Welcome to What's On the Bookshelf Wednesday! This will be the last one of these for a while - I've managed to go through all the books on my bookshelf, so it seems like a good time to stop. I've enjoyed re-visiting all those books, and I've found many new projects to work on in the process. And today, we're going to finish off a series of books I've reviewed previously - with Purple by Vanesa Christensen!
I absolutely love this series of books, and Purple was the perfect book to cap it off. I've talked before about all the color theory in these books, and Purple has a great section dealing with all of that. But my favorite part of this book?
There are some amazing projects in this book! It has some tried-and-true basic quilting made punchy with curves...
But it also branches out into some different techniques, such as Cathedral Windows, which I've always wanted to try!
There's also a lovely quilt made with paper piecing, and a great tutorial introducing you to the technique.
But my favorite quilt by far is this beautiful quilt using Flying Geese - it's a wonderful experiment in color theory, utilizing the lessons learned in the theory section to combine colors with purple for a stunning result!
As always, the patterns in this book can be adapted to different colors - which makes them very useful indeed! All six books are now available and make a great (and beautiful) addition to any bookshelf!
So that's what's on my bookshelf today! I hope you'll remember to check out your own bookshelf often and find the hidden jewels on it.
And starting next week, there will be a new feature on Wednesdays - a scrap challenge designed to help us all get our scrap stash under control and into our quilts! I hope you'll join me - I'm looking forward to it!