Today's Friday Favorites post is kind of a mix of this and that. Hope you enjoy it! For starters, using the quilts I make is high on my list of the important aspects of being a quilter. Sometimes I have to store quilts I use for teaching and trunk show, but we also have quilts on display in nearly every room of our home: quilts on the beds, quilts draped over chairs and sofas, quilts in baskets, quilts as wall decor, and quilts on ladders. But recently I thought of one more way to display some quilts...
A few years back my grandmother gave me the antique bassinet she used for my aunt and my mom (it's almost 75 years old); I've kept it in a storage closet for quite some time, but after seeing a bassinet used to display quilts on Pinterest I brought it in, dusted it off, and placed it in my front entry next to my white quilt ladder. It has added such a fun touch to this part of our home!
Now I know this project (my American Patchwork & Quilting "Go Four It" quilt) is still in bits and pieces, but it's destined to be a favorite quilt one of these days...and I finally finished up all of the four-patches.
Before I can start putting my blocks together, though, I need to cut about 1,000 squares from my "light" stash of Fig Tree fabrics; this will definitely go much faster than the just over 1,000 4-patch blocks!
I've had a little time this week to look through Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern: Fresh Techniques for Busy Quilters by Jera Brandvig. Jera and I met at quilt market this fall and agreed to do a book swap! Her book is delightful. I haven't done very much of the "quilt as you go" technique and was really happy to see that her book explains everything for using this technique in great detail. The photography is beautiful, the fabrics are fresh and happy, and the designs are fun. I think I have the confidence to try the table runner first and then move on to a quilt using this method.
Well...that's it for this weeks "favorites" edition...I just have to leave you with one more photo of my new "quilty corner" in my entry. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!
PS Lady Belle fabrics has some fun sales this weekend: 10% off fat quarter bundles, 15% off jelly rolls and sale half yards starting at $3.00. She also has
has new lines Daysail and Fresh Cut! (Bundles only, pre-cuts coming near the end of the month)--and she also has Color Theory by V and Co! Each collection is offered in fat quarter and half yard bundles.