Choosing a favorite quilting book is a little like choosing a favorite child, so in a diplomatic mama way, I am choosing a pair of favorites, both by Sarah Fielke - Quilting From Little Things... and Hand Quilted With Love.
The beautiful photographs alone are worth getting lost in for a few hours. What I really like about Sarah's quilts are the great variety of fabric and scale she uses, and the techniques, which range from fairly straightforward to more challenging.
I have to confess that I have not yet made a quilt from either book, but I love having them in my library and have several on the "must make" list...
Like this one:
"Bangles" from Hand Quilted With Love
This one, which illustrates a technique called "step-down piecing," would be a real skill-builder:
"The Night Garden" from Quilting From Little Things...
This beauty makes me want to give applique another go:
"All That and the Hatter" from Hand Quilted With Love
"String-Sane" from Hand Quilted With Love
So many beautiful quilts, so little time...