Tuesday, March 13, 2012

While at JoAnn’s…

I made the mistake of flipping through this book…TWICE!  The second time I had a 50% off coupon in my purse…yup, one more flip through and this book was coming home with me for the low price of $12.50…about the same price as one ‘of those expensive quilting magazines’!  SCORE!

This book is full of applique ideas…without being too cutsey (if you know what I mean..)…and the author, Clare Kingslake  gives lots of tips on doing applique…plus a lot of the projects are done in wool.


Here’s the back of the book…so nice to see some ‘Spring Pennies’


I LOVE this quilt…(sorry about the quality of the pic)…and yes the applique on this quilt is done in wool!  BUT you could also use fabric..


Just one block from this pattern would make a lovely small quilt or penny or wall hanging.  There are several pattern in this book that I love…this is just one small snippet of what is inside this book!!

SEW be warned…if you should see this book sitting on a book shelf make sure you have a 50% coupon in your purse before you flip through it, as it just might follow YOU home!

I heard that there was a terrible storm back home on Vancouver Island yesterday…high winds and lots of rain and sleet! OUCH!  (It was all the talk while in the POOL yesterday!  That’s what Snowbirders do best…float around the pool, talking about the nasty weather back home…:) I hope everyone’s power is back on and you are enjoying a wonderful sunny day today…it is after all SPRING BREAK!  I’m also hoping this is the last of the nasty weather…because we are heading home in ELEVEN days!! Can’t wait to see those daffodils! 

Have a Terrific Tuesday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. Jo anns is getting a lot of nice books now and it is nice that you can use coupons or just wait for their sale, good savings.


  2. Hmmm, hadn't seen this the last time I scoured my local Joann's book shelf, guess that means I need to make another trip there(and on your good advice will have coupon when traveling)!

  3. I was bitten by the book bug on this one too...and I LOVE IT! One of the nicest I have seen in a long time!

  4. Oh I'll try to not look, but what you've shown us, it looks too good to pass up. But I'll heed the warning and make sure I have a coupon, thanks for the tip!

  5. I'll have to look for that book. Yesterday we had high winds, rain and woke up to snow, and it's snowing those large flakes right now. The mountain passes are suppose to get very heavy amounts of snow here in OR so hopefully the weather will be nice by the time you head home.

  6. That bird in the light wool colors on white background is a gorgeous quilt Paulette! I think you need to make that one.

  7. Oh, you! finally got the Schoolhouse Charm Book and now u show another book, geez!

  8. That must have been the wind that blew through here yesterday morning! Score on the book it looks like lots of fun!

  9. Looks like a great book. Man, what a life....floating around in the pool!

  10. I hope you don't mind, I saved your pic of that book so I can look for it - it's screaming my name, lol! I love everything you showed from it. I hope all the nasty weather moves out before you start heading home, girl!

  11. Thanks for the great book review.

    This morning just before 10 it was a mix of rain and sleet for about 20 minutes, then lots of wind and sunny skies for the afternoon.

    Chilly all day here in New Westminster, enjoy the sun and pool while you can!

  12. What a gorgeous book, thank you for the review. No Joann's here in the UK so thank goodness for Amazon!