Some New and Used Books

I bought two very inexpensive used books before Christmas, and they finally arrived in the mail. The first is an older edition of Hayden Herrera’s biography of Frida Kahlo. I wanted this to get me in the mood for making the Frida Kahlo doll I want to sew and paint.

Frida_Herrera

I also bought a copy of Marti Mitchell’s quilting book Quilting for People Who Still Don’t Have Time to Quilt because I liked the quilt on the left hand side of the cover. She has a pattern for a wallhanging (which I would upsize) and a charming doll quilt that also interested me. They are done in scraps in a colourwash technique that I like and wouldn’t mind giving a try. These are very, very simple quilts but sometimes it’s nice to sew a simple item.

Marti1

I am updating this post to reflect the fact that I deleted one book and placed another because the book on EFT and meridian “tapping” just made me sceptical. So, I bought a copy of Lee Hammond’s book on drawing portraits from photographs. I have her book on drawing coloured pencil portraits but in this first one she goes into more detail and uses graphite.

Hammond_Portraits2

I was talking to Ruth White about her New York Clambake piecing pattern and she mentioned she had a quilt in the book 500 Traditional Quilts, so I bought it too to get free shipping.

500TradQuilts

The author, Karey Bresenhan, used to write articles in the old Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts publication. I loved those magazines because of the historical information and emphasis and have all my old copies. I like traditional quilts done with new approaches to colour, but I also like certain art quilts.

I am looking forward to getting these two new books. I was in a funk all week, not feeling well, and you can always count on quilts to cheer you up!

 

 

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2 Comments on “Some New and Used Books”

  1. Roseanne Dix Says:

    you can always count on quilts to cheer you up!
    Love that comment !!! Made my day. I need a quilt – NOW !!

    • JJ ColourArt Says:

      Yup, everybody needs quilts. When we sold my Dad’s house I got back the quilts I’d made him–a very special anniversary quilt and birthday quilt and one wallhanging. So nice to see them again, they are treasures.

      If you feel bad you can take an old quilt out and wrap it around you and feel comforted.


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