Some of my favourite quilt books got taken off the shelf last night. Mr. Q.O. and I are both really feeling the allergy season starting and, while I did get some stitching done, last night was mostly a night for leafing through these books.
This little book, Quilts, A Beautiful History, is definitely one of my favourites and one which has inspired two of my quilts – Pink Ice and the pink and cream quilt.
When I first got the book, this page was looked at over and over again and eventually I made Pink Ice, which was inspired by the photo.
Ontario’s Heritage Quilts is a book I can never get enough of. I can read and re-read the narrative and look at the pictures for hours at a time.
This is just one of the many quilts in the book. It’s impossible to describe just how fabulous this book is.
Next up is the Two-Color Quilts book. I love looking through and seeing the various two-colour quilts, as making a series of two-colour quilts is one of my long-term goals.
Clearly I’m on a red and white kick, as this is the one I spent the most time looking at last night.
Then Art of the Needle from the Shelburne Museum. There are countless quilts in this book that are absolutely stunning.
This is one of the many quilts in the book that I can’t stop going back to and looking at.
Then comes the Jinny Beyer book, The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns, which I think is an absolute must-have for any quilter.
Turn to any page in that book and there’s inspiration plus just waiting.
So what are your favourite quilt books? Which ones do you turn to for inspiration?
Baxter was looking regal as he sat atop the couch watching.