The Quilt Block Cookbook

The Quilt Block Cookbook

Thank you for all the Pumpkin quilt love!  I’ve had so much fun seeing cute pumpkin blocks and quilt tops popping up on Instagram!  

I took the week off from sewing…but I did sneak into my sewing room once to start a project from this book, The Quilt Block Cookbook, by Amy Gibson.


This book is pretty ingenious.  Everything is laid out like a cookbook, and the units of each block are the “ingredients”.  It’s very cute and the photography is gorgeous.  

I made block 32 Flag Day.  I’m going to keep at it and make a whole quilt out of this block!



The block looks HUGE compared to Sophie!   She wanted to make sure I got her freshly painted pink nails in the picture.  ;) 


There are “recipes” for  50 blocks and sampler quilt patterns in the back.  I love the creative layouts for the sampler quilts.  I love sampler quilts but I don’t always love the block layouts…there are beautiful modern ones in this book. 


You can find this book and get a better peek inside of it here.  

I’m taking a little sewing haitus to work on some house and family projects…but I have a fun quilt and tutorial to share next week.  I made the quilt top and even wrote the tutorial… and my Mom brain completely forgot about it!  So I’ll post it next week.

 Have a great weekend!  



18 Responses to The Quilt Block Cookbook

  1. Lee September 23, 2016 at 4:50 am #

    Thank you for the review of this book! Looking forward to your post of the quilt top next week! Enjoy your family time!!!

  2. Janis Altomare September 23, 2016 at 4:55 am #

    Love that first sample quilt top you posted. May need to add this book to my christmas list.

  3. Paige September 23, 2016 at 5:28 am #

    Looks like a great book! And I notice Sophie’s pink fingernails right off the bat!

  4. Kathy Bertelsent September 23, 2016 at 6:04 am #

    Just received the book in the mail the other day and fell in love with it. Your block choice is great and your fabrics are incredible… Should be wonderful.

  5. lowcadre September 23, 2016 at 7:14 am #

    What a great review! Thanks for all the photos. I can hardly wait to buy this book!

  6. Kathy September 23, 2016 at 8:11 am #

    Glad to hear the good book review! My copy is supposed to arrive in the mail today – yahoo! I completely agree about sampler layouts and am looking forward to making one that has a modern feel.

  7. Sharon Lyman September 23, 2016 at 9:06 am #

    Love, love love this book! Sends designs spinning thru my head.

  8. LINDA September 23, 2016 at 9:25 am #

    HI, THANKS for a neat book review! Looks Neat!

  9. Helen LeBrett September 23, 2016 at 11:39 pm #

    Love your version of the block: And it looks like a good book! And I even hate cooking! LOL!!

  10. Lizzie in Sweden September 24, 2016 at 12:58 am #

    Thanks for this informative and personal review! I’ve been curious and on the fence about this book, but now I can’t wait to see more. Lovely block, and fingernails too :)

  11. Susan September 24, 2016 at 5:17 am #

    Looks like a great book and creative to do a “cook book.” Pink nails – pretty nice! Enjoy your week and looking forward to your next post!

  12. rita September 24, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    You do a really good job, in my view, of bridging the traditional/modern quilting divide. Congrats! These two quilts are lovely.

  13. Kim B. September 26, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    I do love that you showed their examples of the blocks put in a more modern context. I agree, for me, it makes them much more appealing!

  14. Kim B. September 26, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    p.s. love the colors you chose for the block you made! And it turned out great.

  15. Linda In Willow S. September 26, 2016 at 11:40 am #

    This looks like a great book! Love your block you did

  16. Karen September 28, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

    Tell Sophie that her fingernails are sooo pretty!

  17. Susan T September 29, 2016 at 3:48 am #

    Your review of the book and lovely same square makes me excited to dive right into trying my hand at block making. Thanks to you and your little pink naoled assistant.

  18. Jacque G October 1, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

    I received the Quilt Block Cookbook for my birthday, love love love it. Also got Scraps, Inc. Vol. 1, it is really great also.

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