Thursday, April 20, 2006
Have a Nice Day?
Yeah, right! $3.159/gallon!
I took "Scraps" by Judy Martin to work with me today. I'm excited about several of the quilts in the book. She has two or three that have shadow blocks and those are really intriguing. I am reminded, though, that I have to be careful when I use her books - read and reread thoroughly all her patterns before I cut. Once I've read the patterns through a couple of times, I usually can follow right along on them. This is just me - I'll explain it on June 11th - but I've learned the hard way on her stuff.
That being said, I would recommend this book. There's a nice chapter in the beginning of the book titled "How to Work with Scraps." I found it interesting because I'm one of those quilters who have trouble doing scrappy. I think I'm going to try to make a couple of quilts out of this book so I can hopefully get over that phobia. There's a nice range of quilts, from easy to hard, colors in brights to folk artsy colors. To borrow a phrase from my online group, I'd give this book the Ruby Red Jello Award.
About the gas -- I'm sure happy I decided to keep the QuiltMobile another year. Even though I have to use premium in it, at least it goes a long way between refills!
My gratitude today is my little 5.5 year old QuiltMobile!!