Adrienne at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts has had this brilliant idea: she's challenging us to select at least 4 projects from our personal Modern Quilting Library (that's posh for the untidy and ever growing stack of books and magazines I've got on my shelf!), one per book/magazine, and to make them during the year. There's going to be a monthly progress link up and a final finish/prizes link up in December.
Here is my choice of projects:
1) Zakka Block Quilt by Leslie Good in Zakka Style (Compiled by Rashida Coleman-Hale)
and this is the beautiful fabric I'm planning on using: Essex Yarn Dyed in Black and Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander. I ordered this fabric last year (from the very helpful and efficient Pam at Mad About Patchwork) so I'm in keeping with my Fabriholics Anonymous commitment!
2) Window Box quilt from Color Shuffle by Karla Alexander. It's a long time I've been wanting to make this quilt and now is the chance. I don't have the fabric for it but the fast finishes in June so maybe I'll still manage to make it by the end of the year!
3) This is a smaller sized project: Appliquéd Floor Mat by Suzuko Koseki from Natural Patchwork. I can use scraps for this project and I'm planning on using shades of orange.
4) I would love to make this quilt as a present for a baby who is nearly one year old, but there's a problem: I've looked for my copy of the magazine everywhere and I can't find it. It's Chloe Owen's mini rainbow quilt from issue 9 of Mollie Makes and I have absolutely no idea where it is. So if there is somebody kind enough to send me a copy of the page with the instructions I would be so grateful. I've had a subscription to Mollie Makes for a long time now and this quilt has really stuck in my mind. I'm going to make it anyway even if I have to invent the measurements. Does this count?
These are the stunning, beautiful, wonderful, incredible, graphic fabrics I'm going to use (Father Christmas so kindly brought these!): Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander. You've guessed right, I'm a fan!
5) I have another project that I would really like to make. I know it's not a quilt but it's from one of my much loved Tilda books so I'm hoping Adrienne doesn't mind if I slip this fabric teapot in, maybe nobody will notice it's not a quilt, ehm ehm... It's so cute and I have horded some Tilda fabric for too long anyway, so why not?!
Here's my Tilda fabric:
6) I am intrigued lately by equilateral triangles and this quilt by Jeni Baker really caught my eye: Trios Lap Quilt. The pattern is on issue 1 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine. I'm still thinking about my fabric choices for this one.
At the moment I'm working on my Barn Door Quilt and on the January One Block Project. Then it's back to the books!
There are just six days left to sign up for The Library Project Quilt Along, so don't miss out! This is going to be fun. It's really interesting to see what a lot of different books we've got too and have a good peek inside the ones we haven't got (yet!).
Linking to Sunday Stash, hosted over at Molli Sparkles, seeing as there's some old and new stash in this post!