For my birthday I was given a new quilting and patchwork book.
The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns: 4050 Pieced Blocks for Quilters by Jinny Beyer is a large hardcover book and was on my wish list even before it was published. It is an encyclopedia of quilt block designs and a comprehensive tool for identifying, drafting and piecing more than 4050 unique blocks. This books is ideal for designing your own quilt layouts, and for block swap ideas.
All the blocks are analyzed in terms of grids on which they are drawn, which makes it really easy to recreate the block in the desired size and color scheme. Blocks are grouped together based upon this grid system and their similarity.
For me the only drawback is that the blocks are all featured in Jinny Beyer's signature dark colors. Luckily I am able to picture the blocks with my own bright and modern color palette, and as such I think it will be a much used design tool. Definitely a must for my quilt library.
I also love magazines and Studios by Cloth Paper Scissors is no exception and is a magazine of my dreams. These magazines are full of studio ideas, from design to storage ideas and lighting and makeovers. They also feature the studios of many well known quilters and artists.
I am de-stashing these hard to get in Australia magazines.
They are available in my Etsy Store. SOLD