I’ve had a bit of a splurge on books over the past two months and this is my last for the year. Unconventional & Unexpected: Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000 presents a collection of approximately 150 quirky quilts from the Roderick Kiracofe collection.
I decided early on in my quilting that precision piecing, very small pieces of fabric and following the “rules” were not really my thing, so seeing such a stunning collection of unconventional quilts which are slightly wonky, always unique and meant to be used, gave me a real boost! This book will give me inspiration for years to come.
My quilts may not be perfect, but they are made with care and love, and I know that they are loved by their recipients.
Even if you are a traditional quilter, or a perfectionist in your quilting practice, you will find inspiration in this book – the full-colour photographs and the essays by well known textile experts such as Kaffe Fassett and Denyse Schmidt make it a treasure to be read over and over again.