Friday, September 24, 2010
Books, DVD, Double Dutch, Quilt Show
I'm including a photo of 2 books by Pat Speth, using Charm Packs (5 inch squares) but the patterns can also be made traditionally with yardage. The books caught my eye, when I was feeling particularly weak, but I DO enjoy fondling my quilt books. But, what really caught my eye on the cover was "260 border blocks" and WOW (below) does she go all out with simple yet do-able units!!!
Next, I investigated a site called www.ninepatchmedia.com, to check out a quilting DVD. There are several new DVDs from well-known quilters and some included a 6 minute YouTube that might entice you. Even if you only look, it's entertaining.
I pushed my mouse button for Jackie Robinson's Slash and Stash -- I also looked at another DVD, but it was coupled with a lot of EQ, which I seldom use.
This Quiltville Mystery quilt top (Double Dutch) was made over a year ago,and I decided it's TIME to get finished! I have the backing, cotton batting and tomorrow is the sandwiching day! While scribbling today, I accidentally learned how to fake a Baptist Fan kind of quilting design. For the longest time, the pattern eluded my brain.
I made a hurried trip to my LQS waaaay out in the country, taking my camera in case I saw wildlife and this is what I saw at her shop! They were having their own Quilt Show to Celebrate 35 years of business.