Friday, August 9, 2013

MODA'S BOOK LOVER'S DAY { WHAT IS CURRENTLY ON MY BEDSIDE TABLE}


Happy Book Lover's Day!

I LOVE
a good book!

I happen to have a pretty good
library of actual,
no kidding,
real life books.
(not just the 100s that are on my Kindle)

I must admit
that the
quilting section of my book collection
is quite hefty
(like my fabric stash).




Every time that I move, 
the movers (AKA my Hubby)
always comments on backaches that he gets from hauling
all of my books/archive magazines.

Since it is Book Lover's Day,
I thought that I would
show you my favorite books-past & present:


First, let me start by telling you that in order for me to purchase a book,
it must have 1 or more of the following:

1. Have at least 4-5 projects/quilts that I want to make.

2. Have clear diagrams/photographs.

3. If it the book is by one of my favorite authors, then it is a given
that I am going to buy the book.


So Back THEN {as in when I started quilting}
these were some of the first books that I purchased: 



Material Obsession- Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots
by Kathy Doughty & Sarah Fielke
has always been one of my all-time favorite quilt books!

It is my go to pick me up/happy quilt book!



I  periodically pull out the book
and drool over all of the quilts in the books.
I mean the cover quilt alone
screams "MAKE ONE LIKE ME!"
and HELLO it's a RED quilt.

Some of my favorite quilts are book marked by the tabs:

Like I said,
diagrams & pictures are everything to me.

I love the hand drawn/sketched diagrams in the book:


Favorite Quilts From Anka's Treasures 
by Heather Mulder Peterson
was another one of my go to books when I first started quilting.

Her Scrappy Stars Quilt is still on my
"to make someday" list:


These are the books that are currently on my bedside table:


Little Stitches by Aneela Hoey
is my current favorite embroidery book.

I love that she has included lots of projects for those of us
who have little boys:


Beginner's Guide To Free Motion Quilting
by Natalia Bonner
inspires to me to jump out and try the big, bad world of free motion quilting:



Large Block Quilts
by Vickie Eapen
is FULL of fun & inspiring quilts!

I have seen & touched each on the quilts in the book
and I wanted to take them all home with me...
literally...and I had the chance to!



What are you favorite Quilt Book?

Don't forget to stop by
Moda...the Cutting Table
because they will be giving away 6 new books on the blog!
You can all find other links
to Book Lover's Day!



Until Next Time...Happy Quilting

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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your favorite quilt books. I think I have most of them in my collection too.

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  2. What a wonderful detailed post! I added Material Obsession to my wish list. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Like you, I have a selection at all times. There is no one favorite. I do love piecing over applique, though, and traditional over contemporary, but just about anything Judy Martin does is good in my book. Thanks for sharing your faves!

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  4. I am so glad to meet someone who loves modern and traditional. Me too!!

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  5. Thanks for participating and sharing all your wonderful eye candy. Do you quilt your blocks before assembling them? If so, how do you put them together? I'm puzzled. I have so many quilt books that's it's difficult for me to pick a favorite. I rotate them frequently.

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