So did you know it was National Book Lover's Day? One of my favorite pastimes is reading. Growing up I remember reading and reading lots. At one point in my life I was always reading a book...or two...or three at a time. I also was against seeing a movie based on a book before reading it for myself. Sadly, I can't say that of myself at this point in time.
No surprise that it is Simplify by Camille Rosekelly. Yes, a quilting book isn't what most people think as a book to 'read'. However, when I got this I had a newborn and a two-year old. So needless to say my sit-down-and-enjoy-a-good-book-time was limited. I loved looking at the pretty quilts that were so beautiful and that stayed done! (Other moms out there know what I mean.) It took me awhile before I made a quilt from the book, because of my sweet newborn and two-year old, but it went everywhere with me and I had great plans for a few of the quilts.
After a few months, I began to sneak more quilting into my daily life and of course I went right to this book for my projects. To date, I've made three of the featured quilts, Little Man (made twice), Happy-Go-Lucky, and Coming Home, and I have plans to make Sugar Rush one day.
|little man version 1|
|little man version 2|
So it may be no surprise to you what my new favorite book is.
Yep. Simply Retro. Again, no projects from it yet but I've got big plans. My current fav from the book is the cute house quilt, dwell.
I am thinking appliqueing the state abbreviations for the eight states we've lived in on some of the houses. Just for fun.
What is your current favorite book? Do you have a favorite sewing or quilting book that you just love?
In honor of National Book Lover's day, head over to the Moda Cutting Table and read about other favorite quilting books. Plus, you have a chance to win six NEW quilting books.
Happy Book Lover's Day!