Some of my Favorite People Have Written Great Quilt Books

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I don't feel the need to be acquiring quilt magazines and books like I used to.  But.  Sometimes books come along that you welcome into your sewing spot.  
Even if the girls that wrote these books weren't my friends, I would definitely buy these 2 books above.  They are both full of great content and will be used over and over by me. My good friend Lori Holt's book Quilty Fun is full of new ideas for her row by row blocks quilt. I'm going to be participating in a blog hop soon with Lori's book so watch for that.  More info next week.  Lynne Goldsworthy and Kerry Green are amazing British quilters and authors of 500 Quilt Blocks.  Love how they pack so much great stuff into a little book.  All 3 authors have amazing blogs.  That is how I met all of them.  
My sisters and nieces and I are making apples in 2014 for an apple quilt or table runner.  Each of us are using the basic block idea from Lori's book to make a custom project.  I'll also be making baskets.  What fun!
I used bits of PKM Picnic to make a few blocks over the weekend (I seriously don't want to cut my fat eights!).  I used a block pattern from Lynne and Kerry's book.  I am making a baby quilt with the new fabric and loving their easy instructions.  I'm excited to see how a simple block teamed with great fabric creates a powerful design.

-nanette
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Stitchy Mc Floss said...

The apples are adorable.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's apple quilts and runners in 2014!

Blessings always sweet friend

Nedra said...

It's wonderful to see Lori's book here on display in the Riley Blake booth, and I've run into Pam Kitty a few times.

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you're having a great time Nanette! I don't buy nearly as many quilt books and magazines as I used to either. Lately though, I'm making exceptions for the quilt books from down under -- so much detail!

Muddling Through said...

Neat-O! I took a big pile of quilting magazines to a resale shop last week. They were thrilled to get them, said a lot of the ladies from the retirement home across the street from them liked to quilt and would snap them up!

verykerryberry said...

Your are so kind, and to be in a mention with Lori, I am thrilled! I have just finished my apples for the blog hop and I am tempted to do more, they are so cute and bright- love yours!

pratima said...

Delicious apples! Your fabrics are so cute, Nanette! Love the blocks you are doing with yellow as center of focus.

Lynn said...

I was just thinking apple quilt last week and started pulling fabrics for it. I love the yellow dotty blocks too. Both books may need to go on my Christmas list!

Kindred Quilts said...

Lori's book is on my Christmas list... from what I have seen, it's a MUST HAVE!!! Your apples are adorable!

Sherry said...

Love those apple blocks! And that PKM fabric - must have - love every fabric of hers - yummy post! Thanks for sharing.