25 March 2010

Liberated Quilts!

Tuesday this scrumptious little stack of books arrived at my door. I sat down and read straight through Liberated Quiltmaking II, then read about halfway through Collaborate Again, jumped up and made a beeline for Rosies, one of my favorite local dealers....um I mean quilt shops. Not my usual shopping spree picks but these books just lit a fire under me to make something BRIGHT. I never knew solids could be so fun! If I had to choose between the 2 books? I couldn't. Just go buy both of them, really! They're practically half off at Amazon so it's really like you're just getting one...add in free shipping and no sales tax....see how I get in so much trouble? These two quilts are the ones I want to start with.... one from each book. I really like the way Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again is set up. In the back they have pictures of the finished quilts with the pages of "the parts" they've used to make it. The parts are in the middle and reference the quilts they are used in. The front is all about each author and their philosophy, inspiration, etc. It is chock full of inspiring photos. Gwen's book, Liberated Quiltmaking II, is set up in a similar way and as you read it you can hardly sit still you want to jump up and run to your sewing room and just get going!! Kaffe's book is his usual wonderfulness...here are some pics to whet your appetite. I'll stop now so you can go order your books :)While you do that, I'm going to go cut some of these:
I almost forgot...I got inspired to buy the Gwen and Freddy book here at Belinda's...go look at her amazing design wall full of yumminess...seriously. Now you're for sure going to buy the book :)