Inspiration!

I went to the Brighton Modern Quilters meeting on Monday night.   We had scheduled a sit and stitch, but I forgot about that until I was walking out the door.  I went anyway and had a great time.  We all had lots of fun projects and ideas to share. 

One of the members brought this book.  As soon as she held it up, I blurted out “Oh, I want that book so much.”  Of course, I didn’t mean HER book, but since it is not really her style, she offered to swap me a pattern or two for it and I jumped at the chance.  The cover quilt is a good indication of much of the content that I have browsed so far.  Spare design – right up my alley!  I can’t wait until I have a chance to sit down and actually read it 🙂  The title is “Quilting Line + Color:  Techniques and Designs for Abstract Quilts” by Yoshiko Jinzenji (published by Interweave Press).

There are so many great quilt books coming out, I could go nuts buying them.  I try to limit my buying to ones I think I absolutely MUST have.  That doesn’t always eliminate many of them.

Do you have a favorite new quilt book?

6 Comments
  • jp
    Posted at 19:03h, 09 March Reply

    yes, this book was published in Japanese in 2005. And I think have seen the French version online. I preordered in months ago on amazon so when it arrived in January it was a lovely surprise. I've looked through it at least ten times already. While I find her instructions a little obtuse at times her products are inspiring. Just love everything in here. my other current favorite is Amish Abstractions: Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown. I see that stack of Kona solids in my closet and I don't know where to start — there are so many options!

  • amandajean
    Posted at 19:53h, 07 March Reply

    i've been curious about this book! i'm doubtful that my library system has it, but i'm sure gonna check it out. i hope you enjoy the inspiration it brings. the cover design is amazing.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 02:53h, 06 March Reply

    this one looks really interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  • Quilt Inspiration
    Posted at 02:35h, 03 March Reply

    My two recent purchases are: Serendipity Quilts by Susan Carlson, and collage + cloth = quilt by Judi Warren Blaydon. Of course I still have a dozen books on my wish list which covers a lifetime of potential projects. Journal quilts come to mind !

  • West Michigan Quilter
    Posted at 16:15h, 02 March Reply

    I have been looking for that book all over. It pricks my interest and must look at it (probably buy it). Can't see what you make from that book.

  • Rossie
    Posted at 15:40h, 02 March Reply

    so, based on the cover, i think this is a five-years-later English language release of the a book that is out in Japanese and French. i would love to verify this. my email to the publisher was ignored. i love that book, but have it in French.

    i have bought a few design books recently, but nothing in the quilts offererings has interested me since Malka's book

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