Monday, December 31, 2007

Bad blogger!

I have been a very bad blogger. Can I even call myself that any longer?

Well, I will be posting some of the projects I have been working on over the last few months. Hopefully this evening and/or tomorrow. Some are holiday decorations and others were for holiday gifts...all inspired by the many, many, many craft/sewing/quilting blogs I have been reading.

I received two wonderful new sewing books for Christmas:

Denyse Schmidt Quilts (have the fabric all picked out for the pot holders)

Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts (so many items I want to make but I really adore the baby elephant)

Still on my wish list:
Simple Sewing with a French Twist by Celine Dupuy
Make Your Own Contemporary Quilts by Paola Pieroni

Any one have an opinion on these? I've seen mixed reviews.

Today I purchased lots of fabric to make my husband a quilt. I made two quilts for Christmas gifts and he wondered allowed when I might make him something. I honestly didn't think he would be interested! Nice surprise. So I'll also be posting about the design and progress on this new project.

2 comments:

Liz said...

How do you like the Paola Pieroni book? (BTW I found your blog when I searched for her quilting book online) I was hoping to find someone who had ordered the book and was pleased with it. My copy is on backorder so I have time to cancel if it isn't good!

I recently got "The Modern Quilt" by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle and while I haven't made anything from it yet I'm very inspired!

Any tips you might have on modern quilts (especially for a new quilter like me) would be great!
Liz

Jen said...

Liz,

I haven't gotten the Paola Pieroni book yet either. Not back ordered...just not ordered.

Good to hear that you like "The Modern Quilt". That's also still on my list! I may have to make a trip to the book store this weekend and splurge a little.

Have you seen "The Modern Quilt" flickr group? http://www.flickr.com/groups/mqa/

For modern quilts, you should look into Denyse Schmidt if you haven't already.

Contemporary quilts are so much fun.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. - Jen

PS: I tried to click on your name to go to your blog but your blogger profile is set to private.