Happy Friday! Thanks so much for all of the positive responses to these Friday Favorites posts; I’ve been having fun deciding what to write about each week. Today’s Favorites on Friday post has a little bit of this and that, some fabrics I can’t wait to sew with and my two favorite reference books.
First up is Milk Cow Kitchen
by MaryJane for Moda. This has a fun retro vibe and reminds me of
my great-grandmother’s Iowa kitchen–my great grandfather was a dairy
farmer, too! I can hardly wait to make some new pot holders and
casserole mats for my kitchen with these fun prints.
I am also in love with all of the scallop prints from Bonnie & Camille’s Miss Kate collection. I love every color. They make the best bindings, so I picked up ½ yard of each.
And I heart anything “low-volume.” I’ve been collecting lots of these prints for almost a year now for a few different projects on my to-do list.
And now for a couple of books I love: first is the Quilter’s Ultimate Visual Guide which is basically an encyclopedia of everything you need to know about quilting. Even though it is an older book, it really is comprehensive and includes information on a wide variety of topics. It’s not available new that I’ve seen, and the hardcover editions are quite pricey; however, there is a Kindle version available. The other book I’ve been using a lot lately is the All-in-One Quilter’s Reference Tool: Updated. This was recently published and is easy to find. It includes basic quilting information and also has many different useful charts which are great for quilters of all skill levels. I’ve been turning to this as a resource regularly since I got it a few months ago.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend and that you get to sew and quilt!