Instagram can be dangerous. Don’t get me wrong, I love Instagram. I often love it more than Facebook. I feel like there are fewer ads and less controversy. So I do find myself on Instagram at bedtime for a few minutes. I know people recommend no phone at bedtime but it’s not a problem for me. I have no trouble sleeping at this point in my life.
Over the last month or so, Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings has been sharing her Itty Bitty Celebration pieces. She would post one and I’d be so tempted…but I didn’t go and buy it. She’d show one the next day. Oh, tempted again. I continued and continued to be tempted. Then finally one day I went on Amazon to see all of the designs from the book…Well, that did me in. I ended up ordering the book. Here it is, Itty Bitty Celebrations by Lisa Bongeoan.
Happily, the pictures show all of the cute, cute, designs. I’m sharing pictures of them all! Check them out… Continue reading →
The book came on my radar after I learned that Mary and Connie of Country Threads fame had a quilt in the book…This is their quilt. They spiced things up with some bright colors which isn’t their typical mode…but the quilt is scrappy and fun and I’d love to make it!!
Well, then I started looking at some of the other quilts in the book. Be still my heart. Red nine patches. If you’re new here, red is my favorite color. Nine patches rank right up there with my favorite blocks. This quilt is the cat’s meow in my world. It checks my boxes!!
Many of the quilts in the book are simple construction. I can pull out my 2 1/2″ scrap bucket and clean out some scraps. LOVE!! This quilt was from
The book shows how to make several different projects and then lets you mix and match motifs to projects.
Here is a little more info from C&T about it.
“Get started with embroidery! Sew 15 fun projects that are approachable, practical, and awesome
Go retro, mystical, or botanical with 50 themed embroidery ideas to iron on or download and print
Mix and match motifs to choose your own adventure—even embroider your own apparel“
There were lots of cute things.
As I said, my 12-year-old self really wanted this book.
But, alas. I turned 55 and jean jackets with cool embroidery aren’t the thing and now I’m into cross-stitching. It was a cute book though…and if you have a 12-year-old in your life. Buy a jean jacket and a book like this along with embroidery supplies might be just the thing. Who knows…maybe 43 years later she’ll be writing a blog post and feeling nostalgic about her 12-year-old self and her mad embroidery skills.
C&T Publishing sent me a quilt ebook to review, Quilter’s 10″ Square Precut Companion by Jenny Doan and Missouri Star Quilt Company.
The book is nice but I would classify it as better for someone who has quilted before.
Here’s the table of contents.
It looks like you will get a lot from the book…and you do but…I want to make a word of caution. If you are a beginning quilter and need/want detailed instructions, this might not be for you. If you have sewn a few quilts, I think you’ll do just fine.
Each quilt is only two pages long. I took pictures of the computer screen so you could see…. The first page show the block and tells how to cut one block.