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The Quilt Block Cookbook: 50 Block Recipes, 7 Sample Quilts, Endless Possibilities Hardcover – July 4, 2016
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"This book sets you up with 50 fabulous blocks that can be used in so many ways, samplers that you adapt, design ideas and so much more. Bring your creativity to play and you'll be creating so many quilts with this book. Mix and match for startling results, play with triangles, squares and shapes incorporating flying geese and more. Each block is seen over two pages and just like a recipe, you see the 'ingredients' and the finished block all in full colour."(yarnsandfabrics.co.uk)
"If you've ever thought that a quilt project is a lot like a recipe, you're not alone! Amy Gibson has brought together two of our favourite things in her new book, The Quilt Block Cookbook. Using modern classic quilting ingredients of HSTs and Flying Geese, she's created fifty different recipes for modern quilting blocks, as well as seven sampler quilt designs for mixing them all together."(Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine)
"Lucky Spool are gaining a reputation for beautifully designed instructional craft books, and this latest book from Amy Gibson is no exception. It's attractively presented, with a thick hardback cover and full of stunning photography....whilst the design of the book is what attracted me in the first place, it's a huge amount of content and so is a great addition to a craft book collection."(Popular Patchwork Magazine)
"In this mock cookbook, Gibson (For Keeps) instructs readers on seven sampler quilt designs, a pu pu platter of piecing. The metaphor of a cookbook extends throughout her sample blocks, which are organized by size; the introduction includes sections on "ingredients" and "stocking your kitchen," and the accompanying artwork includes cookbook-inspired flair such as dustings of flour or pats of butter laid out next to block designs. The book includes directions for 50 sample blocks, which vary in appeal and difficulty. It takes on energy when Gibson lays out her seven sampler quilts and the blocks brighten in the context of their neighbors. For example, giant spools acquire depth when pieced together, and pairing certain blocks commands attention in a way that singles did not. Gibson's folksy writing style encourages playfulness; her instructions, templates, and charts address skills from initial measuring to final pressing. Color photos."(Publisher's Weekly)
About the Author
Amy is a mother of 4, and a passionate writer, quilt designer and instructor. She loves mixing traditional piecing elements with bold modern fabrics, and says that for her, quilting feels like coloring--a crisp folded fat quarter is like a brand-new crayon, fresh and full of possibility. Her work can be seen in The Denver Art Museum, Fat Quarterly Magazine, Australian Quilter Companion's Magazine, American Patchwork & Quilting, and she was nominated for 2014 Instructor of the Year by the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals. A seasoned Craftsy instructor, she is perhaps most well known for her 2012 Craftsy Block of the Month series. This is her second book. You can follow along with her adventures in sewing and motherhood on her blog, www.stitcherydickorydock.com.
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I can't find anything to complain about, except not having enough time or fabric to make everything from this book. I've made 2 blocks from this book, Morning Paper and Hot Cross Bun and had planned on turning it into a larger quilt but rethinking my secondary block (Hot Cross Bun). Normally these two blocks do not align exactly so I had to re-do some math to make it work but it really isn't all that difficult if you've been quilting or can do some math. I also changed out the center section for Morning Paper in a few blocks and again had to reevaluate my cuts but it wasn't that hard.
I recommend reading both How to use this Book and Working the Grid section once you've absorbed all the eye candy. You will need access to a scanner/copier as some of the blocks require paper piecing and others require templates, neither of the blocks I mentioned require either.
I also think lucky spools should've made this a spiral-bound book because you have to copy a lot of pages when you paper piece and you have to enlarge them to different sizes and so forth. So I think the publisher should've made it a spiral-bound to make it easier for the users/quilters
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