Saturday, 18 December 2010

A patchwork must-have

On a recent trip to the fabric store, they got me with an unplanned purchase right at the till.* There, on the shelf, sitting next to the hideous batik charm packs (it's a fabric term...look it up) was Elizabeth Hartman's new book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork. I've been following Elizabeth's blog for months now and always drool over her projects online, and now I can do it in print too!

As much as I love quilting, I still have so much to learn. This book is fantastic no matter what your skill level. The projects are categorized based on level of difficulty, but the instructions are so straightforward, I think I could even manage the most difficult ones right off the bat. Here are a few of the quilts I'm going to take a stab soon as Christmas is over. Good grief, I have a lot of sewing to get done before the holiday officially kicks off!

*Actually, I make unplanned purchases at the fabric store quite often. When I went to pick up tea towel fabric for the advent bags, I walked out with 12 m of quilting cotton. 12 m people! I am weak. But behold the additions to my stash!


  1. never thought of myself as a quilting person but am feeling all inspired from all your lovely ones!

  2. Where do you go to get fabric? You've made some mighty fine picks above.

  3. @Chantel I.
    For the most part, I shop at Fabricana in Coquitlam (United Blvd). But there are some great gems at Spool of Thread as well (Kingsway and Fraser).

  4. I was going to ask the same thing. I have always wanted to check out the Fabricana but never have, perhaps this will be the added incentive I needed.


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