Friday, July 22, 2011
As soon as Cyndi posted these two books on her blog, Busy Thimble Quilt shop in Maine, that she was selling them I went ahead and ordered them!
I have been waiting for someone here in the USA to carry them! They arrived yesterday and I waited till last night to really look thru the books, oh my is all I can say! Beautiful books and wonderful projects , great photography.
I am very happy with both books and I know I will make a few projects from each.
For the Treasures from Holland book by Petra Prins there are quite a few little quilts I will be making, this quilt here I had to share with you as I love the layout of this quilt and the use of the block to form a great border, I don't think I would even add the outside border like she did. The layout is so graphic!
The Past and Present book by Yoko Saito well this sunflower quilt is just beautiful...I am trying to decide to make it folk art looking with plaids or go with reproduction fabrics :) . This book is worth it just for this quilt pattern in mho!
Can you tell I really love quilt books? Especially quilt books inspired by antique quilts . I don't buy quilt books just for the patterns, I love seeing fabric choices in quilts, how the quilter combined colors in a quilt and makes it work, quilts photographed in homes...how they use their quilts in their homes, the quilting designs.
Spending an afternoon just flipping thru quilt books makes me just as happy as an afternoon sewing at the machine or by hand.
How about you? do you reference your quilt books for quilting ideas? setting ideas for a quilt block your making? color inspiration?
If you want to see the inside of these books you can check out the Quiltmania page.
I see two more books on this page I would love to order ok 3!!!! Two USA designers and another Japanese designer
Yes the books are more expensive then we are used to paying for here BUT there are so many more quilts and patterns in the book then we normally see in our books here.
Well worth it in mho.