Saturday, June 23, 2007
The two books I ordered have arrived
After seeing this book on Jenni's blog I knew I "needed" it!! The link will take you to Jenni's post about the book and she has a few more pictures of the book. It is a great book, full of patterns with fairly easy to follow rotary cutting instructions for each block. The are 125 different pieced blocks, applique blocks and sashiko. Some of the blocks are very simple to assemble and others are much more complicated. Great book, I am very happy I bought it -- Thanks Jenni!!
Of course the Amazon.ca site had a special that if I spent $40.00 I would get free shipping. The book was only $18.00 - so I thought I should order another book - of course :))
This is the second book I ordered. It is also a great book. It is a "That Patchwork Place" book by Kitty Pippen.
And to my amazement the pattern for this quilt is in the book. I had seen the quilt at a quilt show somewhere and just loved it. I thought I would love to make it one day - great for little colourful bits of Japanese fabrics. And I open the book and here it is - plus the pattern. How exciting is that.
"Japanese Garden Path"
This is also another of the patterns in the book. It is called "Linked Shapes"
I love this pattern as well. The templates for the shapes are included in the book. Also the patterns for various sashiko designs are included. So - I am very pleased with my purchase. I have recently added to my Japanese fabric collection so I think it is time to get busy on a small quilt to use it up!!