Inspiration Books

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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.

-nanette
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RETRO-Fabulous Blog said...

The H block is vintage and all American so I wouldn't be too concerned with posting, Nanette. Super cute goodies going on, love your Lecien fabrics and all the progress on the Gypsy kisses blocks {and of course, your technical term blob---I'll so be using that!} =)

Nedra said...

These are so Nanette! I remember the first time you introduced me to Japanese quilt books. A whole new world opened up! Love every picture and idea.

Darlene said...

What sweet books, Nanette. Look like books that would be fun to just sit and enjoy. Lots of adorable projects, too.

Saying prayers today!!! (hugs)

Lynn said...

Thanks for letting us peek inside your books. There is so much cuteness going on in them. I love the idea of the quilt for Eliza.

Cheryl said...

Drooling over here!! Great books Nanette...they all look like projects you would make, and I love everything you make :-!

Barbara said...

I think your favorites are my favorites, too. (I'm not a copyright expert, but I think the way you showed the books is fine. It's when people photograph pages so that you can't even tell it's a page but looks like an instruction sheet, and/or pretty much reproduce the content of the book, that there can be problems. Your photos just made me want the books!)

jen duncan said...

Yummy stuff for sure. I hope I'll remember to come back here and look when I need some inspiration. :-)

em's scrapbag said...

Fun inspiration in both books. Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

There is nothing like a good book full of pictures to look at, and projects to plan. They are all yummy! I think an "E" quilt is the best idea ever, and can't wait to see it. :o) Prayers for Eliza and the family, as always!
xoxo

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

You have great taste in books. I can never seem to find any as good as yours. I have one Japanes book and I did not know that they read right to left and not left to right! Too silly, I am!
An "E" quilt will be wonderful. and time will be there when you need it. Prayers are still coming.

Muddling Through said...

An E quilt sounds good, and I know what you mean. I have so many ideas buzzing around in my head - I just am happy when some of them get out and actually made into something! Your pictures today are all inspirational. I like each and every one of them!

PamKittyMorning said...

WHERE WILL I FIND THAT FRENCH BOOK???? I am losing my mind over it.

PamKittyMorning said...

And thanks to some internet searching, it's on it's way to me. I ♥ you.

verykerryberry said...

Oh i love Japanese books quilt books, I find them a constant source of inspiration and the photography is always excellent. Teapots, cherries and houses is definitely always welcome too, I must look at the french book!

Lurline said...

Gorgeous - oh, you are naughty!
Hugs - Lurline

Thimbleanna said...

They all look lovely Nanette! Thanks for sharing -- it's so hard to find books on the internet when you can't see inside them. How I wish we had a Japanese bookstore near us!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, cute stuff and the fabric choices is what makes them so cute too.

notes of sincerity said...

Oh what fun books. I can see why your like them so much. :o) That sweet little house in the last picture reminds me of you. :o)

Sherri said...

These are the best...thanks for sharing them. I have to say...your blog has always been a terrific source of inspiration for me!

Jen in NY said...

Just beautiful. I love those last pages the best too, but they're all fabulous. I agree, squares and rectangles make beautiful quilts...sometimes simplest is best! xo Jen

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

ooohhh aaaahhhh That there wus sum pretty good eye candy!!!!!!!!

Sharon said...

SEW love the sneak peak into your books. I appreciate you sharing your work with others in the blog.

Aunt Spicy said...

you totally sold me with the mushrooms and little house! love them!