my favorite books

I own many, many quilt books and this is the place where I thought I would share which ones are my favorites and why. As I am always buying more quilt books, this list will continue to grow~


013Material Obsession by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke ( published by Stewart, Tabori and Chang)

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I am sooo guilty of doing just that! When I saw this cover quilt I had to have the book! This book is full of yummy photos and inspiration and I love the fact that the authors wrote about what ( or who) inspired the quilts. The color combos used in these quilts are surprising and amazing.



006Some Kind of Wonderful by Anni Downs ( published by Kansas City Stars)

This book combines applique, patchwork, and stitching, so it’s a no-brainer for me! There are a huge variety of projects in this book, from pincushions to quilts, to shoe bags, and the colors used are right up my alley. Very whimsical and fun ideas!

005The Simple Joys of Quilting by Joan Hanson and Mary Hickey ( published by That Patchwork Place)

This book has been around for a while and some of the colors are starting to look a little bit dated, but if you can look past that, the quilts are great, and the stories that go with the quilts are even better! I especially love the story about Marsha the chicken that finally got to fly.

004Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt ( published by It’s Sew Emma)

This book is so chock full of patterns that you will never have to buy another pattern ( just kidding~ of course you will have to buy MORE patterns!) I love everything about this book…the colors, the patterns, the way the patterns are explained, and the old family photos. I think there is no limit to how many combinations of quilts you could get from this book alone.

003Schnibbles times two by Carrie Nelson ( published by that Patchwork Place)

I think anything Carrie Nelson is involved in is going to be hilarious. This lady should have been a stand-up comedian! This book is all about quilts made from 5 and 10 inch squares with a big version and a small version of every quilt. The colors are great, the quilts look wonderful, and the stories that accompany them are often very funny.

001A Month of Sundays by Cheryl Arkison ( published by Stash books)

The quilts in this book definitely lean towards the more modern side! Apart from quilts there are also patterns for aprons and pennants and bags and more. I love the colors, the photos, the projects, the musings, the recipes, and above all, the message that we should slow down and enjoy life.

013Pillows and Quilts by Jo Colwill (A D&C publication)

The projects in this book are very sweet, ranging from simple to more complex. I love the look of the faded colors, which makes the projects look very well loved. The photos of the British country side are also inspiring to me.