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. 


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

  2. Looks great, Megan, especially the quilting!

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

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

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

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