Books suggested by members: Quilting, Threads and Free Motion Quilting by Teri Lucas
Good choice of filler designs and suggestions for experimenting with different thread choices.
Teri, looks at the effect different coloured threads have on free motion quilting. She looks at and encourages her readers to study the effects that different colour threads have on fabrics and experiment. Colour theory is covered. There are lots of free motion designs to try although many are covered in other books.
Step by Step Texture Quilting by Christina Cemeli Patchwork Quilting and Applique by Linda Seward
A great reference book for all things patchwork, quilting and appliqué. Useful, clear and concise instructions for all the basics in all disciplines. It is always my go to book when I do something new or need reminding how to make continuous bias binding!!
Radiant Sunshine and Shadow by Helen Frost and Catherine Scow
I like this book because the design is very effective but it’s simply made up of nine-patches and plain squares. You need to plan carefully as each fabric pairs up with its neighbour, and the design gets larger towards the borders so you need very different amounts of fabrics. I’ve done this twice and it looks different depending on whether you start with just one central plain square or two or more, and there’s a different effect if you set them on point.
Divided Hearts by Barbara Bracken
This is more than a book containing block patterns, but a fascinating insight In to the history and lives of women in America that were affected by the civil war and how they used their art of quilting to develop and maintain friendships.
Quilting for Beginners by Michael Caputo
My go to book for all those basics like joining a binding with a good selection of projects covering a number of skills. A great present for someone who is beginning to quilt.
501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks by Jody Hopkins
Really clear instructions and illustrations. There are cutting instructions for different sizes of blocks. A go to book when stuck for ideas.
Here are some books that were listed in Elevenses as being good ones:
Intuitive Colour and Design by Jean Wells
Journey to Inspired Art Quilting by Jean Wells
The Quilters’ Album of Blocks and Borders by Jinny Beyer
Simply Stars by Alex Anderson
Scrap Quilt Sensation by Katharine Guerrier
Quick and Easy Projects for the Weekend by Rosemary Wilkinson