We have gone over the basic tools that Quilters use and even how to start quilting. Eventually, you will get to a point in your quilting journey where you would like to branch out and create your own designs.
My most favorite resource for my Quilt Designs (other than pencils and graph paper) is a book I found years ago at a quilt shop. This is a book I go to quite frequently. It is well loved and well used.
5500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone.
How to Use This Book
5500 Quilt Block Designs is an awesome resource for:
- Extensive Design Collection: The book provides an impressive collection of 5,500 quilt block designs. It offers a wide range of creative options for quilters of all levels of expertise.
- Variety and Versatility: With such a vast selection of designs, the book caters to diverse quilting styles. You can experiment with different patterns, motifs, and color combinations to create unique and personalized quilts.
- Inspiring and Imaginative: The abundance of design choices serves as a valuable source of inspiration for quilters. The book encourages creativity and pushing boundaries in the quilting world.
- Reference Guide: The book is a great reference guide for quilters. It provides a comprehensive catalog of quilt block designs that quilters can use as a reference for future projects or adaptations.
How Not to Use This Book
Quilters with the experience and know-how can use this book with ease. I would highly recommend the book for quilters of all skill levels as a resource for design ideas. However, beginners to the art of quilting may need to refer to other resources on block assembly instructions.
This book does not contain:
- Detailed Tutorials: The book only provides a visual of the block pattern. It does not provide instructions on how to assemble the blocks.
- Background Information: Some blocks have extensive historical backgrounds. The book focuses primarily on showcasing the quilt block designs. It lacks additional information about the historical or cultural significance of the patterns.
- Quilting Projects: The book primarily focuses on show-casing the quilt block. It does not contain completed quilts or quilt projects.
This book contains a lot quilt blocks to choose from – almost an overwhelming amount, especially, for beginners.
Overall, the book 5500 Quilt Block Designs is a valuable resource for quilters seeking inspiration for new designs. With the extensive resource on quilt blocks, there is an almost infinite potential to quilt design within the pages of this book.