Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Let's Book It - July 2015


This experience has me discovering so many wonderful books and patterns that I so wrongfully have ignored.  The bright, shiney new things dangling before us are so distracting.


There are so many great patterns in this book.  I can even envision using them with other hues or go all scrappy with them.


This was the pattern I wanted to play with to use up all the skinny and scrap neutral browns I had taking over.


And even though I had a helper - of sorts .............


I managed to get two borders on.  The last border will have to wait as I ran out of muslin.  AND my Juki has frozen up (think a sensor has gone) and has to be serviced.


My SIL and I are passing on the group trip to AGS Syracuse - I know, whaaa - but I am having trouble with my hips and a long ride, walk and then ride home - I would be a real party pooper and laid up for weeks after.  So we are going to visit a new local fabric shop, she needs a few things and I will look for some muslin and binding for this. And I need some backing for another project to send off to the long armer - so shopping we go.

  

Since I will be doing a lot of hand quilting demo's the next month, I chose the Rose Thimble Charm to go with the Vintage Sewing Machine Pin.
Now it's your turn to share:


23 comments:

  1. This pattern looks complicated. Another great quilt. Have fun at the new quilt shop.

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  2. Nice use of scraps! Enjoy your abbreviated trip! Nothing wrong with doing what works best for you :-)

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  3. My knitting is now completed...I'll show it in a few days...but thanks for another month of Lets Book It. xox

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  4. I love this one! Guess now I need a new book for inspiration? Even without the final border it is a grand one. Sorry about the hip and the change of plans....I understand as my knee has been keeping me down a bit too. Enjoy the new shop instead.

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  5. Great quilt. Hope the Juki gets fixed quickly and cheaply. Take care of you, so you don't get laid up. Much more fun to be stitching.

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  6. Oh wow...your quilt looks great! :0)

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  7. Love! Love! LOVE! that quilt! I have the book, and now you have inspired me to get it out and look at making it!

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  8. I am passing on Syracuse too. FINALLY, a big show in NY and I miss it! My issues are the heat and care of a 5 yo thru Saturday..........not entirely thrilled with summer shows- too much ekes going on here in the Catskills! Enjoy your new shop.

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  9. Your quilt is stunning ! I totally understand you deciding not to go if it would mean being laid up for a while afterwards, not worth it . Enjoy your local shopping .

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  10. I really love the neutral quilts and yours is beautiful.

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  11. Love that quilt. I agree it's a great challenge for discovering wonderful patterns right in one's own sewing room. I've found some beautiful ones, for sure. Nothing from me again this month, but I think I'll be back on track next month. I really want to try that inset leaf table runner, and I can have it done for fall if I get going now.

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  12. I really enjoy seeing your Book It projects each month. This one is particularly interesting! I can see it as a scrappy colorful wonder...

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  13. You are so right about the many distractions.
    Your project this month is awesome... a perfect way to use up the skinny strips.

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  14. I actually have a Book It project this month - using the same book!!! Hoping to get post written up in a few days and will link up :)

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  15. Your neutral quilt is lovely; it makes me think of a woodworking design I've seen someplace. Too bad about the Syracuse trip, but a new quilt store sounds like fun. Hope you find some good stuff.

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  16. I really like that quilt, I'm not a big neutral person but that one is beautiful. I'm linked up and glad to be back.

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  17. I love your neutrals quilt. Looks soft and cozy. I'm not a neutral person, but I should give them a try as they do make such sweet quilts.

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  18. Beautifully done! The neutrals have a nice shimmer to them that gives those rows a lot of movement.

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  19. Such an adorable little thimble pin!!! Your quilt is looking wonderful Sharon! I like your version better than Pat's actually. And your helper appears to approve as well :) I know what you mean about passing up on a long trip. I chose to not go to Chattanooga AQS this year for the same reasons. I'm glad you and your SIL are planning something fun in exchange.

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  20. I like, I like. And I'm missing Syracuse this year too. Hopefully it comes back next year.

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  21. Beautiful pattern and quilt! Great pattern for someone who likes modern designs or for a man.

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