Monday, April 11, 2011

Older but new to me.........

Have you seen this book?

Fat-Quarter quilting by Lori Smith, published in 2009 by That Patchwork Place! It's a somewhat of an older book, but a must have in my opinion!

What a great book! Every time I look through it, I feel inspired!

It has both hand applique and machine pieced projects! All are lovely!

All small projects, allowing you to use up your scraps! You know, those small pieces of fabrics that you cannot bare to part with! ;o)

I love this book so much that I have tailored a hand applique class that I am presently giving at the Shoppe, Fibre Junction.

Every month, I work on a technique that is associated with a quilt in the book.

Last month's project was.....

Birds in the air!

This quilt to me is what I consider a "made do" quilt. I used all scraps!

Well, except for the background, which I needed a fat quarter, the fabrics comes from my hand applique scrap bin!

The binding is a left over from my Rural Jardin quilt! I had just enough left to bind it!

What a great feeling to be using scraps! I feel so efficient! lol

The Birds in the Air quilt was a great exercise in working with what I have. I will be the first to admit, it is so easy to be inspired by new fabrics! My mind goes wild with all the possibilities. However, the challenge, for me, is working with what I have in the scrap bin! Talk about pushing the comfort envelop! lol

Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the moment! Cheers!

12 comments:

May Britt said...

This book is wonderful. I have not made anything from it yet, but picked it out from the bookshelf a couple a weeks ago, so perhaps I get some time this easter holidays :)

La Mañosa said...

Your birds quilt is beautiful! I have this book, too, and I love it. It's nice to see you back posting again!

I made one of the quilts with the flowers in a vase (and hourglass blocks). I've been long debating how on earth I should quilt it. :)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I should look for that book, I am impressed by your workmanship and your self discipline! Well done~

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, that looks like a great book. That little birds in the air project is adorable. I really should start a few scrap eating projects like that -- my bin overfloweth!

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a great book. It is so easy to get caught up in the fabulous new fabrics, but I just love great scrap quilts.

Suzy said...

Love your quilt! :o)

I too have the book and totally love EVERY quilt in it! I especially love that you can use FQs and scraps from your stash to make all the quilts. My goal is to make ALL the quilts in the book. Hmmmm, maybe I'll have a sew-along on my blog when I do...

WoolenSails said...

I enjoy the older books more than the new, but I am a newbie, so the old ones are new to me.

Debbie

Carrie P. said...

I have seen that book. don't own it but it does have some pretty things in it.
Great little quilt using your stash.

Libby said...

Just love those books that provide inspiration on every page! Love to see your works from this treasure *s*

Crazy Redhead said...

This is such a good book-there is nothing in it that I don't want to make. I can't say that for very many books.

Guðrún said...

This is so well done, you are a master in quilting.

Karen said...

Lori Smith's patterns with applique involved always look good. I have that book and have not made any of the quilts. Your quilt makes me want to revisit the book and make some quilt plans.

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