Seems like everybody I know is doing the Library Project, brainchild of Adrienne at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts. I want to play with the cool kids, so I am jumping in. Basically, we chose projects from books we already have at home, and commit to making them.
Most of the other quilters who have joined have more ambitious lists. Me? I am sticking to two. Here they are:
Something from Sunday Morning Quilts by Cheryl Arkison and Amanda Jean Nyberg.
This is actually the first book that I have actually made projects from. I made High Five and Up, Up and Away, as well as some slabs for Cheryl's Just One Slab project for Calgary. The slabs were so enjoyable to make. Very addictive. I am thinking about making some of those slabs for me, though I have not yet picked my project.
I am a bit concerned about copyright, so I won't post pictures of the various quilts in the book. There are a few that use the slab technique, and it will be one of them, or a combination. Or I may forget about the slabs, and go for a ticker tape.
I know, I know, I am supposed to actually pick a project... I am breaking the rules of the Library Project, but it's my challenge, and I am sticking to my indecisive state of mind until I really have to chose!
Here's my second book: American Patchwork & Quilting (from 1985!)
I picked up this book for about a dollar at an auction a few years ago. It is straight out of the 80s, so you might be inclined to think there isn't anything in this book for modern quilters, but you would be wrong. If you can get past some of the colour choices, this book is full of little gems.
The one quilt I have been fascinated with is this one:
I don't particularly like the colours, and the alternate blocks don't work for me. Neither do the sashing and borders... but look at the houses! Can you picture them in bright modern colours? I really want to try some of these houses blocks, and perhaps create my own variation. I think it will make for a striking quilt.
That's all I am willing to commit to and that is a lot considering the little amount of time I have to actually quilt and everything else I have on the go. Hopefully the library project gal will let me play!