While working with my scrappy blocks last week for this post I realized some of my newer scraps hadn’t yet been included in any of my blocks…so my first project this week was to make a few more blocks. It’s great to now have some Verna, Central Park, Meadowsweet, Katie Jump Rope, and Flea Market Fancy added into the mix.
All of my “Sugar Twist” blocks (pattern from The Pattern Basket) are assembled…it’s time to set together this quilt top…and pick a border…yay!
And I’ve been doing a little hand-quilting with some of my Flea Market Fancy!
I really was trying to keep from buying any fabric until after the end of the year…but some amazing lines have come out. I love Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner…might have to pick up a few more from this line (in January, of course).
Parisville by Tula Pink is also amazing–the “Mist” colorway is my favorite!
And Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 2 arrived in my mailbox today…I was so happy to have won a copy–this is an amazing magazine. See the tabs at the top…those are all of the blocks I like! I think I’m going to do a scrappy quilt with these after the holidays.
Weekend reading here…Interweave had a buy one get one free special on their Gifts issues–I haven’t had a chance to look at these yet but will this weekend!
The latest issue of Where Women Create arrived too…how am I going to sew this weekend…I have so much reading to do!!!
And finally…I’m not sure what took me so long to order this book Simple Graces: Charming Quilts and Companion Projects (That Patchwork Place) –everything Kim Diehl does is amazing. This is probably my favorite book of hers, ever. I really like it because each quilt has smaller conmpanion projects that are perfect for gift giving or for just making something to accent your own home. I’ve read it cover to cover twice already. Kim’s tips are wonderful as always, and I’m imagining lots of these projects in my home! I tend not to use so many dark colors anymore, but her designs are classic and will “play well” with even the most modern fabrics!
I’m working on my project for Monday…be back then with another simple gift idea! Have a wonderful day!