Wednesday, 24 September 2014

A book to add to my collection...

As I may have mentioned before, I have quite a substantial collection of needlework books. I just can't resist them and, although I have been trying to cut down on the number that I buy, just recently a new book was released that I knew I would love and I decided not to resist the temptation. I pre-ordered it a little while ago and now it has arrived!!



'Quilt as you Go: Made Modern' by Jera Brandvig is a wonderful book sharing Jera's version/method of the quilt-as-you-go technique.  I am really excited to give some of the projects a try as the method looks quick and easy to follow.  Even though I love hand stitching, sometimes it is nice to be able to produce a quilt more quickly and I think Jera's methods will allow you to do just that.  I can see that I am going to have fun experimenting with the techniques and, making some of the quilts from the book.



Luckily for me these beautiful new Tilda fabrics that I ordered have also just arrived, so I may just be using them for one of the projects in the book!!

8 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what you make with those Tilda fabrics! I've toyed with the idea of quilt-as-you-go but haven't tried it.

    I thought of you when I saw this crocheted sewing machine. ;)
    http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2014/09/fabric-shopping-in-london.html

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    1. Hi Linda! Looking forward to getting started on a project with them!! That post on fabric shopping in London was great and I really loved the crocheted sewing machine!! Cute! :) x

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  2. Oh yum :) to both the book and the fabric - cant wait to see your first project from the book, and what will you be doing with the fabric - absolutely gorgeous colours :) xx

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    1. Thanks Jenny! Can't wait to get started but do have some other projects on the go at the moment the I should probably finish first!! :) xx

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  3. My first quilt was a Quilt-as-you-go and I loved it. I did free motion quilting on each block so it was easier to handle and came together quickly. Can't wait to see your quilt with the lovely material.

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    1. Thanks Dawn! I can't wait to get started but I seem to have a lot of projects on the go at the moment so, it may be a few weeks!! :) x

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  4. What do you mean USE the Tilda fabric? I just like to admire mine.
    Your blog is lovely, Christine!

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    1. Hello Nancy! Thank you for visiting me!! I do have quite a large stash of Tilda fabrics and I thought I ought to use it some time!! I have just admired it for a long time!! :) xx

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