Monday, September 5, 2011

My first string flimsie !

This one will be for my sweet SIL, for an October birthday. It was very fun to make and am quilting it now. (needed a breaking from stippling for a short minute!) Had a great Labor Day weekend. Hit the Romeo Peach Festival Craft show on Saturday--but stopped at the used book sale first and JACKPOT!!
Three books for $7.00!! The 'America's Beautiful Quilts" is more of a history book and a very enjoyable read. 'The Joy of Quilting' has lots of great instruction and patterns. Almost every 'That Patchwork Place' book is a keeper, I think!! The Home Dec. book has pillows and projects for the winter months, and will be a good one for the DD to borrow :-)
Back to work for a short week--Happy sewing, all!!

5 comments:

Judy in Michigan said...

The string quilt is awesome. It is so bright and cheery. I think you have a lot of SILs!!!! And what a bargain with the books - you are a super shopper. Thanks for the phone call.

Notjustnat said...

These books are bargain. I have the Joy of quilting book and love it to bit. The string quilt is gorgeous, lucky SIL - Hugs Nat

Allie said...

That is gorgeous - I really want to make a string quilt one of these days! Congrats on the great books you got!

Barb in Mi said...

Wow, what a beautiful string quilt! And great books! One of these days we have to swap books amongst ourselves...

LuAnn said...

I love your string quilt. I think that white border around the outside and then the darker one just set it off. Great find on the books, too!