The Quilt Block Cookbook

The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Quilt block books are without a doubt the most used items in my sewing library. I collect them here and there, although most are simply a collection of hand drawn quilt blocks without patterns. They have always been a huge source of inspiration when it comes to designing modern traditional quilts. Today I’m sharing a new book on my bookcase, The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson.

The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Publisher Lucky Spool sent me this copy of the book to check out, and the first thing I noticed (which I have come to expect from all Lucky Spool books) is it’s beautiful.

The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson : Fresh Lemons Quilts

There are 50 block patterns in the book. The patterns are different combinations of common units throughout the book (such as HST, QST, diamond in squares, flying geese, paper pieced bursts, curves, appliqué petals, and more). There are directions for changing the sizes of these units (6 sizes), so you can “cook up” your own unique quilt blocks.

The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson : Fresh Lemons Quilts

There are quilt mock ups for pairing blocks together to form finished quilts, as well as several sampler quilt patterns.

The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I made 6 blocks from The Quilt Block Cookbook – Starboard, Campfire, Second Star, Pumpkin Pie, Icebox, and Halo. My quilt top was created using a portion of the Point Taken sampler finishing instructions. I’m thinking of adding three more blocks to make it a square.

The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson : Fresh Lemons Quilts

The Quilt Block Cookbook is 176 pages, a majority of those are devoted to patterns. There are recipes (patterns) to make 50 blocks, 7 sampler quilt patterns, 6 perfect block pairing quilt top mock ups, and 7 templates to photocopy or scan and enlarge/reduce as needed in your pattern. I went ahead and scanned all the templates before starting, so they would be ready for me when I picked my blocks.

I really enjoyed Amy’s book and just couldn’t stop making blocks! It is available on Amazon or check your local quilt shop!

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9 Comments

  1. Reply

    Kaholly

    September 15, 2016

    This certainly looks like a book that wants to live on my bookshelf……it’s definitely going on my wishlist! Christmas is coming!

  2. Reply

    Anne Beier

    September 15, 2016

    Looks like a fabulous and beautiful book. Can’t wait to see it.

  3. Reply

    isabella

    September 15, 2016

    Your fabrics choice is always the best.
    I would like to have some suggestions,
    you should have a weekly, or something,
    post “how to built you stash”.
    The book seams very yummy!

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    Karen

    September 15, 2016

    I’ve been seeing this book around the blogosphere, and it certainly looks tempting. I really value your opinion of it, Faith! Thanks so much for showing some of your blocks and your color choices–always helps a newbie like me.

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    Rosemary B

    September 15, 2016

    This is an adorable book. what great blocks
    This would make a wonderful gift for my daughter

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    Jan N.

    September 15, 2016

    Love your quilt top. This book looks amazing!

  7. Reply

    Jackie Nixon-Fulton

    September 16, 2016

    Love the book and your quilt top. I love your use of color! thank you for sharing!

  8. Reply

    Marli

    September 18, 2016

    I have this book and is gorgeous !!!!!

  9. Reply

    LINDA

    September 22, 2016

    BOOK LOOKS REALLY NEAT! THANKS FOR SHARING IN THE TOUR!!!

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