Wednesday, April 25, 2007

New Book, New Blogger

Attention Prim Lovers!!! I got this book from Amazon the other day and it is truly amazing. It is one of those rare books that is everything I had hoped it would be--full of gorgeous primitive, folk art quilts, great patterns, and what look to be good directions. I so want to post a couple of photos of inside pages but don't know if that is allowed by the copyright police. Anyone enlighten me? There is one stunning Halloween log cabin beauty with a hooked pillow topper that is now at the top--or near--the evergrowing "list". Just yummy. Oh, and an antique looking yellow work chicken piece that has fantastic black print hexagons. Oh, and a wild horse in wool beauty! Every quilt in this book is a winner. Well, I will stop going on about this book because--let's face it, without pictures it's just no fun!!! If I weren't so busy making baby quilts right now, I'd start right in
today on one of the luscious quilts in this book!!! No affiliation, just a tickled purchaser.

Now back to reality. Betty showed her first quilt on her blog. So I decided to post one of my early ones. I think I posted this several months back also. This sampler was not my VERY first quilt but an early one. It is good ol' poly-cotton blend fabric. Hand- pieced and hand-quilted and gosh, it only took me a couple of years to finish it LOL! It was done as a BOM at a lady's home. Lots of fun but definitely not my taste now! It resided on my bed for many years and lived through lots of launderings. Ya know, poly just doesn't wear out!!! And now a word about Betty! She recently started her own blog and I was so delighted. I have never met Betty in person, but have been on a couple of Yahoo groups with her. And I can tell you, her work is extraordinary. Everytime she posted a photo on one of the groups, I just gushed (to myself, of course)! She does the most beautiful stuff and is a true inspiration. Go check her out---you'll be glad you did.


The Calico Cat said...

I have that book, too. I may be completely wrong, but I think if you are completly clear with "This quilt is form this book by this author - & you can get a copy here (Amazon hyperlink) - without saying there are "X" number of blocks that measure "X by X" you are probably safe. In one aspect, you are advertising the book...

I like the hexagon quilt too - but I can't see myself making it... The basket quilt though - hopefully.

Libby said...

Love the looks of the book - just never can get enough of the 'prim' stuff *s* At Connecting Threads website you can view photos from inside the book. I'm placing my order today.
Thanks for sharing your first quilt - it's really fun to see where everyone got their start.

Patti said...

Thanks for the tip about the book - I've been eyeballing it myself online for soem time. Between your glowing praise and the inside pictures on Connecting Threads I think I'd like it. So I've put it in my "wish list" - where my family is shopping for my birthday presents. Thanks Vera!

Finn said...

Hi Vera, thanks for the heads up on a great book, it sounds wonderful. So happy to hear you are making burp cloths, they really do make a nice gift. It's not like anyone has a baby that doesn't need them..LOL
I too, have the scottie fabric, but mine is on a green background. It's from several years ago I think, I found mine in a MIll Ends store, not reduced alot, but some.
Love the little doll quilt from the fabric, good choice. Hugs, Finn

YankeeQuilter said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the book...I've added it to my wish list! I am on the lookout for a beginner rug hooking project - I bought two bags of wool from the mill and would like to use them for a small rug.

Tazzie said...

The book looks just wonderful. It is always amazing to look back on our first quilts and see how we've progressed.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I've seen the book but not seen inside, it's very tempting... I love the idea (yours and Betty's) of posting a photo of 'first' quilts, thanks for sharing yours. Now, where's mine?

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Well, if you can judge a book by it's cover, it looks wonderful!

Love your first quilt. So different from the Laurel Burch stuff in your previous post! :-)