters, and more to add fresh, new style to your home. Enjoy the simple things in life-with colors and patterns that your whole family will love.

Picture This!: Capture the Essence of a Photograph in Your Pictorial Quilt [Paperback]

Published 2010

What photo ops do you want to commemorate in fabric? Your vacation, your family, the natural beauty around you? Learn inspirational techniques for composing a great shot, creating a master pattern from your photo, selecting the right fabrics, and designing a quilt that keeps your memory alive.

Hari Walner's Continuous-Line Quilting Designs: 80 Patterns for Blocks, Borders, Corners, & Backgrounds [Paperback]

Published 2010

Best-selling author Hari Walner is back with brand new quilting patterns, as well as some variations on old favorites. This book has something for everyone, from sophisticated motifs to sweet animal faces. Directional diagrams make it easy to smoothly stitch your design from start to finish in one continuous line.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Big Fun With a Little Fabric (Leisure Arts #5251) [Paperback] Amanda Herring

Published 2010

Get big-quilt satisfaction from creating playful little quilts! These high-impact patterns will help you make the most of your fabric stash and all those tempting new fabrics that insist on following you home from the quilt shop. Fast piecing and outrageously fun appliques show off your favorite colors in bold new ways! The 6 playful designs by Amanda Herring of include Kaleidoscope, Giddy Bloomers, Flowers for My Friend, Sassy Squares, Whoopsy Daisy, and Year at a Glance. Big Fun with a Little Fabric (Leisure Arts #5251) contains 48 pages plus a 16-page pattern insert.

Pat Sloan's Fast-Forward Quilts (Leisure Arts #5044) [Perfect Paperback] Pat Sloan

Published 2010
Pat Sloan takes on the wonderful precut fabric packs available to give 10 quick quilt designs in Fast-Forward Quilts. Quilters will find designs for quilts of all sizes to help them use the hot precut fabrics that are so much in demand today. These include the popular multi-fabric charm pack and jellyroll bundles that are renowned for giving the quilter an entire palette of fabrics while saving her time and money--they're the perfect impulse buy! Designs allow quilters to work with only precuts or to combine precut fabrics with additional yardage to come up with something fabulous. Pat uses a variety of different fabric lines and includes information on what to do if a line of fabrics doesn't come precut...quilters can make their own!

Stash with Splash Quilts [Paperback] Cindy Casciato (Author), Nancy Zieman (Author)

Published 2010

Use stash, buy splash!

All quilters have a fabric stash at home that they don’t know how to use. Cindy Casciato gives you inspiring quilt patterns, many with size and color variations, to showcase your stash fabrics with a zinger fabric thrown in for splash. You will also learn time-saving techniques, explore new fabric cutting methods, and receive tips and hints from quilting expert Nancy Zieman.

With Stash with Splash Quilts, you will:

· Combine your stash fabric with an exciting splash fabric to create one-of-a-kind quilt.

· Make fourteen pieced and appliquéd quilts in a variety of sizes and color palette.

· Use up your fabric stash with patterns specifically designed for strips, squares, fat quarters and leftover scraps

· sidebars and notes from sewing and craft expert Nancy Zieman sprinkled throughout the pages offer more expert advice.

Learn to put your fabric stash to good use in both classic and new designs, while still having fun hunting for that eye-popping splash fabric that will turn up the “Wow” factor on your quilt!

The Rose of Sharon Block Book: Winning Designs from the EQ6 Challenge (That Patchwork Place) [Paperback]

Published 2010
Martingale & Company, in collaboration with Nine Patch Media, proudly presents the winning entries from the EQ6 Rose of Sharon block-design challenge! Chosen by judges Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, these 12 blocks--plus a 13th specially designed by Sharon Pederson--are beautifully set on point in an inspiring quilt.
* Discover more than 60 additional blocks from the Rose of Sharon challenge entries
* Find complete instructions for machine applique and quilt assembly
* View alternate settings and explore even more design possibilities

Country Threads Goes to Charm School: 19 Little Quilts From 5" Squares (That Patchwork Place) [Paperback]

Published 2010
Quilters, it's time to send all your adorable little precuts to charm school! From the owners of the popular Country Threads quilt shop and pattern company, this collection of designs is ideal for showcasing today's precut 5" squares. Enjoy a fun and lighthearted approach to quilting with projects such as "Take Turns," "Eat Slowly. It Took a Long Time to Prepare," and "Take Compliments Courteously."

