Two books I’ve been perusing recently have made me feel like Janus – looking forward and backward. The look ahead was Lucie Summers’ Quilt Improv: Incredible Quilts from Everyday Inspirations. The look back was a reissue of two books by Pat Speth and Charlotte Thode, called The Big Book of Nickel Quilts – 40 Projects for 5-Inch Scraps.
I’ll start with the look back. Speth and Thode’s book is a combination of Nickel Quilts and More Nickel Quilts. There’s no new material or quilt patterns. All the quilts are based on 5 inch fabric squares that are cut ...read more