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!

A Little Porch Time: Quilts with a Touch of Southern Hospitality by Lynda Hall

Published 2010

The motto of quilt designer Lynda Hall is that quilting should be fun: "Being overly critical of what you make spoils that concept somehow, don't you think?"

In this book, Lynda presents a large quilt and four smaller projects that remind her of her favorite things, many of which she enjoys as she sits on her porch. In Flower Bucket, she has appliqued the leaky watering bucket that now holds beautiful flowers. Catnip features the cat that owns her house. The Fairy Game is a reminder of an adventure with her granddaughter. Auntie Bean's Pincushion holds pins, scissors and ruler to hang within reach.

The stories that inspired these quilts will make you smile and challenge you to add your individual touches.

Simply Dynamic Sampler Quilts by Marianne L. Hatton

Published 2010

Learn how to quilt while creating a sleek, stylish, contemporary sample quilt! A time-honored way to learn how to quilt is to make a sampler quilt. Each block or part of the quilt addresses a technique every quilter should have at their disposal. Traditionally, these quilts have had an even number of same-sized blocks framed by sashings and cornerstones. Not anymore! Quilt teacher Marianne Hatton has compiled her experiences guiding beginning students into an all-in-one technique, design, and pattern book. Create unique sampler quilts with a contemporary flair using her Grid Map technique while learning how to work with blocks of varying sizes. Monochromatic examples teach readers the importance of value and contrast without color getting in the way. Detailed instructions teach the basics of quiltmaking from straight to curved to set-in seams, appliqué, borders, and quilting. Color photographs illustrate techniques for hand or machine stitchers and a gallery of design possibilities.