Wednesday, April 24, 2013

feeling a little out of it

Things have been a little crazy around here lately.  Not that anything major is going on, just the same old stuff, sometimes I just feel like all of the days blend together and two weeks ago feels like yesterday and yesterday feels like tomorrow.  Does that make any sense?

I got very behind on blog reading.  It was a little overwhelming so this morning I just marked everything as read in attempt to try to catch up with things.  I am sorry if I missed some of your blog posts!  Reading blogs is one of my favorite activities I just need to get out of this funk.

I have been sewing a lot, but they are projects-that-can't-be-shared so those will have to wait for a bit.  These types of projects are fun (I have loved doing stuff for Moda Bake Shop) but I also love blogging my progress so that part is a little hard.  I did get this little gem in the mail yesterday.
It is a Moda Bake Shop ad on the inside cover of Quilts and More magazine. In case you have no idea what I look like, I am the third hexagon down in the second column.  When Moda asked me to send my photo to be included in an ad I was beyond excited.  It is still a little surreal, and it was completely amazing of Moda to send a copy.  This was pretty much the only existing photo of me that was taken within the last 2 years that doesn't also have my husband or kids in it.

Lately I have been thinking a lot about quilting books.  I love them and have developed a pretty good size collection and I would love to add to it.  Do you have any books that you would recommend?  These are a few of my favorites:
Quilting Modern - One of the most inspirational books I own
Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters - this book is beyond amazing if you are interested in FMQ
Hand Quilted with Love - I pretty much want to make every quilt in this book
Quilt Love - I first read about this over at Blue Elephant Stitches and I love her philosophy on quilting

And here are a few on my wish list:
Tula Pink's City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks - I don't really know anything about this other than I really like the cover
Liberated Quiltmaking II - I have wanted this one every since I saw this quilt
Vintage Quilt Revival - It's not out yet, but I know that I need it
Farmer's Wife Sampler - I figure I have to make this one at some point

Are there any quilting books that you love?  What should I add to my wishlist?

7 comments :

  1. I like the Moda Bake Shop books - easy and simple classic patterns. AND we all get in a funk, it just happens - don't worry about it. Blogging should be fun - when it becomes a chore, you need to take a break. Plus you'll have lots to show us soon enough. Take care and take it easy!

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  2. Any book by Carol Doak (foundation paper piecing guru) is worth a look. It was her books that got the quilting ball rolling for me. So to her I say, Thank you; to you I say, Get to know her.

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  3. I love books too - I recently bought Making Quilts-The Promise of Joy by Kathy Doughty. Fantastic book with loads of gorgeous quilts x

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  6. I have recently purchased Carol Doak's 50 paper pieced stars... LOVE IT!

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  7. I love Sunday Morning Quilts. I'm amassing an impressive collection of scraps, and it has lots of great ideas for scrap quilts. I also love Quilts from the House of Tula Pink.

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