The Quilt Block Cookbook
Hi friends, and welcome to my day on the Quilt Block Cookbook blog hop! The two things I look for when purchasing a quilting or crafting book is:
- The content, am I getting my money's worth as far as project possibilities
- Aesthetics, how beautiful and inspiring is the book
I am delighted to say that Amy Gibson's (Stitchery Dickory Dock) new book exceeds both of my requirements - and not just a little bit....it's gorgeous.
First off, let me tip my hat to the genius that is Page + Pixel, these ladies are creative wizards when it comes to staging and taking photos for a book. They did such an amazing job, it really is a coffee table worthy piece!
Now let's get to the actual content, and there is a lot of it - 50 blocks in fact! The Quilt Block Cookbook has beautiful instructions for each block, two pages of images and instructions for each one, so it is very clear on how to cut out and make each block.
Towards the back of the book "the quilts" - a series of various block combos are shown and are a great way to see how some of the blocks interact with each other and different ways you can space them out.
At the very back of the book, Amy shares the "Unit Piecing Guide", which is super helpful for those of you who might be new to quilting or new to a certain style of piecing. This has fantastic illustrations showing how to make each section of the various quilt blocks.
I immediately was drawn to block #46 - More or Less, I love simple geometric shapes, and fast blocks.
(Beautiful image from the book)
I had a stack of Geogram, a new line by Samarra Khaja for Lecien that will be coming out this next year. Its geometric and full of bright rainbow goodness - totally my jam.
I started and I just couldn't stop.....
So I kept going....
Whew! I cannot wait to finish up a few more blocks and have a color explosion of a quilt!
The next block I really want to do before Halloween is this one: Block #20 Bon Bon....hello cute Halloween pillow!
You can find Amy's book here on Amazon: