Craft books? Love them, of course. So when I read this month is Craft Book Month over at Craft Buds, I had to join. I have been buying quite a few craft books in the last three years, since I started quilting, and I keep looking at then again and again. A part from making projects from Patchwork, Please by Ayumi Takahashi (thanks to the fun sew along on Flickr), I must say I've been a bit lazy with my craft books. Recently I did make this fun coaster from a very special book:
The fabric I used is all from a scrap pack I bought a while ago from Noeks, a really cool Dutch on line shop. They have some very interesting products and the scrap packs are the best I've seen so far. They're also very dynamic, adding new items and ideas frequently.
This is the back of the coaster, plain mixed linen. The square quilting is a bit tricky due to size but I think it looks good.
The project is from Suzuko Koseki's book Natural Patchwork, which has become a classic. There are some beautiful projects, in different sizes from this small coaster to lots of purses and bags. I'm also working on the beautiful cover tea cosy, the shape is really original.
And here are the coasters in the book:
Check out the books and projects at Craft Buds' Craft Book Month.