This is the quilters bible, a never ending source of inspiration With 5,500 blocks to copy, adapt, and combine in countless ways, no quilter will ever have to run out of patterns Each is drawn on a grid, showing the number of squares to the block It easy to mix and match, because they will all draft to the same size The dazzling choices include a Premium Star, Double Pyramid, Strips and Squares, Farmers Puzzle, Sunburst, Beggars Blocks, and thousands ....
|Title||:||5,500 Quilt Block Designs|
|Publisher||:||Sterling October 1, 2003|
|Number of Pages||:||448 pages|
|File Size||:||597 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
5,500 Quilt Block Designs Reviews
So many quilt blocks. So little time. I love this as a reference book for quilt blocks, but if you want instructions on how to put blocks together, this is NOT the book for you. Sometimes I get this out and just look through it, and I always find something new.
Now this is a block compendium that is worth having in your library. Beautifully presented and organized. I prefer it to the much touted ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PIECED QUILT PATTERNS, by Barbara Brackman. It just makes more sense to me, as the organization suits my needs more and the drawings are better. This book contains way more and has more attractive pages and drawings than Ms. Malone's original book from many years ago, but it is designed and organized along the same lines.
A wonderful book. I purchased it to use for ideas for barn quilts. These pictures can be used with regular quilting as well. This book does not come with the actual pattern, but anyone with some knowledge of quilting blocks can easily create a block of any size they desire.
This book, along with Jinny Beyer's The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns: 4050 Pieced Blocks for Quilters, is my go-to book when designing a quilt. I've made a number of quilts using the blocks from the book and leaf through it frequently looking for inspiration. I've drafted many of the blocks into my EQ5 (then EQ6 and EQ7) program which allows me to put them into full quilts to see what they'll look like. Once selecting blocks to sew, I always draft the old-fashioned way with graph paper and pencil and have had no trouble sewing any of the blocks that I've chosen.
I am very disappointed as it is just pictures of designs and it does not tell you how to create anything.
A nice book to page through for inspiration. Just know this isn't a book about constructing the blocks unless you draft them yourselves.
I love this book. I had checked the previous edition out at the Public Library so often, I was thrilled when a new edition came out, and I sure wish it was still in print. Blocks, blocks, and more blocks!
It's a good book that shows a lot of quilt blocks but there are no instructions on how to make them. However once you get the name you can google for the directions most of the time. Have used it a lot.