* Choose from 19 terrific quilts with traditional appeal
* Make clever use of low-cost fabric packs
* Finish these small quilts in a jiffy for a last-minute gift or a spot in need of decorating

Cherished Quilts for Babies and Kids: From Baby and Kid Projects to High School Graduation Gifts (Better Homes & Gardens Crafts) [Hardcover-spiral]

Published 2010

Heirloom quilting and sewing are perennial favorites and continue to enjoy an upsurge in popularity as crafters look for more ways to hone their skills to make beautiful handmade pieces.
With Cherished Quilts for Babies and Kids, readers will find a stunning collection of 35 heirloom-quality quilting projects-5 of which have never appeared in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Every quilt is "quilter tested to ensure consistent results and the book's convenient concealed spiral binding makes it a snap for quilters to lay open flat and follow along.

Full-size patterns for all projects, including a quilt diagram, easy assembly instructions, and schematic illustrations
Ideas and inspiration for making beautiful throws and bed-sized quilts
Beautiful full-color photographs of every project
Perfect for gift-giving to children from birth to high school-age, the projects range from crib- and bed-sized quilts to keepsakes and more.

It's Quilting Cats & Dogs [Paperback]

Published 2010

A collection of delightful character quilted projects from world-renowned designer, Lynette Anderson, perfect for cat and dog lovers. Several large quilts are featured in this book, along with bags, pincushions, pillows and needlecases. These smaller projects make ideal gifts.

45 Quilt Blocks: Flowers: A New Collection of Designs [Paperback]

Published 2010

The inspirational new series, 45 Quilt Blocks, launches with a lovely collection of flower motif designs. Each quilt block bloom is beautifully photographed and accompanied by instructions and how-to illustrations. Multiple sizes are offered for ease of use in various projects, as well. Sprinkled throughout are the author's own illustrations depicting the quilted designs used in whimsical ways, adding a wonderful charm to this practical project book.

Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Workbook: Create One-Block Masterpieces; New Step-by-Step Instructions [Paperback]

Published 2010

This collection of kaleidoscope blocks made a stunning display on museum walls; now you can make them for your own walls too! In this workbook, you'll go behind the seams to learn Paula's design approach and fabric selection process, as well as her drafting and construction methods.

From Spain with Love: 11 Quilts Celebrate Mediterranean Color [Paperback]

Published 2010

Take A Captivating Trip Through Southern Spain
11 simple yet stunning quilt projects-perfect for any quilter, even beginners
See Spanish life through Roberta's eyes, as she tells the stories behind each quilt with lush photography
Projects are inspired by the flowers, foods, and colors of Spain's vibrant landscapes
Includes 6 delicious Spanish-inspired recipes
Bring unity to a quilt with a well-planned border
Create quilts in endless variations of one or two colors.
In this virtual trip to Spain, you'll learn how to make exquisitely easy quilts with all the warmth of the Mediterranean culture. Master the art of using color with the color lessons in each project. These patterns are scrap-friendly too, so delve into your stash!

Flying Colors: Design Quilts with Freeform Shapes & Flying Geese; 5 Paper-Pieced Projects, Full-Size Foundations [Paperback]

Published 2010

Let Your Imagination Take Flight!
Gail teaches you step-by-step techniques to create your own unique quilt designs, or to make any of the 5 bonus projects
Draft shapes such as Flying Geese, triangles, and diamonds to fill strips of fabric that weave in and out of your design
Easy paper-piecing instructions help you make all your designs more accurate, from landscapes to radiating sunlight to flowing ribbons
Full-size foundation patterns included, plus a gallery of quilts made by Gail and her students
Learn how to make intriguing quilts with techniques for how to use free-form strips and shapes to create dimension, illusion, and flow. There's no limit to the designs you can invent!

Blocks to Diamonds: Kaleidoscope Star Quilts From Traditional Blocks [Paperback] by Cheryl Malkowski

Published 2010

Reach for the Stars!
Learn Cheryl's technique for transforming traditional square quilt blocks into exciting, new diamond shapes.
Beginner-friendly star designs make Y-seams easy to learn
Create quilts that stand out from the rest!
Inspirational quilt gallery
Step-by-step how-to photos and illustrations detail the process
Paperless paper piecing, no more hassle with tiny bits of paper stuck in seams
12 Projects, Easy Techniques. Dazzle your friends with your own unique kaleidoscope quilts. You'll be inspired to mix and match fabrics and colors in new ways.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Christmas with Possibilities: 16 Quilted Holiday Projects by Lynda Milligan

Published 2010

Bring out your handmade holiday spirit! Use your favorite applique methods to create quilts, table decor, gifts and more. This book has something for everyone-projects range from classic to contemporary. Make it a Christmas that everyone wants to come home for!