Monday, April 30, 2012

Filling My Cup

I am doing a between-quilt/at-a-stopping-point sewing room straightening up.  It is not a knock-down cleanup...it's just a put-things-where-they

a) belong
b) are out of the way
c) are out of sight
d) are someplace where I can deal with them later

cleanup.

It also helps if I rearrange things so I can rearrange the dust bunnies.

I was looking for an excuse to rest when I ran across these:


I have Vol 1-4 and #6.  This is all I have collected thus far and they are more than enough to keep me busy by themselves....

Of course, I have yet to sew one of the patterns.

They are too much fun to look at.

So I am having my Sit Down Have a Cup of Coffee/Tea/Whatever, Relax and Fill My Cup of Creativity time so I can then go about creating at the level of, or slightly higher than, my abilities...

I looked at Vol 1 & Vol 6 (2001 and 2006 publishing dates).

Thought you might like to browse along...


 I love curved patterns, but have yet had the courage to attempt them..Both these are beautiful and are just a sample of what I saw..

Vol 1 (2001)

Vol 6 (2006)

And then there are the  Log Cabin variety.



One would really have to be ambitious to make this...It's another of my "One of These Days"....

I love how this design on a quilt.......


...can create a lovely table runner also.....



Finally, I found this block in the yellow block book above.  I love it and am sure that some of you out there are familiar with the design...

But I also like the name they gave it....




5 comments:

Jodi said...

Uh-oh! I wish you hadn't done that - posted about these wonderful quilting books! I already have a stack that I pore over lovingly! I might have to add some of these to that ever-growing stack! :-)

Rosa said...

Those quilts are awesome !

Jennifer Gail said...

Very pretty. I love the log cabin:)

Snoodles said...

Heehee! I love that block -- and the name is so unusual! I think I'm going to go and search for that one. I can see it in thirties repros!

Catswhiskers said...

oh... this is food for the soul! So inspirational.