Friday, September 23, 2016

The Quilt Block Cookbook Blog Hop

I have to tell you about one of the most gorgeous and useful quilt books. It is The Quilt Block Cookbook by my friend Amy Gibson (you probably know her blog Stitchery Dickory Dock). I love the concept of cookbook and how the photography and design just brought the blocks alive. It's so useful too, as there are options to change up the sizes of the block units and switch up designs, so you can really make the blocks all yours.

Here are some projects that have been made from the book on the blog hop: pure gorgeousness and every one bears the signature of the maker. I love that anyone can get creative with these!

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All that is really great but my favorite part is actually Amy's designs for sampler quilts. I'm not always a huge fan of sampler quilts so I'm a pretty tough customer in this regard. Her quilts are creative and fresh. I just love them!

I decided to start out with one of the simple blocks: #43 Round About. It's simple and I had been looking for the perfect block to show off some of my precious stashed pink bouquet fabric from Flea Market Fancy. The scale of this block was absolutely perfect for that.

Gosh, that is a pretty block! So pretty I made 5 of them and have plans to continue on with the book to make 4 more fancy blocks to go with them to make a baby quilt. It's going to be so pretty. It didn't even feel painful to cut into that fabric since it cannot get more perfect than this block, with that chambray and mustard yellow. I think that is a feeling any fabric-stasher can identify with.

Check out the rest of the blog tour, buy the book and get going on your own creation!