Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sweet and Simple Patchwork


This is my new little project. I am not one to quilt but I have been wanting to try it for a long time. I guess this is the best way to get me feet wet. A quilt seems like a long term relationship, I am not sure if I am ready to start yet.
I did enjoy picking out the pieces and finding scrappy bits I had forgotten, hidden away in my stash. However, my sewing room looked like a tornado had come through and I had to ask the kids not to come in because I was afraid I would loose them in all the fabric I had pulled out.
If you have caught the quilting bug but need a small project to devour, I have found the perfect book for you. 
It is called Sweet and Simple Patchwork Gifts by Hisako Arai and Yoko Sanjo. Inside are 25 cute, little patchwork projects. I think I'm going to make  #13, the Log Cabin pin cushion first. :) These projects are an easy way to use your scraps and make a gorgeous gift for someone special in your life.
Happy Sewing!

1 comment:

Ginger said...

Be careful, quilting is addictive. :-)
I just bought these books in e-book format.
http://www.shopmartingale.com/back-to-charm-school.html
http://www.shopmartingale.com/country-threads-goes-to-charm-school.html
They are little quilts, so you might like to try something like that. I'm not affiliated with any of the above, I just thought the quilts were cute.