Summer Reading

Summer Reading

I decided that this summer is the time for me to get back to sewing that I absolutely love, quilting.  I haven’t touched any of my quilting projects, or started any new ones for a few years.  That leaves me with some projects that are incomplete, and an overwhelming desire to start some new ones!

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So… my summer reading is some of the latest quilting books that have come out recently.  These 5 books are the ones, out of many (I really had to hold myself back!) that I decided to start with. I chose these books because they have some traditional blocks and quilts in them, but they are either done with a modern twist, or use a technique that is new to me. As I go through books and try some of the blocks,  I will post up a review of each book and let you know how it goes.  I really need some throws for the house, so this will give me the opportunity to learn some new techniques, push myself out of my usual comfort zone in quilting, and give you a little insight into these books.

Cabin Fever – 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting.  I love the log cabin quilt blocks, they have always been a favorite.  I am anxious to try some of their patterns.

IMG_0717Every Last Piece – 12 Beautiful Design Inspirations Using Scraps, Strings and Applique by Lynn Harris.  I love this, using every last scrap of fabric you have saved, or incorporating pieces from past projects that will bring back memories every time you use your quilt.  And string quilts are another favorite! This looks like a beautiful book.

IMG_0718By the Block Quilts – 18 surprisingly simple quilts by Siobban Rogers.  A quick look through this book I saw several familiar blocks, with a new twist.  A great way to stimulate my imagination and take me out of my comfort zone, without making me feel overwhelmed with a complex project.  I really look forward to this one!

IMG_0722Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern – Fresh Techniques for Busy Quilters by Jera Branding.  This is a technique I am interested in learning. I look forward to being able to take a project on the road with me.  Perfect for summer vacationing. I may actually get my projects done, ha ha!

IMG_0721Another book is Sweetly Stitched Handmades – 18 Projects to Sew for you and Your Loved Ones by Amy Sinidaldi.  If you have ever visited Amy’s blog, you will see that she makes the sweetest things.  And there is going to be a new baby girl in the family this year, so I thought I would make one of her sweet projects.  Stay tuned for pictures in a later post…

IMG_0723These books are a great start to trying some new quilting projects and ideas as well as learning some new techniques.  I will share my thoughts as I go through these books and try some of the projects.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl

 

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