As I am working out the quilting design for my latest quilt I thought I'd share some of my favorite quilting resource books with you.
I recently purchased two new books focused on Welsh quilting.
Making Welsh Quilts the Textile Tradition that Inspired the Amish? by Mary Jenkins and Clare Claridge is a great book that shows old and new quilts with Welsh quilting. I like that each of the project quilts in the book also has a complete quilting plan. You can study how the quilting works with the patchwork of the quilt and use those ideas on your own quilts. Welsh Quilting Pattern & Design Handbook by Marjorie Horton is an excellent source for Welsh quilting motifs and patterns. It has no color photographs and shows no finished quilts but is jam packed with quilting ideas. Both of these books are geared to hand quilters but with a little creativity you can do similar things in continuous quilting on a long arm or domestic sewing machine. I'm working on that right now.
In looking through the Welsh quilting books, I can see that Gwen Marston has been influenced by Welsh quilting. Her book, Quilting with Style: Principles for Great Pattern Design, another of my favorite quilt resource books, features many similar designs and also shows how to draft cables and feathered vines to fit any space.
The random number winner for the GenQ drawing was 2, Emmmylizzzy! Congratulations.