365 Foundation Quilt Blocksby Linda Causee
It's quiltmaking made as simple as paint-by-numbers! With a new method called Foundation Piecing, you just follow a numerical sequence to stitch fabric onto a foundation. Even the smallest pieces meet precisely, quickly, and accurately. With 365 projects, you could make one every day of the year. They're organized month-by-month, so you could make a patriotic quilt with the July blocks; a Thanksgiving quilt in November; a Christmas quilt with the December blocks; or pretty floral quilts with each month's flowers. (There are also some whimsical celebrations such as the yellow submarine that marks the day the Beatles came to America.) Photos of quilts made with blocks for each month accompany the complete instructions for the entire foundation piecing process.
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This book is one of the first quilting books I ever purchased, and it is still among my favorites. The 365 in the title refers (naturally) to the 365 days of the year. Many of the blocks relate to specific days (e.g., secular and religious holidays) and some are associated with events that occur during a month (kites in March, tax day, the first day of school, graduation, etc.). What I like best about the book is that the blocks range from the very simple (e.g., log cabin) to the very complex (pictorial blocks with upwards of 100 pieces). There are two representations of each block: a small one showing a completed block and a large one which gives the pieces and piecing order of the block. I like that the book contains collections of blocks. One can find patterns for all monthly birthstones and flowers, and multiple sea / ship blocks, birds, hearts, star, and patriotic themes. This is a wonderful - and very inspirational - reference volume. I highly recommend it.
Every store I visit which has quilting books, I review them, write down the names, authors and price. Then when I return home, I come to Barnes & Nobles to see what others say before I purchase at a lesser price. This book could keep you busy with a quilt block every day--if you are that type of person (and I know one who is). I have used about two dozen so far for various quilts I am designing and making. Easy to use, fully descriptive, and easy to adapt to your own needs.