I'm not going to tell you how long I've been waiting for this book. Okay, I will. I got a lovely gift card for Mother's Day (over 6 weeks ago) and used it to order this book. It was on back order. Janet, the sweet owner of the local quilt shop, tried her best to hurry the process, but there was very little she could do. Each time I walked into the shop (at least once a week) she would say... NOT YET, Diane. I am pretty sure I had asked her about it so many times she was ready to go to Australia herself to get it for me, just so I would stop asking!
Let me just say, it was worth the wait! It is as gorgeous and interesting as I had hoped, and more. First of all, the author has horses and puts party hats on her dogs. How could she not be amazing?
She has a gorgeous home for her quilts, and her fabric stash is not too shabby!
Her quilts are based on, or inspired by, historical quilts that she references. Her interpretations are nothing short of stunning.
And you might recognize this block. I made a variation of it for my round robin beginning block.
The author also has ideas on fussy cutting that will really inspire. She shows several different fabrics and how they can be used in multiple ways to achieve desired effects. I really enjoyed her perspective on this.
Mostly, I'm just drooling over the quilts though. I have no idea which one I will make, or when, but I know that I am really glad this book is finally in my library. The inspiration is endless. Now, if I could just find a way to get myself invited to her house for visit...oh that would be a dream come true!
Enjoy every stitch!