Quilty Christmas gifts

None of my family members are quilters, so they needed a few hints from me as to what I might like to feed my obsession.  I was so excited to get these two books and a magazine!

I’ve been a huge fan of Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio (formerly FunQuilts) ever since I discovered their first book The Modern Quilt Workshop.  So, when I learned they were putting out a new magazine I couldn’t wait to put a subscription on my Christmas list.  I love how they include pieced quilts and applique, but one of my favorite parts of the way they write patterns is how they explain their color choices and provide us with sketches of alternate color schemes.  I can’t wait for the next issue!

Sweetwater’s fabric designs have been delighting me for several years now, starting with Authentic right through to Reunion.  I love that they use words and text in their fabrics.  Of course, I had to have their book “Sweetwater’s Simple Home“.  The clean lined projects for every room in the house, many including some words, did not disappoint me 🙂

Last, but not least, Modern Blocks from Susanne Woods of Stash Books.  This book is chock full of wonderful inspiration!  I know I used to have one of those sets of mirrors you can set up to reflect a single quilt block so you can see what four blocks would look like together – this book has me searching to see if I still have it or if I got rid of it.  I just love that cross block on the cover by Emily Cier!   I’m not sure I have the patience for a whole quilt full of such small pieces, but the layout and colors of the block alone make me smile.  Weeks and Bill have some great blocks in here too, as do many of your favorite designers and some designers that might be new to you.

Did you get quilty gifts this year?

  • sew katie did
    Posted at 22:17h, 07 January Reply

    Oh, I'll have to pick up that mag.

  • Liz in Ypsilanti
    Posted at 23:44h, 02 January Reply

    Those all look like fun and inspirational publications. Good for the gift givers in your life!

  • Cheryl Arkison
    Posted at 19:04h, 02 January Reply

    No quilty gifts for me! Shocking. I did, however get a stack of cottons upon my MIL's return from India. All is not lost…

  • Lynne
    Posted at 01:00h, 31 December Reply

    I made it easy for them – I bought my own Christmas gifts!

  • Marg
    Posted at 19:38h, 30 December Reply

    Great Christmas presents. No I didn't get anything quilt related. I'll need to drop more hints next year.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 16:20h, 30 December Reply

    fabulous family … I'll have to remember the 'hint' part next year! Happy New Year and I really look forward to another year of following your creations!

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