And once again it’s 8 pm before I get around to writing these reviews. I picked two winners for the first two books and now we’ll start over with 2 more new books from the folks at Martingale. This time tell me how many years you’ve been quilting and close at least 2 ads. Thank you!
The first book is Bowl Me Over by Debbie Busby – a bounty of tiny pillows to enjoy every day.
So whether you fill these tiny pillows as bowl fillers or fill them with sand or crushed walnut shells for pincushions, they are fun to make and give to friends. Each is a combination of wool appliqué, embroidery, and many times buttons. What a great little project to make when you’ve got a free Sunday afternoon and don’t want to dive into a big quilt project. One designer that I follow keeps a bowl of tiny pincushions by her front door to give to friends – and even if they don’t sew, they look cute on a shelf!
Next is Autumn Bouquet by Sharon Keightley, patchwork and appliqué quilts from reproduction prints.
Sharon uses Civil War prints along with traditional fabrics in the 12 quilts. Each of these quilts has a pieced foundation with machine appliquéd flowers, leaves and vines. Treasures from the Scrap Bin is my favorite quilt in this book.
She gives detailed instructions for invisible machine appliqué with monofilament or fine polyester thread. It might tempt me since I don’t care for hand appliqué.
More finishes for your viewing pleasure – our own private quilt show!
And in this sideways picture are more of my cut stars for HIPS. Working on it?
Over the weekend I stopped at the thrift store and this wood burned picture had to come home with me.
Isn’t it just so sweet?
I finished my #5 top but doubt I’ll get it quilted this week. I would have taken a picture of it today but it was just too windy. I picked some hydrangeas today and put them in baskets in the house.
Whew! They don’t call me Windy for nothing! Ha! Don’t forget to click at least two ads and tell me how long you’ve been quilting – I just love reading about all of you!