July 6, 2012

More quilting books

I don't know about you, but I order books and then walk to the mail box the very next day, hoping that the book fairy rushed my order... What? You've never heard of the book fairy??? :-)

These books arrived in the mail just last week: Kim Diehl's Simple Graces (2010), and Simple Traditions (2006). Both feature  beautiful patterns for quilts, throw pillows, wall hangings, etc. The projects were executed with tasteful colors, well written instructions, and plenty of details about how they were quilted.

The applique patterns in Simple Traditions have a country feel to them and are beautiful. In both books, Kim features tips about sewing in general and about certain techniques used in a specific pattern. These tips are offset from the text by boxes and are easy to find.

Beyond the inspiration they provide, though, having these books in our library is a way to contribute to the economic recovery of our country: we buy the books, then we need to buy fabric to make those projects... It is our duty! I am just not sure what part of 'duty' my husband doesn't understand...

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