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Weekend quilty-sewey inspiration

365 day 99 - Reading a favorite magazine

I appear to be in Inspiration Collection Mode again, like I am nearly every year at this time.  I’m not going to let it paralyze me this time – in fact, as soon as I’ve finished here, I’m going to sit myself down at the dining room table and finish one of the quilt tops I am working on.  And maybe start the other top.  (Well, we’ll see about the second top – wouldn’t want to get crazy now.)

Anywho, I’ve been looking at a few sewing/quilting-related things that I find inspiring/fun, and I think it would be a shame to keep them to myself:

  • Stitch Magazine – always hip, always fun to flip through
  • Everybody seems to be talking about the Modern Log Cabin Quilting book, and my resistance to purchase is fading fast…
  • And by “everybody” I mean Sarah with her pillows, and Alicia with her quilt, and others who I stumbled upon last week and now have forgotten.

Be back next week, when the weather is predicted to be warmer and I am predicted to be less congested (some child I live with passed along his cold – we just love to share around here…)

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6 thoughts on “Weekend quilty-sewey inspiration

  1. I am beginning to be less intimidated and more intrigued by the log cabin quilts too. I believe it was on Alicia’s site (or could have been Anna Maria’s) that I saw a quick video on how to put together a log cabin block and I’m really surprised by how easy it seemed! (I’m a patchwork quilt kinda girl…nothing fancier than that or I start to break out in hives!) Who knows, maybe I’ll get crazy and pick the book up too! 😉

    I’m currently staring at the picnic blanket I started this time last year and never finished….maybe I ought to do that first, eh? 😉 Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Oh! and hope you feel better soon! We like to share around here too..first it was strep, now it’s a run of the mill cold 🙁 What loving boys, eh? 😉

    2. I saw that video this morning. Alicia linked to Susan’s site for it 🙂

      A picnic blanket sounds like the perfect project to throw yourself into at this time of year – the beach/picnic blanket I made two May’s ago is still such a favorite, that I often use it on my bed 🙂

      Thanks for the get well wishes. Same to you!

  2. Hi Lisa,
    I hope you try a Log Cabin quilt. They are so much fun to make and so easy…all you need are long strips of fabric.
    Here are a couple of mine..
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcbysusan/4025418103/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcbysusan/4026352391/
    Those are both considered “wonky log cabins”..you sew a strip and theb slicw a little off.
    You can really use scraps of fabric too!

    1. Those are neat – I like the idea of doing something small like a journal or kindle cover. A whole quilt might entail more energy than I can muster 🙂

  3. …and, here’s a Kindle pouch I just saw on a blog.
    http://3creativestudios.com/blog/2011/04/10/3cs-reader-shares-her-project/

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