Today I want to have a little rave about a couple of gorgeous books I have here. The first is from my gorgeous New York friend Victoria Findlay Wolfe (Bumble Beans) who has put together a wonderfully inspiring book showing her amazing quilting style. And this lady does have style!!
There are many things I love in this book, but one thing is how Victoria can take an orphaned block (perhaps the block was to be a part of something else, but didn't end up being used) and then add other blocks and fabrics and come up with a beautiful, improvised quilt!
Victoria has just finished her Santa Kitchen Sink quilt over on her blog, check out her blog post here to be totally inspired by using orphan blocks!!
The other book was a wonderful surprise gift to me for my birthday last year from Michelle (The Quilted Tortoise), who thoroughly spoilt me with Brigitte Giblin's stunning book Feathering the Nest.
Like Victoria's book, Brigitte's is jammed full of inspiration, beautiful photo's and many 'oh I have to make that' quilts!! I especially love this one...
Back in 2010 I had the pleasure to meet Brigitte when I visited Material Obsession for the first time here (MO are in the next State to me about 12 hours drive so I don't get there very often, alas!). Brigitte had a suitcase full of her incredible quilts and I drooled over them during the class she was teaching at the time!
I do love a good quilt book, don't you?
Also happening here is my slow working on my Green Tea and Sweet Beans blocks. Firstly two large (12.5 inches) tulip blocks were done..
and the second one, I do love these blocks and all hand pieced...
Now I am working away at the little propeller blocks, they are only 3.5 inches and so cute!!
Anyone else working on this pattern? Or finished it? I would love to see! xo