Friday, June 21, 2013

What to Work on Next

 Getting ready for a little local Sew Fest coming in July.  
I love having a new project or two 
all picked out and ready to work on. 
Went to my trusty local library, which happens to be a quilter's heaven. 
Lots of great quilt books to check out.  

So I pulled my favorite off the shelf. (for the umpteenth time)
Dare to Be Square by Boo Davis.

It's one of those books that I read over and over again. 
I'm ready to bust out a quilt now. 
Just need to narrow the field a bit. 
They are all SO cute. Love the sizes....60" x 70's.
I seriously can't decide. 

Corrie fell in love with Storybook Toys by Jill Hamor.
a few months back.  
She kept trying to reel me in and I wasn't biting. 
But I finally picked up the book and I'm hooked! 
Yes, let's make every single doll in there.  
I want wool stuffing and wool hair and wool felt. 
I want polka dot dresses and embroidered underwear. 
The cat pillow?? Yes please. 
And I don't even like cats, Shhhh!
The dollie purse? Yes, Yes, please!
Where do we start? 

Scrap-Basket Beauties pulled me right in 
with the cover photo. 
They're all made with 2 1/2 " strips. 
I love buying a jelly roll for a rainy day
and now I have plenty of ideas to work on. 

 Sew Fest 2013, right around the corner.....
Here I come......


  1. Thanks for the library tip. Never thought to go there for quilt books!

  2. Let's do it! Your library is awesome.

  3. i love the alarm clock in Boo's book. cant wait to see what you settle on Des. thank goodness for the library. my library is stocked full of good quilting books too!

  4. I love going to the library - I even request books from them online.

  5. I bought Dare to be Square at the most fantastic quilt shop in Minneapolis last month! I love everything in it!

    I do find lots of great quilty books at the library too, but this one needed to come home with me!

  6. My library doesn't have many quilt books and what they do have are ones from the 90s :( You are lucky!

  7. ooooo - I had my hands on "Scrap-Basket Beauties" in town last night and put it back....I should have snagged it! Sew Fest here I come!

  8. My library doesn't have a lot of quilt books but I still check them out frequently :)

  9. I love check my quilting books though my library doesn´t hava many.I have more magazines than books.Have fun reading them!