Quilting Books with patterns that I have made and can recommend:
My favorite strip-pieced pattern is inspired by ‘Breaking Out’. I set the blocks square, not on point, and leave out the flange and call it a ‘Split Rail Fence’. It’s fast and looks great in batiks or prints–very versatile.
By Robbi Joy Eklow, this book is a delight to peruse. For Christmas 2009, my daughters and I made two of the pattern called ‘Guitar Trio’. I never thought I would make an appliqued quilt but this pattern was irresistible. And surprisingly easy to do.
We created the borders to resemble piano keys to extend the musical theme as well as the size of the quilts.