The other day I received Kim Diehl’s newest quilting book, ‘Simple Appeal’ as a thank you gift!! Ahh… the way to a quilter’s heart is through a good Quilting Book and man, is this ever a GOOD one!! I love it…it is LOADED with eye candy!!
Let me show you MY three favourite projects…yes, just three…there are MORE but you will have to find your own book to see them! Believe me this book is SEW worth it!!
Don’t you love a quilting book that has a beautifully illustrated pictures of the quilt in a warm home setting….
…followed by a full on picture of the WHOLE quilt for reference. Yes, I LOVE that…and I love this quilt! Kim has a way of bumping up a quilt to the next level…and she does it by adding spectacular borders!
Ohhh man, this one is SEW on my TO DO LIST! Kim used a beige cotton print for the background with wool applique! Love the leaves, stars and berries on the vine!! Yup, she knocked this one right out of the ball park and into my backyard!
This one (below) really caught my eye too…look…there is a star patchwork in the middle and flying geese on the sides…and the rest is wool! Brilliant! But think about it…We all have random ‘left over’ patchwork blocks from other finished quilts…Why not put them to good use? Do you see where I’m going with this? Take one of those blocks and sew on a wide border and then get the wool out!! Applique around the block and frame! Now wouldn’t this make a wonderful gift…and you would use up those random orphan blocks! Kim even shows us how to frame these projects. And this is the perfect time of year to get out Garage Saling for those PERFECT FRAMES! I can hear it now… “SCORE!!”
Speaking of random blocks…I have several!! While GSing last year I SCORED these from the Deceased Quilter’s GS…I bought this bundle and Sandy (my partner in crime) bought her own sweet bundle! We decided on the drive home that we would each make a quilt in her honour…and call it ‘Diana’s Quilt’.
Now it’s my turn to put them together and form THAT QUILT! It’s the least I can do…after all, I now have a dresser full of Civil War fabric thanks to Diana…and her six or seven Garage Sales!! SCORE!!
Have a Sunny Sunday and happy stitching!~P