Monday, March 16, 2009

What am I going to do with all of that fabric?

I've written of my obsessive love of fabric. Lately, I've been on a buying binge (for me, that is) for books with ideas for what to do with all my glorious fabric. After looking through these books, my head is so full of ideas that I don't know where to begin!

Even though I know that my little condo is too small for all of the quilts I would like to make, I did buy two books that are strictly quilts: Lots of scraps, it's time to quilt by Jeanne Stauffer and Diane Schmidt and Not your grandmother's log cabin by Sara Nephew and Marci Baker. Both are full of bright and unconventional quilt ideas, involving lots of color. Lots of new ideas for the boxes of polka dot fabric I've been hoarding.

Since I can't make all the quilts whirling around in my head (and I don't know enough people to give all of those quilts to as gifts), I also bought books for other projects: The perfect apron by Robert Merrett; Quilting in no time by Emma Hardy (this includes pillows, table runners and cloths, bags and more); Sew What! bags: 18 pattern-free projects you can customize to fit your needs by Lexie Barnes. Again, my mind is awhirl with all of the new possibilities.

So, if you are in the position to receive a gift from me, be warned: it will be homemade! (I'm way ahead of the curve on the other books--they don't have pictures posted on either Amazon or Barnes & Noble.)

1 comment:

Knitting In The Stacks said...

AS a recipent of one of your pillows I feel truly honored. It's beautiful.
I know how you feel. When I look at all my yarn and all the different possibilites it overwhelming.