Friday, 23 December 2011

Summer time reading...

It's our last day in the office before we break for a long Christmas weekend and I'm starting to write to my holiday 'To Do' list. My list will include the usual boring tasks which I will no doubt not do but I'm hoping to get some sewing done and finished those half completed projects.

We've got some new books in store which I'm hoping I can draw some inspiration from too....

Block Party—The Modern Quilting Bee
The quilting bee gets a modern makeover
• From the creators of popular blog,
• Let go of “the rules” with 12 fun, funky, and improvisational projects
• The fundamental techniques are outlined-from fabric selection to quilt tops to binding
• Projects are perfect for both beginner and experienced quilters  
Modern Mix

16 Sewing Projects that Combine Designer Prints & Solid Fabrics
• 7 Quilts + Pillows, Bags & More
• Quilters and sewers of all skills can confidently mix and match fabrics for a fresh, clean look
• Something for everyone - home décor, fashion accessories, and delightful gifts
• Learn more about colour and design within your fabric selections

Sweetwater's Simple Home
Sew Something Handmade for Every Room • 35 Projects
• 35 beginner-friendly projects, including quilts, pillows, table linens, and accessories - many can be made in a day or less
• Fresh, modern ideas for making things pretty and practical
• Bring Sweetwater's popular signature style to all your sewing and craft projects
• Learn simple, creative techniques for decorating with appliqué, stenciling, stamping, and embroidery

1 comment:

  1. Wow - these are great books. I'm hoping for some Spottie vouchers for Christmas, so will have to stop in and buy one or two of them :-)