Ok, I lied. Can’t seem to stay away for longer than a week. I’m so excited to be today’s stop on the Craft Book Month blog hop at Craft Buds!
This weekend I pulled out a new addition to my craft book library- but already one of my all time favorite modern patchwork books- Shape Workshop for Quilters, by the editors of Fat Quarterly. I had in mind a couple of minis to add to a blank wall in my nursery, and was hoping to find some fresh inspiration.
And indeed I did! Man, I love this book. The only bad thing about it is I could hardly decide which block to make. Finally settled on the simple, modern Card Trick block by Katy Jones (who also happened to be my Twitter Christmas Swap partner last year! Star struck much?!).
Navy, aqua, and yellow felt like a yummy combo, and I made two to fit the space I have in mind.
I’m still in the midst of binding them in white, for a crisp pop against my light grey walls.
Truly, this book is PACKED with killer block and quilt designs. I’m dying to make practically everything in it! See what I mean?
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you check out what’s going on at the other stops along the blog hop this month. Don’t forget to read below for all the details on how to enter your project for a chance at some awesome prizes!
Sunday 9/2: Hopeful Threads / The Jolly Jabber
Monday 9/3: Stitchery Dickory Dock / Me Sew Crazy
Tuesday 9/4: Olive & Ollie / Sew Sweetness
Wednesday 9/5: Fabric Seeds / The Busy Bean
Thursday 9/6: CraftFoxes / Stitched In Color
Friday 9/7: Katie’s Korner / A Prairie Sunrise
Sunday 9/9: Sweet Diesel Designs / missknitta’s studio
Monday 9/10: Sew Tara / Clover and Violet
Tuesday 9/11: Sew Fantastic / amylouwho
Wednesday 9/12: Projektownia Jednoiglec / Two More Seconds
Thursday 9/13: Ellison Lane Quilts / Don’t Call Me Betsy
Friday 9/14: Live a Colorful Life / LRstitched
Sunday 9/16: Fairy Face Designs / Canoe Ridge Creations
Monday 9/17: Inspire Me Grey / Freshly Pieced
Tuesday 9/18: Lindsay Sews / The Cute Life
Wednesday 9/19: The Littlest Thistle / Sew Crafty Jess
Thursday 9/20: Urban Stitches / imagine gnats
Friday 9/21: Sew Bittersweet Designs / The Plaid Scottie
Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from Sept 23-30 from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, October, 1!
To participate in the month-long contest, just link up any project you’ve made from a pattern in a craft book. That easy! One entry per person, and all craft book projects must have been completed in 2012. Just create a new blog post or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2012 or later) and link back to Craft Buds in your post or photo description.
No time to create a project? This month, just follow Craft Buds and comment to win some new craft books and lots of giveaways!
Happy Labor Day! Now go get crafting! :)