Sunday, September 23, 2012

Craft Book Month

Craft Book Month at Craft Buds

It's been Craft Book Month over at Craft Buds, and I have a little something to share.  I've shared this project before, a few weeks ago, but didn't really talk much about the book that the inspiration came from.  I loved the book "Quilting Modern" by Katie Pedersen and Jacquie Gering since I first saw it.  So many of the projects are ones that I would love to make, but this is the type of book that doesn't give you exact measurements to follow - more so, it gives you techniques and project ideas and yes, patterns, but there's a fair bit of improv involved!  I feel like I'm in the unfortunate category of those to whom improv does not come naturally; I wish it did!!  Craft Book Month gave me the little push to start taking baby steps, and I came up with this:

Which became this sketchbook cover:

I used the "stitch & flip" method described in "Quilting Modern", and since we're talking baby steps for me here, I'll shamelessly admit that I pretty much copied one of the example layouts on page 103 of the book.  :)  I LOVE how it turned out, and it wasn't even too painful!  ;)

My ultimate goal as far as this particular book goes is the Supernova quilt.  It's my absolute favourite project in the book and I can't wait to get a few current projects off my plate so I can give it a whirl.

P.S.  If you'd like to read a few more details about the above sketchbook project, see a few more photos and read why I made it, you can visit my original post here.


Svetlana said...

I love this sketchbook cover, Heather. It turned out so pretty, and modern, such a clean, lovely look.

Debbie said...

This IS lovely! Thanks for sharing it again!

vexa said...

Nice! It sounds like a good book as I'm not so keen on following patterns.

Gill said...

I love this cover!