Hall Blocks : Over 800 Historical Patterns from the Collection
of the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas; Bettina
Havig - This is a wonderful book if you're looking for block
collections. Each block is illustrated by an actual color photograph
of the finished block, and many of the blocks include templates
and instructions. The blocks include pieced and applique patterns.
An EQuiltBlocks.Com favorite!
Traditional Patchwork Patterns : A Pictorial Handbook; Susan
Winter Mills - A beautiful collection of traditional quilt blocks.
Most of them are fairly difficult, though, and many common ones
are missing. This book is great if you already have collections
of the standard blocks and want to expand your collection.
of Pieced Quilt Patterns; Barbara Brackman (Compiler) - Encyclopedia
really describes this one! It's got over 4000 blocks and quilts,
with names and references for the first known appearance of the
block. The blocks are all simple sketches, though, in black and
white, with no patterns or further information. This book is
wonderful as a reference, and to look up unknown patterns, but
not so good for anyone who wants instructions or patterns.
Cathedral Windows : Updating an Old Favorite; Shelley Swanlan
- This is a new take on Cathedral Windows quilts, that allows
you to use an origami technique to fold the squares, allowing
you to machine or hand stitch the squares easily. It is an excellent
technique, with beautiful results, but it can be hard to understand
the technique from the book. Drop us a line if you need any help...
you'll be glad you learned this one!
patchwork designs; Maggie Malone - This book is unfortunately
out of print, but it's a terrific block collection. It's got
all the old standards, plus plenty that are hard to find, and
they're all diagrammed in black and white in an easy-to-follow