Well, it's 2011 and I haven't yet done a book review. I have lots of great books to tell you about, so let's start with...
Bloom Creek Quilts by Vicki Bellino. I've noticed patterns by Vicki while surfing through the patterns available at Connecting Threads, so I was delighted when Martingale & Company published this book. I like Vicki's style and her fabric choices - I guess they're "my" colours.
These quilts are fresh and fun and I enjoyed the touches of appliqué that are on some of the projects. While a few of the projects may appear more challenging, the techniques are really quite simple so even a new quilter with only a few quilts under her belt would be able to make these.
|A Pack of Posies|
While I enjoyed all the projects in the book, I would have to say that my favourite is Home for the Holidays, with its cardinals sitting on a primitive pine tree. Yes, I'm a sucker for Christmas quilts, but this one is really an eye-catcher. Again, simple shapes and techniques, but the effect is wow!
If you enjoy a little bit of appliqué with your pieced quilts and a variety of projects, you'll enjoy this book.