Both of my jobs have been super busy this week which hasn’t left a lot of time or energy for crafty pursuits. Coupled with the cold weather we have been having, my evenings have been spent in front of the heater reading The Aloha Quilt, the latest addition to the Elm Creek Quilt Series by Jennifer Chiaverini. This book follows the adventures of Bonnie, one of the original Elm Creek Quilters as she travels to Hawaii, and includes some interesting history of Hawaiian quilts.
The Quilters Apprentice was the first fiction quilting book I read, and I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Chiaverini at the Houston Quilt Market in 2000. Since then I have discovered a whole genre of quilting fiction. Some of my favourites are The Diary of Mattie Spenser; the Benni Harper Mystery Series; and the Persian Pickle Club. I haven’t been reading as much in recent years since I have started sewing more obsessively:) I would love some recommendations of other quilty fiction that I should look out for!
Anyway, before I head off to read my latest pile of library books, I just wanted to show you the lovely bibs that Liz from Lzilulu has made based on my Boutique Baby Bibs tutorial. Love the rural setting that she has photographed them in.
You can find my tutorial for Boutique Baby Bibs here.
Hope to have more sewing/crafty things to share next week. School holidays start here tomorrow and I have two weeks off – can’t wait!