Material Obsession: Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke is the first book I would like to kick off my book reviews with. It’s an oldie but a goodie and it really shaped my quilting career. After my first course in quilting back in 2009, this is the first book I read and made my second quilt from.
Material Obsession has 23 unique quilt projects, which is a lot in one quilting book. I personally find that I usually only like one or two patterns in a book, but I can honestly say there are eight patterns in this book that I love.
One thing for sure is that these are unique patterns, they are not the same old designs that you see time and time again, so if you are looking for something a little unique this might be the book for you.
The first two patterns are very easy, and they gradually get harder and harder. Making this book perfect for a beginner all the way through to an advanced quilter.
The very first quilt in the book is “Avalon” and it’s my favorite, it’s extra special to me because I have made many of these quilts and given them away as gifts.
I met Kathy Doughty at the inaugural Handmade conference at Wellington’s Te Papa museum in June 2011, wow ten years ago!
Please watch my YouTube video for my full review of this book, including my favorite exerts from the Introductions and pics of the quilts I love in this book.
Thanks so much for joining me! Please leave a comment and let me know how you go, or if you have any questions.