by Denyse Schmidt.
Let me start by saying that I think that Denyse Schmidt is a genius. Her first book "Quilts" has been my favourite since it came out years ago and the one book I can always pick up when I need to find my creative mojo.
This latest one? oh my. Even better.
(a stamped wholecloth quilt - genius - my favourite)
Denyse takes traditional quilting blocks and by playing with sizes and colours turns them into most modern of designs
(Shoeman's puzzle - my favourite)
I don't normally follow patterns for my quilts, I like to make my own and risk the not always brilliant results
(a simple Irish Chain - my favourite)
but leafing through this book I can assure you that I could make most of them
(sawtooth stripes - genius again - my favourite)
In fact I have a strong urge of sitting at my table and make millions of half square triangles in shades of yellow - except I don't have many yellow fabric in my stash and what I have instead is three children in three different geographical location that at some point will have to be brought together again. And fed. Sigh.
(ocean waves - my favourite)
I keep looking and looking through the book trying to pick a favourite, but there is one in every page. It's like asking to keep a favourite amongs my children.
(streak of lightning and orange peel - my favourites)
I just can't.
I'll have to make them all.