Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Doll Quilt in the Making



Before Christmas I took advantage of the online sales and free shipping and placed an order for a couple of quilting books for my sister, for Christmas, and then I decided to purchase a book for myself, Amish Abstractions.  And, am I glad I did.  It is a wonderful book. 

After Christmas, I attended a book warehouse sale and purchase four, brand new, not used, quilting books for $16.  Patchwork Skills & Techniques by Dorothy Wood, an excellent little book and it only cost me a $1.50.  Whip Up Mini Quilts by Kathreen Ricketson, for $2.50 and I love almost every pattern in the book.  And, the last two books cost $6.00 each, Quilt Romance by Kaffe Fassett (now that's a deal!) and 5,500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone.


The idea of mixing diamonds and squares together came from the book Patchwork Skills & Techniques.  I thought it would be a fun pattern for my first doll quilt and the 1930's fabric only added to the fun.  Hand piecing has just begun, so what you see has yet to be pressed.  Because I like to name my quilts, I think Confetti would be an appropriate name.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

16 comments:

Meredith said...

Great deals on the books. I love confetti. What size are the 30s and 40 repros?

Annette said...

What a clever combination. This is going to be a fun quilt!

Wendy said...

I really like the squares/diamonds combination and confetti is the perfect name. Very nice!!

Jeanette said...

Looks like you are going to be busy Karen. :) Great bargains on the books. Hugs,

Joan said...

I see you are going to be sew busy Keren...look forard to seeing which one you make.

Kate said...

They were great deals on the books karen...I love it when I get a bargain,,and i cannot resist books...Lovely Dolls quilt...My !!! a busy start to a new year...Kate xx

Crispy said...

Oooo love the diamonds and squares pattern, it looks really cheerful :0)

Crispy

Sue said...

That's a good name to a great quilt! I am concentrating on making the smaller quilts this year myself. Seems I may get more done that way!

Sharon said...

Small quilts are so much fun and gratifying...enjoy!

Saskia said...

O, you did good on the books you bought! Like the confetti quilt!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Great combination of prints and colors! So "perky" Karen. Thanks for sharing your new project of 2011!

Carolyn

Funoldhag said...

What a pretty little quilt, Karen. I haven't seen that pattern before--it's certainly a great one for the little prints. You can't help but love Aunt Gracie's type fabric. Good books, too. I sent for three last night at Connecting Threads - always good prices there. I surely don't need anymore, but I so love my books. Have a great weekend. Carol

Sue-Anne said...

I am dying to see this one finished. It looks fantastic already.

Tineke said...

Looks like a fun confetti quilt Karen.

BTW I love the new header of your blog.

Cathi said...

What fantastic deals on those books!!
Love the look of the doll quilt in progress and can't wait to see more of it!

Annemieke said...

Thanks for the 'visit'. The bargains look very good to me. I only know the thick book with the 5500 quilt block designs. There are really a lot of them in the book. The Amish book looks fun to me too. I like your quilt. I never saw this combination I think.
Groetjes
Annemieke