I thought that it might be interesting to highlight some of the books, mags, patterns and courses that I've used and the projects that they helped create. I will attempt :-) to organise them by alphabetical order, with links to the publishers as well as the related post.
Appliqué Inside the Lines: 12 Quilt Projects to Embroider and Appliqué
by Carol Armstrong
- I love this book and have done several of the projects.
Beginner's Guide to Freestyle Embroidery
by Christina Marsh
- This is my favourite embroidery book and I've done most of the projects in it.
- Post: Fireworks for July's Landscape Art Quilt, (July 29, 2015)
Crafted Appliqué by Lara Buccella
- I've read the book, and although I haven't completed any of Lara's projects, I used her Crafted Appliqué technique. It's wonderful. Read the book and find out what the fuss is about!
- Post: Embellished Dress-up Shirt, December 11, 2016
by Rose Hughes
- I made one of my first landscape art quilts based on this book. I refer to it for ideas when making landscapes.
- Post: Monthly Landscape Art Quilt Challenge (June 17, 2015)
Exploring Textile Arts published in 2002 by the Editors of Creative Publishing (there is an updated version)
- I mixed up a couple of the techniques, Shuttered Windows & Openwork, in my first Exit Strategy piece.
- Post: Mixing it all up at Free Motion Mavericks (March 5, 2020)
|Fox in a Box Pattern
- It made a beautiful quilt - I would consider the pattern to be at an intermediate level.
- Post: Another Baby Quilt, June 28, 2016
Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3
by Lori Kennedy
- I have practiced many of Lori's FMQ motifs.
- Post: Free Motion Mavericks and funky square flowers (January 30, 2019)
by Karen Eckmeier
- Many projects to make with raw-edge fabric collage. I used the technique to make my Amalfi Coast landscape quilt.
International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene Magazine
- I made my own version of the Charley Harper Quilt. by by Melissa Lunden (it's featured on the cover of the magazine, at the bottom right).
Little Gems, 15 paper-pieced miniature quilts
by Connie Kauffman
- It's a great paper piecing book of miniature quilts. The designs are really different and a joy to quilt. I made the Spinner pattern and want to make many more.
- Post: Making a Mini Gem (April 27, 2015)
Made by Marney Patterns
by Mary Hertel
- Made by Marney patterns use Foundation paper piecing. They are available on Etsy and BluePrint.
Make Modern Magazine, Issue 22
Molas!: Patterns, Techniques & Projects for Colorful Applique
by Kate Mathews
- Great book that gives the history of Molas, great examples as well as instructions on making them. I shared this book during the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop\
- Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop Mola Style (February 21, 2019)
by Kathy Brown
by Mary Hickey
Available by ePattern or in the book Comfort and Joy - 14 Quilts for Christmas
Finishing up Winter Quilts, January 15, 2014
Pattern: "Heaven's Stairway"
- My favourite scrappy quilt. Great pattern, lovely book.
- Post: Getting Ready for a Quilt Show, April 24, 2012
by Lois Krushina Fletcher, published by Martingale
- This made my favourite winter wall hanging, with the cardinal and winter bird house.
- Post: Finishing up Winter Quilts, January 15, 2014
Take Four Placemat Pattern
by Cary Flanagan
- A lovely pattern that is perfect for people who can't make 4 of exactly the same thing!
- Post: Placemat Extravaganza! June 14, 2013
Terrific T-Shirt Quilts by Karen M. Burns
- A very informative book full of great ideas as well as technical information. I couldn't have done the Great Hockey Jersey Quilt without it.
Set the Table: 11 Designer Patterns for Table RunnersAdded: February 2015
|Set the Table, Published by Martingale
|Shake Up Runner in pink and yellow
|Shake Up Runner
|Pink Lemonade for my niece
I love the contrast of the white with the funky colours of the shapes. I decided to make all of the shapes the same colour. In the pattern, one of the shapes is a solid colour. I get the metaphor but loved these colours too much! I quilted it like it was done in the book, at 60 degrees to make the diamond.
Since the runner was going to Denmark to my brother and sister-in-law, I made a small hanging for my niece with the fabrics that she liked best from my stash.
What I learned:
- This is truly a lovely book. I'm looking forward to making more projects from it.
- My note in the book: "quilting at 60 degrees is long and tedious - must mark it". I learned that the hard way, since I didn't mark it and some of those lines were not so great!