A Scrapbook of Quilts was just released and can I just say, it is amazing!!!! Co-Authors Joanna Figueroa and Carrie Nelson hit it out of the part with this one, which is no surprise as these two women are each a quilting powerhouse!! And I just love all of the tips, tricks, and playful back and forth that Joanna and Carrie share along with the projects. A Scrapbook of Quilts uses 6 basic quilt blocks and a pile of scraps to make over 30 gorgeous projects. And I was so blessed to get to make one of those projects :)
Isn't this just the cutest!!!! Carrie, Joanna and I have been friends for a while, meeting at market, so I was thrilled when Carrie asked me to make this adorable Pirouette Tabletopper for their book. Pirouette is one of the 6 blocks in the A Scrapbook of Quilts
and obviously, this design worked fabulous for a Christmas design!! I had so much fun piecing this. Half Square Triangles and tiny Flying Geese, I was in matching point heaven.
And when it came time to quilt it, I thought it would be fun to add to the Wreath effect by quilting a giant spiral. I just love how it turned out. And I love quilting this design on small projects, as it is much easier to manage the bulk spinning round and round when it fits in the throat space of my machine ;)
And here it is pictured in the book. Isn't that just a beautiful picture!!! If I could "instantly download" any skill it would be photography. It truly is an art and I just love seeing my quilts pictured in such beautiful ways. And of course, all of the pictures in A Scrapbook of Quilts
are just beautiful and the instructions are wonderful and easy to follow in full color.
And speaking of the book . . . There is a Pillow Along
to celebrate the release of A Scrapbook of Quilts
!!! This is the first week, and everyone is gathering their scraps :) It will run for 6 weeks, and each week one of the blocks from the book will be paired with one of the following themes: Patriotic, Halloween, Autumn, Christmas, Two-Color and Neutral. You can read all of the details about the Pillow Along on Joanna's Blog
And I am super excited to be participating in the Pillow Along as well!!! I bet you can't tell from my fabric pull what Theme I have ;) I have lots and lots of scraps, but orange is actually the one color that I am sadly lacking on. I tried to pull lots of little scraps, but I just didn't have enough and they really weren't very cohesive. So instead, I pulled some Fig Tree Fat Quarters
and plan to do a super scrappy layout. If you find you are lacking in scraps too, scrappy layouts are a great way to add a scrappy look to just a few fabrics ;)
I am looking forward to sharing more on this soon.
And on a total side note, I am just wondering . . . If you could "instantly download" any skill what would it be??
I hope you all have a Happy Quilting Day!!!