The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking by Jane Brocket is a book in the spirit of Kaffe Fassett, filled with colorful inspiration; where to find it and how to use it.
It is a guide for making personal quilts, simple in design and technique using stunningly beautiful fabrics. Most quilts pictured use an abundance of Westminster, Heather Bailey, Amy Butler, and Denyse Schmidt fabrics. No wonder I love this book!
The cover of the UK edition is lightly textured, the yellow cuff removable, and features the Hydrangea Quilt. Oh! So beautiful.
I regularly stop by Jane's blog (Yarnstorm) for a dose of tranquility and color. It is obvious that Jane's love of flowers has influenced her use of fabric and quilt design.
A gentle nudge by Amy from Mrs Schmenkman was all the encouragement I needed to order my own copy of the Quilt edition of Selvedge magazine (a UK publication).
Lovely images (I even find myself trawling through the advertisements) and craftiness, but indeed rather pricey. Way pricey. Like Amy, if you're into quilts and want to check out the Selvedge magazine this is definitely the one issue of 2010 to splurge on. I have devoured it.
Have you got a new favorite book for quilty inspiration?