Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Sew the Library

When I did my year long fabric fast last year, quilting books became my little retail therapy treat. All those pretty colours on paper were almost as sweet as the cotton variety! I've made a few things from these wonderful pages, but mostly they sit on my shelf (or in boxes ready for our big move) and I just enjoy the look of them as a collection.

When Heidi from Fabric Mutt said she'd set herself the goal of sewing her way through her crafty library, a few of us suggested a sew-along. I for one love the idea of a little extra motivation, and seeing what other books are out there. And Heidi agreed! And I get to host one of the link ups!

If you'd like to join us, we'll be linking first to Heidi's blog in January, then Martha's over at Weekend Doings in Feb, then over here in March. If you've made something inspired by one of the books or magazines you love, you can share your blog post about it from the 20th of each month. And if people are having fun, we'll keep going throughout the year! Sound fun? I think so. I think it'll be just the push I need to make a few Farmer's Wife or City Sampler blocks each month. Or maybe some the kaleidoscope quilt I've always loved from Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration by Denyse Schmidt. Is there a quilt you've been meaning to make?


  1. Oh YAY. Great idea! I have a few books with projects marked but nothing has happened as yet. I've also just borrowed a whole heap from the library but have barely had a chance to flick through them. Hopefully this sew along will be the kick up the butt I need. ;)

  2. There are several I've been meaning to make ; )
    Great idea. Sunday Morning Quilts is the best book

  3. I'm amused that we even have the same books =) I don't have a big sewing library, but I have each book you photographed, except that "100 Bright..." Haha!

  4. I don't have a blog but I do have a library I should be sewing from so even though I can't link up I think I will try to play along anyway. Sounds like just the inspiration I might need while you are far away :)

  5. Awesome idea! I just bought "Liberty Love" even though I have farmers wife which I haven't sewn anything out of yet! Ahem! Keen to see your creations, I always love to flick through the Denyse Schmidt book at your house ;)

  6. This is such a great idea. The inspiration I need to try something new and fun!


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