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.
Be sure to follow along with the Pillow Along and if you haven't already, you will want to add A Scrapbook of Quilts to your quilting library. It is phenomenal!!!
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!!!
The quilt and pillows are adorable.ReplyDelete
I would love to be able to instantly play the piano!ReplyDelete
Multiple languages! French, German, Russian, Italian. All in one big download! That would be so awesome! Anxious to see this book!ReplyDelete
I’m not sure if this qualifies as a skill but I would love to be instantly ambidextrous. Throughout my life I have not felt less than able doing crafts and such being left-handled like I am in learning to quilt. So many of the tools of the trade are difficult to use as a lefty. Yes, scissors and rotary blades are available for left-handed use but rulers are not and neither are sewing machines. Being ambidextrous would make it easier. I love that Jenny Doan of MSQC, who is left handed has so many right-handed skills available to her allowing her to do things just as easily right-handed as left-handed. I’m tired of reading the rulers backwards or upside-down at this point and I just do not have the same fine motor skills in my right hand that I do in my left hand. GRRRR!ReplyDelete
I need photography skills too. Love your wreath!!ReplyDelete
The skill I would like to learn in FMQReplyDelete