Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Best Book Ever

My sweet husband was ordering on Amazon, not that long ago, and asked if there was anything i wanted...."anything?" I asked.

My running wish list was consulted and we picked a few quilty books. Among them was Block Party, by Alissa Haight Carlton and Krisitin Lejnieks.

This book is ridiculous good. So good you have to go get yourself a copy. I think i have read it cover to cover now several times..studied it even. That good!!! It is so full of great patterns and amazing inspiration. I loved reading every woman's quilt story.

There are many wonderful projects to choose from but these are some of my favorites. Ones i hope to make sometime. After all that is what i buy these books for right.....they aren't just for eye candy, are they? Ok, mostly they are...but this one makes me want to sew!!!!!

As an avid blog reader i have seen this quilting bee and that quilting bee pop up...and they all look amazing, but documenting this one the way they did was genius! What a wonderful way to feel a little of that old fashioned comraderie that came with coming together with other quilters to make something beautiful.

How fun would it be to make a sampler quilt from all of these blocks?

**this is all just my humble opinion. I am getting nothing out of this!**



jlk said...

That looks like fun! What else did you get?

Nichole said...

i'm glad to hear how much you enjoyed reading this book. truthfully, it wasn't one that peaked my interest since bee's are typically so public. i may need to check it out from the library now! :)

MaryMary said...

That's why you get married! ;) No one has ever asked me if there's anything on Amazon I want...though I do seem to ask myself often enough.

Looks like fun--can't wait to see what you make!

Ellyn said...

I've had my eye on that book for ages. Need to put it on my Christmas list...

angela said...

I agree - that book is so awesome! Great ideas, fun to read, and gets you ready to MAKE something.

Catherine said...

Wow this sounds like a really good book. I was trying not to be interested in this one as I have enough inspiration quilt books but this one sounds like a goodie. Thanks for the review.

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