Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Library Additions

I love books! Here are some of the latest titles added to my library of quilting books.


The bottom book which has the light reflecting on it is special because I had a small part in making the quilt. Rosemary Youngs is a very talented quilter and author who kindly asked several quilters to help with the blocks. We were each given the patterns for nine blocks and fabrics to use in them.


At the November Dear Jane gathering in Shipshewana in 2011, a group picture was taken of all the gals who made blocks.


This book was extra special for Rosemary because her father fought in World War II. She had a great time collecting letters and stories. Thank you for letting me 'help'.

I was able to sew the first part of Lori's (Humble Quilts) quilt along. There was a slight snag, but I worked it out. The photo colors are another story. The first is too bright and the second too dark.



And finally, here's the piles of Easy Street blocks all sewn! Now they head to the ironing board for pressing and then comes the assembling.


7 comments:

Sue said...

Oh what a great collection of books. I have most of them but do not have the one from Bonnie Hunter. Is this a new one?

And how wonderful that you are in the Quilt on the Homefront. I have this book! How sweet that you had a part in the making of the quilt. That is really a treasure!

Michelle said...

Ohhh...I've come close to buying "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker." You'll have to let me know how it is. Good job on the Easy Street blocks!

Connie said...

My copy of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker arrived last week but it will remain on the shelf for a while. I still have the previous book of J.C. to read.

Kindred Quilts said...

Mrs.Lincoln's Dressmaker is in my Kindle, but I haven't started reading it yet. I received Quilts from the American Homefront from Amazon.com this past Saturday, and I thought I recognized you in the picture! So neat that you played a role in its success!

Karen said...

I ordered the Civil War book just this evening. Looking forward to it arriving.

LuAnn said...

Nice additions to your library. I have a couple of those myself. Your Easy Street is looking great. I am ready to sew the blocks together...hopefully soon.

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations! You are famous! I knew you when....
LOL