Sunday, May 2, 2010

Eleanor Burns Has Done It Again!

Those of you who know me will also know that the subject of Eleanor Burns' new book, Quilt Blocks on American Barns combines two of my "favorite things", quilts and farmlife.

We have just received a shipment of this wonderful book (and yes, I made off with one!) and I can't wait to start on my next quilt.
As you can see from the cover, there are lots (16) of blocks and what you can't see is many more projects to incorporate the blocks in, whether it's a wall-hanging size of full bed quilt.

There are photos of the barns that have inspired the book, as well and history of the naming of certain blocks and her trademark plethora of photographic step-by-step techniques. That makes for a wonderful tutorial for quilters of all skill levels and Ms Burns has blocks here from easy up to challenging. There's even a recipe for blackberry cobbler. (OKAY! and I just picked a small cup's worth of blackberries yesterday. Maybe not enough yet for the cobbler but they're out there ripening!)

The book is overflowing with finished projects to inspire anyone with a yen for sewing up the country life to make a real homespun quilt. $29.99

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