And when I have a few spare minutes I can just pop in and stitch up a few blocks. I'm using the 'no waste' flying geese method, there's lots of tutorials available on-line. I'm still deciding on whether I need to add a few solids in too.
My latest 'off the bookshelf' review is a lovely quilt book that I recently purchased, "Utility-Style Quilts for Everyday Living" by Sharon Holland. It's full of designs inspired by timeless quilt block patterns, with surprising fabric & colour combinations. The intro explains what qualifies as a utility style quilt, and urges the reader to "remove the expectation for perfection and embrace utility and its unexpected, fail-proof, scrappy beauty".
I love this one in the pic above, 'Star Crossed'. It has lots of elements that I'm crushing on just now . . . a gently muted palette, combining vintage favourites with more 'modern' fabrics, and wide scrappy sashings which hint that the quilt was made from limited fabric supplies.
'Night & Day' is another favourite. It's a Log Cabin variation, playing with contrast and using a yummy raspberry solid for the block centres. The quilt photography is wonderful thoughout the book! Follow the link here for more details and see more pics over here on instagram.
That's it from me this week. Time now for another Sew Stitch Snap SHARE - a regular fortnightly linkup where you can see what other blogging quilters are up to. Do you have a project to share this week too?
Just follow these simple guidelines:
- Link up any post from the past week that features a sewing or stitching project you have been working on, whether they are WiPs, starts or finishes. You can write as much or as little about your project as you like, and snap off a pic or three, and share here.
- Somewhere in your post, please link back to this one.
- Also please comment on other quilter's projects too, a little quilty love goes a long way.
Thanks for joining us, Julie & Linda