Thursday, September 23, 2010
While I have waited for my hand to get better, I've been doing other things. One of those things is reading . . . a lot. While I read mysteries quite a bit of the time, I also love to look at quilting books. One that I've enjoyed enormously this week is Jinny Beyer's book, The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns. She researched for years for the patterns of the l800s and 1900s and then made up illustrative patterns for each one. The book inspires as well as being quite informative. She also is very meticulous in the detailing of where she found each of the blocks. So for a quilter who loves traditional design this book is just a little slice of heaven.
The other quilting book I've enjoyed is Quilts Sold!: A Guide to Heirloom and Antique Quilts by Kathy and Dave Prochnow. The color pictures are excellent of the antique quilts. So if you find time on your hands for whatever reason, pick up a quilt book and start looking through it. It is the next best thing to quilting.