Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Promise Of Joy

I've been looking forward to this book for a long time...


Don't you just love the title...


 A quick flick of the hefty 243 pages, shows quilts of all types. applique, clever piecing, traditional with modern twists, modern with tradional twists... you get the picture...

  Each quilt has a LOT of information. From the concept behind the quilt, fabric tips, handy technique tips, instructions and LOTS of wonderful photos and clear diagrams.

Talk about eye candy, hooly dooly!! All the combinations of colourful fabrics are a feast for the eyes. I feel as though the more I look the more I see. I've been drooling over this book since I got it on Monday and each time I look again I see something I hadn't seen before. A clever border, wonderful fussy cutting, desirable fabrics...


 Making Quilts...The Promise of Joy has been published by Quiltmania, a French publishing group who also creates the fabulous Quiltmania magazine. It means the text is in French as well as English, which I really like,   it makes it feel so...worldly. And yet there is a real Australian feel to this book with the wonderful use of strong colours and beautiful photos set in the Australian landscape. I should add the majority of the fabulous photos of the quilts have been taken by John Doughty, Kathy's husband and a renowned photographer in his own right.


 Towards the back you'll find lots of big, clear patterns.

 Finally the photo on the back cover.. How beautiful is that quilt blowing in the wind, it makes you want to open up the book and start gazing at photos and planning quilts again.
Yep!! Making Quilts...The Promise of Joy has been worth the wait and is better than I hoped for.

22 comments:

Marg said...

OOoh and signed by the author!!! It looks fantastic, can't wait to get my own copy. Thanks for the peek.

Quiltbenaco said...

Sembra meraviglioso quel libro!
Grazie per la segnalazione!
Ciao

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh thanks for the preview! You've made this book sound so enticing!! Fess up- how did you get a 'signed' copy?

Deb R - frog cottage said...

Wow didnt know this one was available yet...a definate add to my library, thanks for sharing :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

There's no hidden story to the signed copy, I just ordered the book from Material Obsession and I would think Kathy signs all copies. It does make it extra special though. :)

Heather said...

How exciting to see that this book is available. I will see if it is available in the USA yet or may have to order it from Material Obsession!

Heidi said...

thank you for the review ! I read about it before and wondered if I still need another quilting book. Now I know.. of course ... yes :-)

SameliasMum said...

You made me order it too. Now the stalking of the postman will begin ;-)

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It looks like a fabulous book! The one that sort of looks like a pickle dish has me plotting.....I will have to add that to my library!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Rachael that book looks so like you...it looks just fabulous...I bet you can't wait to start something once you have drooled all over it!

Deborah said...

This book looks fabulous. I think I might need a copy! Thanks for sharing this!

Melissa P said...

Well, that does it. Time to order! I've had it on my list but after this post, I need it in my hands.

The quilt in the last photo is like a magic cape ready to take the wearer off to faraway, fantastical places!

Sasha said...

Oh my!!! I'm going to have to order this book!! It looks so amazing!!! Thank you for sharing it with us Rachael!!!!

Katy Cameron said...

Sounds like a great book :o)

Mary said...

Rachael, I love your background on the blog!!! Did you just change it? The book looks great! I hope we don't have to wait too long to get it in the US. I can't wait to see it!!!

Shay said...

That book looks like one I'll be buying for my library. Just the taste of seeing yours got me hooked!

Chookyblue...... said...

hoping to check this one out at the quilt show.........

Barb said...

OMG what a fabulous looking book!
and to have a signed copy - wonderful.
I can't wait to see a copy, looks like it hold loads of eye candy and inspiration.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

What a gorgeous book! It sounds like one to look out for. I love that quilt on the back cover too :-)

Sew Surprising said...

Guess someone has a bit of reading and drooling to do ;) Cant wait to see what one you pick to do ;)

Karen said...

Happy reading and creating! I adore a great 'eye candy' book. You never tire of turning the pages over and over again.

Karen said...

Bet you can't get your head out of that book for a while!! Enjoy!

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