I was thinking I would post some books that I recently got that i've found very inspiring. The first is the Quilting Bible.
As a Brit I wanted to learn how to make a traditional American Quilt. I found the whole book full of useful step by step guides and inspiring projects. Even if you know how to quilt having this on your bookshelf will always be useful. I always still collect how to sew books just because they are always good as reference and no matter how many years you've been sewing.
My husband got me this for Christmas. Lotta Jansdotters's Simple Living. Its a wonderful book if you are a sewing beginner or if you're a lover of functional, pragmatic Scandinavian design and you want to get some inspiration. Lotta Jansdotter also has lots of other books and she has a website http://www.jansdotter.com
I left most of my books back home, so I would welcome any suggestions for interesting books to look out for here, so as to build up my new collection.