It has been a while since I posted some inspiring books. You know I love the vintage Japanese style of making blocks. So it's not surprising I'm always hunting down deals on Japanese quilting books. However, since all the Pinterest frenzy about not posting copywritten material, I'm hesitant to post about books. But here goes.Even though this is a "beginner" style book I can still get inspiration from the colors, fabric and ideas found here.
I like the H blocks. It gave me a good idea for Eliza's quilt. I think I'll do Es set like this. I made my daughter Laurie an L quilt and enjoyed the letter personalization. So I'm ready to make an E quilt for Eliza. I even have fabric sitting out waiting to make it. But when will I get to it? Oy.I like patchwork. I love squares and I'm always drawn to that simple style. I like this 2 color blue and white patchwork on the cover of this book.
There is so much you can do with simple squares and rectangles. These ideas are so pretty.I've had this French "Everything Patchwork" book for a little while now. It is by Corinne Crasbercu. It is full of lovely fabric and photos of simple but beautiful projects.
Again, patchwork pretty. Fabulous for scaling small or large projects. The little pansies are so pretty and would work in so many projects. I'm hoping to use this idea sometime in my quilting life.
I think these pages are my favorites in this book. Birds, teapots, cupcakes and apples - I love them all.
I've been wanting to make some mushrooms. I really love these with the rick rack bases. The houses and cherries are super cute, too.
I only post books I can recommend. These qualify for picture book gazing.