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.


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!

Jen said...


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?

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.