Material Obsession: Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots Book Review

Quilting Book Review

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.

Quilting Book Review

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.

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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.

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My son Karell with my mum’s pony named Charm

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.

Material Obsession: Modern quilts with traditional roots

I met Kathy Doughty at the inaugural Handmade conference at Wellington’s Te Papa museum in June 2011, wow ten years ago!

Material Obsession: Modern quilts with traditional roots

You can buy copies directly from Kathy’s shop Material Obsession in Sydney, Australia here or at Amazon and AbeBooks.

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.

Stacey x

One thought on “Material Obsession: Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots Book Review

  1. Donna Cuthbertson says:

    Stacey, I want to thank you for sparking the love of quilting in me Your beginner quilt tutorial was my first attempt at a quilt! I just completed a Christmas quilt big enough for my “high” queen bed. I had to tie it because it was unmanageable on my Singer Simple machine. Thanks again!

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