by Brian Haggard
When I saw this book I knew it was a have-to-have - not only is the cover really pretty, but it's a book about crazy quilting and we all know how crazy (hah) I am about books on that particular subject! Brian Haggard has used many of his old family photos in these crazy quilts and most of them enjoy the same colours as the one pictures on the cover of the book. There are 10 projects, 24 embroidery stitches/motifs, and also some nice traceable embroidery designs. I have only read a few pages so far but I think it's one I'm going to really enjoy reading. Specs: 'Crazy-Quilted Memories' by Brian Haggard, published by C&T Publishing, c2011, ISBN 978-1-60705-227-2
I also treated myself to this...
THE BEADED EDGE
by Midori Nishida/CRK Design
This book was on my wish list not so much because of the idea of actually doing crocheted beaded edging on projects but for using the designs as seam treatments for crazy quilting. I think there are a number of really great designs in the book which will definitely be good for CQ. There are "18 designs that range from delicate and classic to modern and bold, all created with simple thread, a crochet hook, a beading needle, and inexpensive beads." Every one of the designs would be beautiful on a crazy quilt! Specs: 'The Beaded Edge' by Midori Nishida/CRK Design, published by Interweave, c2009, ISBN 978-1-59668-300-6
Sorry about the flash glare on the pictures!