Friday, 5 January 2018

New Books & Last Chance for 'Australia Day Swap'

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.
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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.

I'm ready to go out to patchwork group today... & get some stitching done for FNWF.

7 comments:

I am said...

Lovely books Anthea i have just received the tablerunner one as well and they are all beautiful,glad you have lots of inspiration there,i wonder what you will make first xx

Susan said...

Plenty to keep you occupied there.

Kaylee said...

Nice books Anthea

Susie Hoover said...

I love the Moda Candy book. I made a table runner from it only I used two packs to make mine twice as long! Had to chuckle when you said you usually don't make such long ones! Lol!

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Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Lucky you to have new books to peruse. When looking through my quilting books I sometimes come across books I'd forgotten about! I have misplaced some patterns but don't want to spend sewing time looking for them.

Fiona said...

the books look great..... so inspirational and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make from them.... the block one is tempting I must say
Hugz

Ondrea said...

New books are so lovely to drool over.

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