Let’s face it. I am a Book and Magazine addict. I am incapable of pulling myself away from the racks when I have an unused 50%-off coupon. Why do I capitalize "Books and Magazines"? Why, because they are my friends, of course!
I have no need of more books. I have no need of more magazines.
Well, maybe I do. I pour over them when I get them. I go back and reread every ad for a quilt tool that I might “need” and I picture the designs in other colorways. I invest in scads of post-it flags to mark the quilts I want to make first. I pull the Books and Magazines out occasionally after I have made something from them and I make something else from them and sometimes I find something new that I can tackle now that my skills are better. Sometimes I pass them on to people that will love them like I do or when they cannot find an out-of-print issue for a special pattern. In other words, I derive a huge amount of pleasure from my Books and Magazines!
Now having justified my addiction, this is the Book that I recently bought:
The “…Times Two…” in the title means that each quilt pattern has two sizes presented – a large and a small version. The small are often perfect for the children’s quilts that I make and donate. The stars that I have been working on are from this book, but I have adapted the pattern so that I am making big blocks (16 inches) from the “big” pattern but making a smaller sized quilt. This is the work in process so far:
All except the background is from one layer cake. I’m still playing with the placement of lights and darks. I’ll settle on something soon!
And I did get the above two quilts quilted and off the frame … one is the Cats in the Tulips and the other is the Totally Scrappy from previous posts. Now to get them bound and into a box – then I’ll feel like I'm really making progress!