Sunday, September 16, 2012

Craft Book Month with Craft Buds -- Blog Hop.

Hello -- I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Today's my stop on the Craft Book Month blog hop with Craft Buds and I can't wait to share what I've been working on with all of you!



How many of you collect craft + sewing + quilting books? I sure to do love them! From sewing to quilting & cross stitch to knitting, I've collected + read through lots of crafting books. My favorite books have fresh + inspiring pictures, clear instructions, and lots & lots of information. The book I'm sharing with you all today has all of that plus much more! 


<3 this book.

First off, if you love modern quilting half as much as I do you must get your hands on a copy of Elizabeth Hartman's book called Modern Patchwork. This quilting book is seriously a great addition to any quilting library! I was lucky enough to get my hands on a signed copy this past spring at Quilt Market and have enjoyed looking through the patterns + pictures over and over again. The book covers everything from basic quilt construction & finishing to more advanced patchwork designs and everything in between. 



best <3


One of my favorite patterns in the entire book is called Escape Artist. It has a fabulously fresh and modern feel -- just the way I like! The original design makes a 68" x 68" finished quilt which is the perfect lap size. But what's even better is that one finished quilt block makes for a great mini quilt. 


@elizabethagh + @robertkaufman tonight <3

I chose to use a similar fabric combination (solids + one print) as the example quilt in the book because, let's be honest, it totally rocks with this quilt design! And like I said, I love the clear instructions + pictures in this modern quilting book. They truly make each and every design/quilt "do-able" for all sorts of sewing + experience levels. 

gosh, I <3 sewing + quilting.

finished block.

And here's the finished quilt block measuring 21" x 21". Should make for a pretty cool mini quilt, right?! I've already started quilting it with wavy organic quilting, so be sure to check back in later this week to see the finished project!

a little quilting this morning.

Also be sure to check out all the fabulous blog hops stops on the Craft Bud's Craft Book Month! Here's the complete schedule:

Week One
Sunday 9/2: Hopeful Threads / The Jolly Jabber
Monday 9/3: Stitchery Dickory DockMe Sew Crazy
Tuesday 9/4: Olive & OllieSew Sweetness
Wednesday 9/5: Fabric SeedsThe Busy Bean
Thursday 9/6: CraftFoxesStitched In Color
Friday 9/7: Katie's KornerA Prairie Sunrise

Week Two

Sunday 9/9: Sweet Diesel Designsmissknitta's studio
Monday 9/10: Sew TaraClover and Violet
Tuesday 9/11: Sew Fantasticamylouwho
Wednesday 9/12: Projektownia JednoiglecTwo More Seconds
Thursday 9/13: Ellison Lane QuiltsDon't Call Me Betsy
Friday 9/14: Live a Colorful LifeLRstitched

Week Three

Sunday 9/16: Fairy Face DesignsCanoe Ridge Creations <-- you're here!
Monday 9/17: Inspire Me GreyFreshly Pieced
Tuesday 9/18: Lindsay SewsThe Cute Life
Wednesday 9/19: The Littlest ThistleSew Crafty Jess
Thursday 9/20: Urban Stitchesimagine gnats
Friday 9/21: Sew Bittersweet DesignsThe Plaid Scottie

Week Four
Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from Sept 23-30 from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, October, 1!


To participate in the month-long contest, just link up any project you've made from a pattern in a craft book. That easy! One entry per person, and all craft book projects must have been completed in 2012. Just create a new blog post or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2012 or later) and link back to Craft Buds in your post or photo description.


No time to create a project? This month, just follow Craft Buds and comment to win some new craft books and lots of giveaways!

Happy Sunday!
xo, megan. 

10 comments:

  1. A very modern feel to this. Love your colors!

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  2. I already said this on instagram, but I love this block!

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  3. Looks great, Megan, especially the quilting!

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  4. I'm more into "traditional" patterns myself, but this book and your cute project might just get me out of the old mold!

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  5. Oh, so cute! I love the wavy lines quilting and the colors you chose. Thanks for hopping with us!

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  6. Wow that's one large quilt block! A very cool idea =D

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  7. Wow that really is a gorgeous design, I love the touch of FMF you've used - stunning.

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  8. That block is stunning. Love it!

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