This is my current quilt in progress…. the fabrics for this quilt was donated and I am selecting fabric from my stash. I made triangles measuring 6.5 inch from the donation and stash fabric. I am putting the patches on the wall then sewing them as I go along. I will be posting more pictures as this quilt evolves…. Trying to decide if the middle yellow square in the middle of the quilt or off center …. probably off center because it is easier to construct on the design wall.
I have joined DARLA’S MARCH QUILT ALONG over on Scientific Quilter’s blog. I have been sewing 15 minutes a day … that usually become several hours worth. I think I have my mojo back…..
I am so behind. I became vice president and program coordinator for our quilt guild and have been having fun contacting speakers to set up guild lectures and workshops. I have also been increasing the blogging on our guild blog. Down side, is it ate up a lot of time so I have not been blogging her much. Upside, is I will be duplicating some of the post here….. as sooooooon as I get organized.
I also have been spending a lot of my time dreaming about the quilts in this book. The quilts in this book are estimated to be from the 1880s to the 1920 and were shown in an exhibit in New York City. One that I missed a change to go to because I was still working and could not get the time off to go when my friends went….. BUMMER !!!
I love this book and rate it 10/5 …. It is so worth the money I spent for this picture/ coffee table book…. no patterns but lots of pictures.
I have taken it to bed with me every night so I can dream of all the lovely quilts that could be made. I am seriously thinking of making a red and white quilt for myself but I am having trouble picking out one pattern that I want to make. Many of the patterns I have seen before but a few are new to me. I want to make them all.
The book has over 350 pages of quilts, 4 quilts to a page. The collection consisted of over 650 quilts. The names of the patterns and what information they have about the quilts are listed. For most of the quilts they are undated and the maker is unknown. There were several forwards written for the book including one by Martha Stewart. My favorite forward was written by the owner of the quilt, Joanna Rose.
If you belong to a guild this is an excellent book to add to your guild library so you can share with all the members….. AND no I am not going to donate this book to my guild.
Well I have to run as I have babysitting duties calling to me and I do not have enough words to praise this book.