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.