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Thread: Quilt block "encyclopedia"?

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    Quilt block "encyclopedia"?

    I'm discovering that there is a LOT about quilting that I just don't know! I keep seeing mentions here to what are obviously common block patterns and I keep working out my Google page to find out what y'all are talking about...I'm wondering if anybody can recommend a good coffee-table type book that would have pictures of all these traditional quilt blocks in it. Something with color pictures that I can both use as a reference but also browse through and enjoy just on its own would be preferable. Not necessarily a book that teaches how to MAKE the blocks, more a reference to identify them.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks!

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    I hope someone answers you, because I would like that too!

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    A quick search on Amazon produced several results.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...ripbooks%2C200

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    I have one from Leisure Arts - "Mix and Match Blocks - A Comprehensive Handbook". I use it frequently. Also quilterscache.com and good old Google.
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    The Quilter's Bible gives a picture and short description as well as alternative names for a large number of blocks. 501 quilt blocks has many of the traditional blocks as well as a lot of applique and themed blocks.

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    This one is fabulous!
    http://www.connectingthreads.com/boo...s__D45081.html $32.95

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    Barbara Brackman has a book out called:

    Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns

    It has line drawings of many patterns and a fairly easy to use and understand cross reference for names and patterns. Some patterns have several names - some names have several designs. It can get confusing.

    I think it is impossible to have an absolutely 'complete' listing of every pattern and variation ever made. People keep coming up with new things all the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Barbara Brackman has a book out called:

    Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns

    It has line drawings of many patterns and a fairly easy to use and understand cross reference for names and patterns. Some patterns have several names - some names have several designs. It can get confusing.

    I think it is impossible to have an absolutely 'complete' listing of every pattern and variation ever made. People keep coming up with new things all the time!
    I agree. Barbara Brackman's book is the 'go to' book. I love my copy. I notice that quilt appraisers consider it a 'must have' reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
    I'm discovering that there is a LOT about quilting that I just don't know! I keep seeing mentions here to what are obviously common block patterns and I keep working out my Google page to find out what y'all are talking about...I'm wondering if anybody can recommend a good coffee-table type book that would have pictures of all these traditional quilt blocks in it. Something with color pictures that I can both use as a reference but also browse through and enjoy just on its own would be preferable. Not necessarily a book that teaches how to MAKE the blocks, more a reference to identify them.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks!
    No color, but Maggie Malone has "1001 Patchwork Designs" for tradition block patterns. It's no longer in print but you can get a used copy at Amazon for under $10. Buy some colored pencils and color a xeroxed copy to see if your color choices are good. OR, buy some of the square graph paper I got a JoAnn's to copy the pattern onto. Kind of expensive for graph paper, but the fact it's square make it worth the extra money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandScraps View Post
    The Quilter's Bible gives a picture and short description as well as alternative names for a large number of blocks. 501 quilt blocks has many of the traditional blocks as well as a lot of applique and themed blocks.

    I had the 501 book and gave it to someone. Forgot who!
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