In the few weeks before Christmas, I decided it was time to find some fresh inspiration... nothing like a new blog to read, or a new magazine or book to stir up some renewed interest in my beloved hobby.
These have arrived to me in recent days... aahhh, bliss to sit on the sofa with a cuppa & have a leisurely leaf through these pages... definitely so many wonderful projects here!
'By The Block' is is 2015 book from an Aussie lady & wow this book definitely has my radar buzzing with more ideas of ways to use my still-robust tubs of bits & pieces. How cool even is the cover image?! That quilt is 48" x 56"... the four blocks are 24" x 28" each! Imagine a big bed-sized quilt done like that♥♥♥ This book also has a section devoted to curved piecing; something I've never tried but this could be the book that gets me started.
The Churn Dash would be a lovely baby quilt too.
Every design in 'Tablerunner Bliss' is gorgeous... it's so well illustrated & worded... some of the designs are quite long though; near to 60" & longer... eek, not sure I'd be making them quite so long!
Unusually for me, there are several designs that I can imagine in different fabric style to what is shown in the book.
'Stitch Kitsch' was picked up at Spotlight... has some fun ideas & shows an applique technique I've not yet tried. The 'Moda Candy' book will be another source of inspiration for the use of my zillions of 2½" squares.
I'd love to have a couple more names on the list for our fun little annual swap... so if you feel so inclined & haven't done so already, pop over to THIS BLOG POST, & leave your name.
I'll be sending out partner details on Monday morning.