Monday, June 20, 2011

Sewing Christmas

I can't believe this is our sixth installment of "Sewing Christmas".  Where has the year gone?  I want to share with you some ideas for books that you could purchase for your favorite crafter/sewer.  My newest purchase is "Some Kind of Wonderful" by Anni Downs.  I just love her charming patterns and use of embroidery and applique.  

I can't say enough about this book, "Fresh Fabric Treats" by the Moda Bake Shop Designers.  Besides the fabulous photography, it really has a nice variety of projects and allows you to try your hand at different aspects of sewing and quilting that you may have not tried before.  This is a good book to start at the beginning and make every single project inside.  You would not be disappointed in any of them.

The last book to share is "Simplify" by Camille Roskelley.  I have already made two quilts out of this book and know that I will come back to it again when I'm looking for a quick gift or a more modern look for a quilt.  I highly recommend this one.

I would love to know your current favorite quilt books and as always, if you would like to share an idea for Christmas please use the link below.  Blessings!



  1. What a great selection of books. I recently won the Moda book, through a give a way and I love it!! I am still longing for the Simplify book. :o) It is on my wish list. :o)
    I recently purchased the Swoon quilt pattern as well as the One Yard Apron from Lori Holt. Which I love both!!
    I may call you about some sewing definitions. ;o) I have never sewn an apron before. :o)
    Loved our talk!! I have pondered every word. :o)
    love ya, Trish

  2. I love the books your picked. i am going to have to try and find them.

  3. I have been waiting to get this book. Love that you recommend it. Enjoy your week. Smiles...Renee

  4. They look like a lovely collection of books. Have fun :) Happy crafting, Jenny

  5. I have Simplify and love just looking through it for inspiration. I am going to look for Some Kind of Wonderful. It looks like one I would love. Thanks for your reviews.
    Wish I had something for Sewing for Christmas. I found something in Quilts and More I wanted to do, but never quite got there. Thanks for hosting though. At least I'm thinking about it.


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