Friday, February 7, 2014

500 Quilt Blocks

This book, 500 quilt blocks by Lynne Goldsworthy & Kerry Green, is one book I had been very much looking forward to getting my hands on since the moment I knew about it! I love love love it for so many reasons!
  1. It is written by my very dear lovely friends who have been my biggest inspiration! 
  2. There are so many blocks in it. Literally 500 blocks! How could you not find blocks you want to make?
  3. There are blocks for everyone. There are simple ones for beginners and advanced ones for confident quilter. 
  4. Most blocks are traditional blocks, so the construction is very easy to understand.
  5. All the blocks are made with modern, beautiful fabrics, so you can see how modern prints look with traditional blocks, which is just what I need to see often!
  6. There aren't just 500 blocks in it. There are many projects that you can make with the blocks in it!
  7.  The book is little, handy, and so cute!

When I need some inspiration, I flip through the book and always feel itching to get started on making lots of cute blocks! It is one of those books I feel I want to make everything in it. Thank you to Kerry and Lynne for writing such a cool book. I. just. LOVE. it!

Speaking of quilt blocks, this is the most recent block I made using Paper Panache's awesome guitar pattern. It is a bee block for Melinda. I would be so embarrassed to tell you how late this is. I was hoping it's better late than never and wanted to get this done. One of my resolutions for this year is no more procrastination, that applies to all aspects of my life. I want to become more organized and feel better about myself. Getting late blocks done this year is definitely one promise I made to myself! I am very thankful of my patient friends.

I hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Traditional blocks done in modern fabrics? I must get my hands on this book!
    And that guitar block looks fabulous!

  2. You are in such good company with the procrastination. I have a project that I am so far behind on that every time I think about it, I get overwhelmed. I have to tackle it bird by bird in the words of Anne Lamott. Good luck and thanks for the pretty inspiration photos.

  3. You could get lost for hours in a 500 block book, couldn't you :o) Love the guitar!

  4. It is a great book, and that is a lovely block xxx

  5. Have that book also.

    Last year I gave up procrastination for Lent. Didn't work perfectly, but it did help a lot!

  6. Wow, that was a major undertaking putting together a book like that, it looks like they had a mighty big stash of contemporary fabrics to work from. I hope they had lots of help! I put it on my wish list on Amazon and will definitely get a copy for the eye candy alone. There is a famous quilter here in the states who is known for hand quilting, her name is Ginny Beyer, she also published a similar book, but there are no cutting directions, you have to graph them out yourself on quilt paper which would be a great exercise in and of itself. I gave it a try and I'm afraid I got too frustrated and set it aside, then my bunnies ate up the cover! :-) Just between you and I, this book is way way better than the one I bought on modern quilt blocks from Tula Pink, I was so disappointed with that book.

  7. I got Kerry and Lynne's book as soon as it came out ~ love it and it's my favorite!
    Love the guitar block ~ and thanks for the link to Paper Panache!

  8. The guitar block is amazing. I haven't done any paper piecing but am hoping to try this year. Oh no, another book I need to have. I love a good inspiration book. Keeps you thinking and creating!

  9. es fantastico como se puede conseguir y que precio tiene un beso


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