Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Book Recommendation

If you like to "Crazy Quilt", I recommend the following: "The Complete Illustrated Stitch Encyclopedia".  The book has a wide variety of stitches with detailed instructions and projects.  The book includes Hardanger, smocking, Bargello, shadow work, needlepoint, pillow covers , textured rugs, footstools, Japanenese stitching  & much more.   The book inspires one to try new things.

I found it at my local library - then ordered it online.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday Sewing Club - Xmas Tree Project

The Monday Sewing club has started their next project - a crazy, scrappy Xmas Tree wall hanging.
We found the pattern in a book " Victorian Patchwork & Quilting".   My plan is to sdd a little embellishment every week and hopefully it will be done by the end of November and ready to hang.

After I embellish it, then will add a trunk and background.

It's a Baby Quilt

As quilters, we often find ourselves in need of a quilt for a family member but we do not
know which quilt to make.  This was true for me as well.  A member of my family is having a baby and I needed to make a baby quilt and I decided to use a quilt from this years - Quilt Trends (Spring 2012) - The quilt was called "Elephant March". 

I pulled my kid fabrics and found a variety of fabrics that I thought would work in a baby quilt.
Here it is - what do you think?  Looks like I might get it done before 'he" arrives.