If there is one book of mine that I have completely worn out the pages, hands down it has to be Barbara Brackman’s ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PIECED QUILT PATTERNS. I could not have been more excited when Barbara told me she was going to be making the 3rd edition. I have been stalking both Barbara and Electric Quilt Company so I would not miss out on any update. Well the time is getting really really close to when I am able to get my hands on the actual book. Merry Christmas to me!!
And if you are doing a little shopping for yourself as any red- blooded quilter would, be sure and add this to your list.
To whet your appetite a little more I am going to share some of the beauty within the pages, compliments of Electric Quilt Company.
Full Color and Line Drawings of over 4,000 pieced quilt-block patterns.
A complete key to how to locate any one of the 4000 blocks.
The content is so well organized. Each section is categorized and documented with history and time periods.
The graphics are crisp and clear and inspiring. Literally as I type this I feel my heart start to race. I am that excited!
Ready for a sampler quilt? This book will certain inspire you. The color options alone are worth the price of the book.
161 new blocks in the 3rd edition
The blocks are referenced by some of the greatest quilt designers of all time. Names like Nancy Cabot, Jeffrey Gutcheon, Laura Wheeler and more. Quilt blocks from publications like Hearth & Home, Kansas City Star and Workbasket are just a few references as shown above.
The only other thing you will need to make sure to get is a set of post it notes so you can mark which blocks you want to make first.
Thank you to myself for my own present and how I will act completely surprised when I open it from my family!
Merry Christmas and treat yourself!