Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Eye Candy

I finally received my copy of Material Obsession Two today. This book is by Kathy Doughty (Material Obsession) and Sarah Fielke (Sewn). Both these quilt designers are so creative and talented, their quilts are unique and inspirational. I find their use of fabric and color fascinating.

Jazz Hands by Sarah Fielke

I love everything about this book, all the quilts have such a fresh and modern look about them, even when the quilt is traditional in design.

Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty

This book is overflowing with inspiration and manageable, well written projects. This quilt in particular has struck a chord, and I would love to make one just like it.

Stashbuster by Kathy Doughty

I might just have enough fabric to make such a quilt from stash!

It is just as well the postman delivered this parcel late morning! Luckily I did get a chance to sew some blocks before the book arrived.











I am having my own block party!

20 comments:

  1. I cannot wait to see your interpretation of the 'Stashbuster' quilt. Your blocks are coming along beautifully!

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  2. I am loving all your blocks, the combinations are fantastic. That's my kinda block party!

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  3. Where did you buy yours from? I really want to get it - I already have the first one and love it!

    The blocks are amazing - love them!

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  4. Material Obsession 2 -- be still my heart. I don't even have their first book! It is on my list of must have books, but with several other major expenses in the last couple of months, I've been making myself wait. I tell myself that I'm building character. But -- I was drooling over it at a bookstore earlier this evening. Material Obsession 2 isn't even available here yet. Oh -- and your blocks are fabulous!

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  5. I love that book and want to do a few projects in it. Isn't the colour and photography great?

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  6. Another wannahave book to put on my list!

    Your blocks are fabulous, talking about fabric and colour choises... that’s one thing you don’t need the book for!

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  7. Your Block Party is pretty special - who needs books with crativity like yours - off to do some more whirlygigs!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  8. Well I *lurve* both the Material Obsession books (but I only have the first one) but far out Rita you definitely need to write a book! Your block party made my heart race (I really have caught the disease haven't I?!) - those fabrics and the combinations are bloody marvellous!

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  9. Isn't this book amazing? I bought 1 and 2 about a month ago and can't seem to put them down, so much to take in with them.

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  10. that looks like a wonderful book...your blocks are gorgeous!!!

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  11. (Scribbles "stashbuster" on list of quilts to make)

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  12. another book to add to my wish list!! i just love looking at pictures of quilts!

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  13. Love your Block party blocks..they have the WOW factor...I have both MO books too..Love them.!!
    cheers

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  14. Looks like a wonderful book! And love the idea of a block party! I should have one...

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  15. I'm a goona have to check those books out! They look awesome!

    And your blocks look wonderful! I think you're a block party in-and-of yourself! ;-)

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  16. I have the first book. I wondered how the 2nd book was but since I haven't used the first one yet I think I'll hold off. I'm with you. They are all beautiful quilts.

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  17. I just ordered the first book yesterday. I've had a look around the internet, and from what little I've seen, I'm in for a lovely surprise. Just getting into quilting so quite excited about my first book.

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  18. I really want that book, but don't have any extra money right now. But, I CAN'T WAIT to see what you make. I can totally see you making that quilt, too! (: ~Page

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  19. love all your fabbies and the material obsession books are awesome. Try the Book Depository a UK online book place. Happy Stitching

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  20. i almost bought that book the other day...budget called though...maybe for my birthday. i did page through it, though...i agree with everything you said.

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