Monday, January 25, 2010

Books a Plenty


I'm a lover of books.  In fact, I have a bit of a weakness for them.  My personal library currently holds 156 quilt related books.  Quilting the Garden and When the Cold Wind Blows are my latest additions.  And, speaking of cold winds, is this not the perfect time of year to lose one's self in a good book?

 






The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


POTC Signs of Fall
Sorry about the photo!  The white parts are really a rich cream.

POTC Autumn's Eve

Something else I have a weakness for are POTC blocks.  I am almost tempted to increase the size of my quilt.   But, once I start cutting out the 500 plus pieces (by hand) that I need to outline the blocks, I'm sure I will reconsider going larger.  Just three more blocks to go!


I purchased some DMC Satin Floss the other day and am guessing it is a fairly new product, as I have not seen it before.  Made from 100% rayon, it is very soft and has a brilliant sheen.  Maybe I can work some into Summer's Gone, my first Sweet Nostalgia block, which is almost half completed. 

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen



18 comments:

Connie said...

I really like your POCT blocks ,they are going to mke a pretty quilt. Happy Sewing!

Miriam said...

I love books too.

That floss looks gorgeous. I can't wait to see what projects you use it on.

Notjustnat said...

I have When the Cold Wind Brows as well and loving it. I must count how many quilt books I've got? Thanks for sharing - Hugs Nat

Connie W said...

I share your passion for quilt related books and I also enjoy knitting novels. My collection isn't as large but I have several yet to be read.

Funoldhag said...

Quilting books are irrestible! And don't you find there are certain ones you go to time after time? The books by Blackbird Designs are just wonderful. I just love it when I find a really cool new book at Joann's and I have a 50% off coupon. Every once in a while you can find one of the brand new ones! Looking at your pictures, I see many of the same ones I have. :-) Carol

Jackie said...

Too funny! I love books too and have way too many quilting books. I definitely don't want to give them up. Between the two of us, we could open a bookstore.

Crispy said...

Books are good but I only have a few. Mine are either applique or books with little blocks in them. The POTC is beautiful

Crispy

Carrie P. said...

I have those two books too plus all the Rodale books which I have used a lot.

Pieced Pastimes said...

I love my quilting books too! I have to really control myself when going into the quilt shop. BTW, your blocks are lovely!

Janet said...

Seeing your bookshelf, I feel a kinship. I recently got to setup a sewing center in our guest bedroom with bookshelves that were moved in from elsewhere. Now I have enough space to devote to just quilting.

Vivian said...

I also suffer from the inability to say "no" to yet another quilting book. But aren't they fun?
Lovely blocks!

Wendy said...

I have a few too many books. I love to go back and look through them to get ideas.

Satu said...

The books are one of my passions too! When the cold wind blows is beautiful and full of inspiration. It's my first book by Blackbird designs, but not the last... Lovely blocks!!!

Robin said...

I love books, too! Unfortunately, my crafty bookcase is completely full, and I've just about run out of room to stack them on the floor. :P Love your POTC blocks... the colors are just wonderful.

Cathi said...

I love books too. There is something so satisfying about leafing through a few and getting new ideas.
Your POTC blocks look fabulous!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Hi there fellow quilter! Thank you so much for your kind comments on my work! I am so encouraged by it as I am still very very shy about sharing my work and lack confidence in my ability! Your work is amazing!!! I love your collection of books also. I can only dream of such a collection at the moment.
So great to meet you and I have added myself as a follower to your blog now.
Love Collette xxxx

Connie said...

Thanks for your comment I do enjoy getting them. I too have lots of quilting books, my dream is to make a quilt from everyone of them, but it is a dream, but any way you have a great week and HAPPY SEWING!

ivoryspring said...

Your POTC blocks are beuaitful.