TGIF!!!! On the other hand, Christmas is only 2 weeks from tomorrow! How did that happen! For the moment, let's forget all the holiday stress and concentrate on Favorite Things Friday over at Quilting in My Pyjamas. I could definitely use a coffee break and a brain break to check out all the cool Favorite Things everyone has posted.
I have a confession to make. My name is Kate and I'm a quilt book addict.
I love quilt books (don't ask me if I love quilt books more than fabric, I'd have a hard time choosing between those two). A cup of coffee and a few quilt books to ponder over is for me better than a long soak in the tub. I couldn't pick just one favorite book from my library. The one book I've probably actually used the most is Sharyn Craig's Setting Solutions.
It outlines a number of ways to set blocks together. When I was first starting out and wanting to design my own quilts, this book was a great help.
I love BOMs. For the 2008 Brown bag quilt I had to come up with my own blocks (the story of that 2008 BOM is posted here, here and here). Though I pulled a number off the Internet, I also used a number of "block" books to find blocks for the BOM.
I also have a number of quilt designer's that I follow fairly religiously. That includes Carrie L. Nelson, Kaffe Fassett, Judy Laquidara, and Lynette Jensen.
I also have quite a collection of fat quarter and scrap quilt books. If I had to force myself to choose a favorite category, this would be it. I'm working on my first scrap quilt using Bonnie Hunter's Leaders and Enders technique.
I do use my books, though if I were to take stock, only 2 projects have been made from patterns in a book. Though there are a lot that I would like to make. So many quilts, so little time!
Thanks for letting me share some of my favorite quilting books. Do you have a favorite quilting book?