Sunday, September 30, 2012

Books, Books, Books

I have received a new shipment of books in. I just love books because they are food for the soul (the creative soul). In my mind I have made so many things, if only I had the time to make them in real life. I wish!
Anyway you could enjoy any of these -
Bed Runners & More NZ$25
This lovely book has lots of designs to make runners for the end of the bed rather than make a full size bed quilt. By using a neutral bed cover and changing the bed runners you can change the look in your bedroom at will.
City Blocks NZ$40
I love the quilts in the book. A good variety and very modern.
Print With Collage & Stitch NZ$45
A textbook for trying out a variety of Mixed Media printmaming techniques. Good photos and instructions throughout.
Dream Feathers NZ$48
This book will help you understand how to stitch your own dream feather quilting designs. Well set out and good instructions, so easy to follow. Try feathers for yourself. I can attest that they are easier than you think to machine quilt. I love stitching them now.
Visual Texture on Fabric NZ$40
Lisa Kerpoe has set out to show you how to create a variety of stunning art cloth designs with water based resists. Good photos of what you can achieve and how to do it. Why not try something new for yourself. I love printing my own fabrics.
SkyQuilts NZ$50
Mickey Lawler has been hand painting her own fabrics for years. Now you can too. Her latest book is very descriptive and you can create some fantastic fabrics for yourself.
Patchwork Sassaman Style NZ$50
I love Jane Sassaman's new book. This is a must for anyone interested in using fabric to its best advantage. Jane uses very simple piecing - squares, 4 patches, rectangles. It is all in how you cut the fabric and piece it together. Her quilts have movement and life, all from the way the fabric was cut. Great book (you can tell I love it, can't you?)
Scrap Basket Sansations NZ$45
We all have scraps, don't we. See what you can create with those scraps and make lovely quilts.
Simple Graces NZ$50
Kim has created some lovely quilts in this more traditional style patchwork book.
Friendship Strips and Scraps NZ$50
Edyta Sitar has some lovely books out. This is the second of hers we have had in, the first one sold out in a few days and didn't even get photographed to put on here. Will have to get more of her lovely style which uses up all those scraps you might have in beautiful quilts.
Call in and check out these lovely books.

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