New Year, New Books!

New Books

I scored a few new sewing books over the holidays! They are all amazing and if you are in the market for some inspiring photos and projects, you should definitely consider these.

The first is Scandinavian Stitches: 21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair. This book is full of little mini decorative quilts, bins, dolls, and other cute applique items that I normally don’t make. But that is all going to change this year because the projects in this book are super cute.

Scandinavian Stitches 1

Scandinavian Stitches 2

The second book is Material Obsession 2: More Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots. I have the first book, which is nice, but I love this one even more. There are so many quilts in here that I am already mentally adding to my to-do list.

Material Obsession 2

Material Obsession 2

The third book is Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design, and Inspiration.Last Christmas I received Malka Dubrawsky’s first book, Color Your Cloth, and learned to dye fabric. This book is even more beautiful, if that is possible. Malka can do no wrong, IMO! Her sense of color and style is so addictive.

Fresh Quilting 2

Fresh Quilting 1

Finally I have Elizabeth Hartman’s (of Oh, Fransson) book The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker coming my way. I don’t really need a basics book…but I saw it in my LQS and I loved having all her wonderful projects and fabric choices put together in a book. I mean, when Elizabeth Hartman writes a book, you buy it, am I right? She is so talented! I also think it would make a great gift for someone new to modern quilting, and will be keeping that in mind this year.

Did anyone else get any new books or fun fabrics over the holidays?



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    Cristin Wilson

    January 4, 2011

    I WANT that “Fresh Quilting” book!!! Looks fabulous! And I just received my copy of Elizabeth’s new book!!! The photos are gorgeous and it has 12 of her quilt patterns too! Such eye candy 🙂

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    January 4, 2011

    I’m so glad I remembered I had Barnes and Noble gift cards from Christmas, because you just gave me three reasons to use them 🙂

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    January 4, 2011

    Fun! I love the birds. I got Elizabeth Hartman’s book too–I was really surprised by how much I learned! I loved it!

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    January 4, 2011

    I didn’t get any fabric-y books this holiday but have seen so many cute things from that Scandinavian Stitches book. I might consider that one!

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    January 4, 2011

    Cool! Thanks for sharing! I love the “Jazz hands”… I really have a thing for snowflakes!

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    January 4, 2011

    I have each of these, and also Elizabeth’s book. I think you’ll be happy with that one too. They each have their own style…and lots of inspiration!

    *sigh* I’m such a sucker for quilting books…

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    January 5, 2011

    That’s so funy – those are exactly the books on my wishlist!

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    Rachel at Stitched in Color

    January 5, 2011

    I’m loving Fresh Quilting too!

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    January 5, 2011

    I got 3 cool new books as well. First is Heather Ross’s Weekend Sewing….which I have wanted for a very long time, so I couldn’t be happier. Second is Sew Retro: A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution by Judi Ketteler (a Cincinnatian, I might add), and third the Confessions of a Pioneer Woman cookbook….awesome! I saw that Scandinavian Stitches book on a Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway, but I didn’t win. Enjoy your new books!

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    January 5, 2011

    I was gloriously gifted with Elizabeth Hartman’s book and Simplify by Camille Rosekelly. Fun fun!