Book Reviews

Book Review: The Quilt Block Cookbook

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

She had me at “quilt block.” Yep, I have a weakness for quilting books anyway, but when I saw Amy Gibson’s book, The Quilt Block Cookbook, I KNEW I had to have it. It’s been out since 2016, but I wish I had found it sooner.

And it did not disappoint. I think I’ve fallen asleep with it every night this week!

It’s published by Lucky Spool Media, and my experience has been that all of their publications are very high quality. So, I thought I’d post a quick review and link you to the book on Amazon so you can check it out for yourself. If it isn’t already, it’s sure to be a classic — it’s the kind of book I will refer back to often, so my friends are going to have to get their own copy. This one is not available for loan!

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What’s under the cover of The Quilt Block Cookbook?

The book contains “recipes” for 50 original block designs and some lovely ideas for quilt layouts. Each block is the sweetest eye candy ever. And the photography? Stunning.

Speaking of candy, I loved this quote from the book, which told me that Amy and I had to be kindred spirits:

Quilt blocks are like a box of chocolates. Each one is a mini-euphoria — unless you get the one that’s filled with toothpaste. In which case you can be thankful the experience is short-lived.

Amy Gibson, The Quilt Block Cookbook

I couldn’t agree more. This is exactly why I love quilt blocks. (Check out my Quilt Block Library!)

And there were so many blocks to love in The Quilt Block Cookbook.

I think my favorite was Moon Bug, which I’m itching to try. It combines V-blocks, one of my favorite units, with just a little bit of Orange Peel applique. So sweet!

While Amy provides a template to make this block (as well as templates for all the blocks in her book), I plan to use Deb Tucker’s V-Block Ruler. They just come out perfectly every time when I use this little tool. (See my other produc recommendations.)

The V Block Ruler by Deb Tucker of Studio 180 Designs

The back of the book is filled with an A-Z piecing guide that provides step-by-step instructions for how to make all the basic units used in the blocks. The instructions are well-written, clear and concise.

I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, either…

The only downside to this book? It’s not available on Kindle.

Yet. Maybe someday, I’m hoping!

Get yourself a copy

Because as I’ve already said, you can’t have mine!

If this sounds like your kind of book, you can find it on Amazon. Just click the image below to go there.


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