Saturday, September 7, 2013

Craft Book Month

Craft Book Month
This week I've been enjoying reading posts by various bloggers participating in Craft Bud's Craft Book Month. I decided to join in the link-up and started going through my flickr stream to see what my options were. Of course the last few months I've been sewing almost weekly from Patchwork, Please!, but since you've been hearing alot about that already, I decided to look further back in the year. (Please see this tab if you are a new reader and want a quick peek at all the delightful zakka projects!)

I was really kind of shocked to see that though I had made many projects inspired by craft books, I'd only made one actual item, and that would be a modern log cabin quilt from Susan Beal's Modern Log Cabin Quilting: 25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects.
The feature fabric for this quilt was curio by basic grey for Moda on a background of Kona Eggshell. Backing is Kona Parchment with strips of Eggshell and curio flowers on orange. 
Piecing was done entirely with Aurifil Mako 50wt cotton thread in Natural, and the quilt was finished with a scrappy curio binding. You can read my original post on this quilt here.
I found the pattern very straight-forward, though I did make mine slightly larger, finishing at 95" square. Due to its size, I had it quilted by my friends at Girton QuiltingYou can see lots more projects made from the book in the Modern Log Cabin Quilting flickr group. This is definitely a good one for taking a traditional block and making it modern.

Linking up with Craft Buds/Craft Book Month.

12 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Good choice :o) Good luck!

Heather D. said...

Craft book month! Who knew?? I don't think I have anything to contribute. Nice to see your crosses quilt again though! I assume there are prizes involved? Hoping you snag something. :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I agree a great choice! X

trudys_person said...

I hadn't heard about craft book month either, so thanks for the head's up! And this is a great book - one of my favourite quilting books!

Kirsten said...

Such a beautiful quilt - the design is perfect for these lovely fabrics. Good luck too!

Lisa said...

I love this pattern and your color choices are beautiful! It makes me really want one! You did such a fantastic job on it!

Leanne said...

It is lovely to see this quilt again! And I think you also sewed your way through the first zakka along and you are half way through the City Blocks book - I think you use patterns from books more than you think.

Anne said...

Nice quilt Debbie. I have tons of books and don't think I've ever made a quilt from any of them. Well maybe one a long time ago when I first started.

Gina said...

Super cool quilt, Debbie. I love craft books and refer to them quite often for inspiration or, more than not, simply follow the author's instructions for making that "something special."

Heidi Staples said...

Still love this one! :)

Lindsay Conner said...

That church makes the perfect backdrop for this quilt... so gorgeous! I've enjoyed following along with your zakka projects, and love this one, too!

Marci Girl said...

Great entry! I totally forgot about this one, so it is nice to see it again!