I am a big fan of Amy's bold, bright, mix up style and knew I would love her new book, particularly as the title itself is so inviting. Cook books and quilt books are my favourite books so combining the 2 had my interest at hello.
Amy opens her book with a list of 'ingredients' - basic blocks that will become the basis to all her 'recipe' bigger blocks. These 25 block pieces become all the ingredients you will need to combine in different ways to make the larger blocks. Genius and simple!
Having taken us through all the 50 recipe blocks Amy then introduces us to her selection of quilts using them. Her sampler quilts show us fresh new ways to combine blocks in really interesting and appealing layouts. A sign of a good quilt book is flicking through and wanting to make everything you see. This is that book.
These 2 sampler quilts, above and below, are case in point. I am in love with both the use of block colour in the quilt above and piecing the blocks on point in the quilt below. So fresh and modern and eye catching.
Another aspect of the book that I absolutely love is the section at the end entitled Perfect Pairings. Again Amy has taken a simple idea of combining 2 blocks together to create really striking quilts.
It is this idea that I wanted to have a quick try of. I chose Pumpkin Pie block and combined it with a simple plus block, threw them both in the Layout App and voila, instant gratification!
I have so many of Amy's blocks on my making wishlist, along with her ideas of piecing sampler quilts. I know I will come back to this cook book time and time again and it will become a firm favourite, but thankfully without the usual crumbs and food ingredients that mar my usual cook books!
Thanks for stopping by and if you would like to read more about the book go visit this wonderful line up...
|Monday, September 5||Angela Pingel||angelapingel.com|
|Tuesday, September 6||Aneela Hoey||http://comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk/comfortstitching/|
|Wednesday, September 7||Joanne Avery||http://www.mybearpaw.com/|
|Thursday, September 8||AnneMarie Chany||www.genxquilters.com|
|Friday, September 9||Amy Smart||www.diaryofaquilter.com|
|Monday, September 12||April Rosenthal||www.aprilrosenthal.com|
|Tuesday, September 13||Amy Friend||http://duringquiettime.com/|
|Wednesday, September 14||Lee Monroe||www.maychappell.com|
|Thursday, September 15||Faith Jones||www.freshlemonsquilts.com|
|Friday, September 16||Lee Heinrich||www.freshlypieced.com|
|Monday, September 19||Karen Lewis||karenlewistextiles.com|
|Tuesday, September 20||Nicole Daksiewicz||www.modernhandcraft.com|
|Wednesday, September 21||Kari Vojtechovsky||craft-happy.blogspot.com|
|Thursday, September 22||Amy Sinibaldi||nanaCompany.typepad.com|
|Friday, September 23||Allison Harris||www.cluckclucksew.com|
|Monday, September 26||Stephanie Palmer||www.latenightquilter.com|
|Tuesday, September 27||Erica Arndt||www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com|