This past week I've been enjoying an oldie but a goodie, printed in 1949 and full of inspiration. No coloured photos in this book, it has been left to your imagination, which usually is not a problem for quilters.
Of all the quilts in the book, Lobster Quilt is the one that caught my eye. The photo changed instantly, in my head, from black and white to bright, beautiful lobster red. Can you see the lobster resemblance; wouldn't that make a nice summer table topper?
The back of the book is loaded with wonderful quilt blocks. I can picture Cross Roads done Amish style, with a black background and colourful solids or how about in 1930's fabric? Wheel of Chance is such a fun one, I can see it fussy cut or done in Kaffe Fassett. The St. Louis Star block is another excellent one for fussy cutting.
Besides reading, I am almost finished my Civil War Bride applique block and should have it completed in the next couple of days. Clamshells are becoming part of my daily routine, even if time allows for just one to be stitched down. Until my bucket is empty, cleaning up my Quilters' Compost has also become part of my daily routine. Veranda Views blocks are back on the design wall and have now been pieced together. Just the border needs to go on. So, it looks like a few finishes are in sight.
Until next time.....happy quilting!