National Book Lover's Day


Happy National Book Lover's Day! Moda Fabrics/United Notions is hosting a blog hop where everyone is going to tell you about the quilting book that inspired them to get started sewing. Or the first quilting book they owned. A lady never reveals her age so instead of dating myself with that kind of info first quilting book, I'm going to share a couple of titles that inspire me. (Be sure and hop over the The Cutting Table to enter the giveaway)

 Jelly rolls are one of my favorite pre-cuts so this book high on my list:

Rolling Along by Nancy J. Martin

And this book combines three great pre-cuts for a whole series of wonderful quilts:

More Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott

What's your favorite quilting book?

 

19 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

Our local library has a very modest selection of quilting books. However, one of the newest titles that I found there was Julie Herman's "Skip the Borders". I also requested two of Pam and Nicky Lintott's books. And thankfully, the library has now added them to their shelf! Thanks for sharing, Oda!

Lorna:)
http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

Louise Hunter said...

Not a quilting book as such but Susan Briscoe's '21 Sensational Patchwork Bags' (from my local library, yay!) inspired me to try bag making, patchwork and quilting all in one go!!

Joan and Kevin said...

I love the book Quilts,Quilts, Quilts! It is still my favorite. There are so many quilt patterns to choose from.

Bernie said...

I am an avid reader and about 5 years ago I came across Jennifer Chiaverini's books in my local library. I was facinated with the stories and the the characters. Since I had infant twin grandchildren, I decided to pull out my old sewing machine and try my hand at quilting. I searched the internet for a really easy block and settled on the snowball block for an "I Spy" quilt for each of them. Those quilts were simply awful, but made with love. I have made about a dozen quilts in the intervening years and I'm getting better, thanks to several internet sites, my local quilt shop owner, and especially the few books I have invested in.

JoyceLM said...

I love quilt books & I'm happy to say I have both those titles in my collection. My favorites is Jinny Beyer's The Quilters Album of Patchwork Patterns - a great resource. Thanks.

Lee Ann L. said...

I love books that uses precuts! Unfortunately, I tend to buy fabrics rather precuts and just make my own precuts. Yes, I know. Too much work. LOL.

Thank you for sharing!

Cassie Zemer said...

A book that I've peeked through (and would like to own one day! - Hopefully an autographed copy) is Quilts from the House of Tula Pink. I love her fresh designs! I'm actually piecing together a quilt from one of her designs currently. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Cassie
Sew Simply

Heidi Staples said...

I love so many sewing books, but the one that really launched my sewing skills was Zakka Style by Rashida Coleman Hale.

Mary said...

My favorite books are my Jennifer Chiaverini Pattern books. I can't wait until September when Loyal Union Sampler book comes out. I Have MNAY in my Quilt Book Library, I've been quilting for years (way too many to count).

Lisa said...

I really like books for pre-cuts! Makes cutting a breeze! Thanks

Nancy Angelo said...

Jennifer Chiaverini's "Elm Creek Quilt" Series has been a big inspiration to me. I have bought them all and only have "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" left to read. I have been quilting for about 15 years. Before that I did custom sewing and alterations and felt I just didn't have time to start quilting but I'm sure glad I gave up my business and started quilting.I love history and have learned so much about the Civil War from Jennifer's books. Quilting for the people I love has become much more important to me since reading her books.

Carol said...

Eleanor Burns' Christmas At Bear Paw Ranch. A great beginners book, but some challenging projects too. The best teddy bear pattern too.

momto1 said...

Every blog I visit I'm reminded of more favorite books. I do love the Pam and Nicky Lintott books, and Jelly Roll Quilt Magic, by Kimberly Einmo. Those quilts work up fast, as do the Jo Morton quilts. I need fast with this short attention span!

Randi Daeger said...

I love my two from Moda Bake Shop! I have many, many quilt books and every so often I will look through them for a quilt inspiration. The ones from Leisure arts are always good for that. But my Moda Bake Shop books keep me going with small treats!

Regina Harris said...

I love books, such as those mentioned here, that use precut strips as the quilts seem to go so much faster.

annieb said...

Love the books that were mentioned.

Suze said...

I have so many quilt books that it's hard to pick a favorite. I learn something or reinforce an technique from every book, magazine, or pattern I read. Oh, yes, I read patterns and can often spot mistakes. I was reading a magazine and the thread used for applique in all the pictures except the last was black or navy. Then the last picture, which showed the back of the fabric, had red thread. Now, how do you sew with dark thread and have red thread on the back? That kind of stuff drives this perfectionist crazy. I haven't bought another copy of that magazine. I think I only have one book dealing with precuts and I have very, very few precuts. I find them to be spendy for me. I figure I can cut my own strips and make several quilts and trade with friends. I belong to a large quilt guild and can get fabric for baby quilts for charity all the time. Thanks for participating and sharing your inspirations. I won some 2 1/2" in a giveaway and was going to use them in some small quilt blocks for a scrappy bowtie quilt. Now, you may have changed my mind.

Your Creative Friends at the Calico House said...

Quilts, Quilts , Quilts is and was from its release a good book. I am currently enjoying the 501 Quilt Designs from Martingale as I learn and practice my machine quilting skills.

Janet said...

Oh oh oh, a favorite? Can't answer that! I picked up 2 Sandy Klop (American Jane) books today - love them both... got a great Freddy Moran book last month - LOVE it! Every book I get is my current favorite.

But my FIRST quilting book was Alex Anderson's Start Quilting. Haven't stopped in 15 years!