As I've mentioned in previous posts here and here, one of my favorite quilting methods is paper piecing. Therefore, it makes sense that my favorite quilt book has patterns based on this technique. That book is Little Gems: 15 Paper Pieced Miniature Quilts by Connie Kauffman.
You can see below two of the quilts I made from patterns in this "little gem" of a book.
|Pattern: Forest Fire by Connie Kauffman|
|Pattern: Spinner by Connie Kauffman, modified by Sharon Katz|
|In the Beginning fabric by Jason Yenter|
Several of Leko's books feature holiday fabric. I plan to make a holiday quilt from the fabrics shown below, but in the future I will also use some of his patterns with non-holiday fabrics.
|Forever Green by Holly Taylor for Moda Fabric|
Here is a sample of a table runner quilt top I made from a pattern in this book.
|Pattern: Toast Points by Anderson Designs|
Quilting plays a role in The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees (one of my favorite books of all time). A powerful and moving novel, The Invention of Wings is set in early nineteenth century Charleston and is the story of an urban slave and the daughter of a wealthy landowner following their connected journeys for thirty-five years.
Before closing this blog post, I must mention children's books that feature quilts since I am a believer in the power of children's literature. You may visit a previous post where I showcased the book, Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson.
I have received no compensation for the mention of books, patterns, fabrics, or designers in this blog post. All opinions are my own.