Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Quiet Sunday: Just What the Dr. Ordered

Hey All! I had everything all ready to go for the Cherry Fizz post, but we had one glitch in the giveaway department...

Barbara has yet to receive any Cherry Fizz production goods from Henry Glass. Boo hoo! :( Looks like we'll need to push her feature off till the fabric arrives. Stay tuned for the announcement when we reschedule.

It's been a really quiet Sunday in the RWQ household this week. My wife and kids have gone to visit my sister in law for the day and left me home alone. I'm on call for the FH and decided to spend some time in the studio to catch up on emails and projects.

I sent 3 quilts off to the long arm quilter last Monday and just got word they arrived. One is a P2 quilt and the others are UFO's that've been hanging around for a while. I've been rummaging through bins in the studio and pulling unfinished things I've tucked away to complete and send off. I need to get as many things finished as I can for my upcoming feature at the county quilt show in September. So excited that they asked me to be the featured quilter this year!

I've been really bummed that I'm not able to go to Spring Quilt Market in SLC. I'm just not able to take the time off of work. I recently picked up a few books as early Easter gifts to cheer myself up. I can't wait to lounge on the couch with one of the cats and read:

Book Stash Additions

Modern Log Cabin Quilting by Susan Beal is quickly becoming one of my all time favorite vintage inspiration books. It's full of great tips, photos and patterns. Susan takes one of the best traditional quilt blocks and puts a modern spin on it; an idea close to my own heart!

Amanda recently told me about The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking by Jane Brocket. I haven't had a chance to look through this one yet, but a quick flip through the pages looked very promising. Thanks for the recommendation A!

Material Obsession 2 by Kathy Doughty & Sarah Fielke is one of those great quilting books brimming with creativity and originality. This book and the first are right up there with Kaffe Fassett's books IMO. The duo's use of color is great.

I got word last week that a book I contributed to is now available for presale on Amazon. Wahoo! I can't wait to get a copy and hold it in my manquilter hands. So exciting...

Blocks 2 & 3 for the Modern Solids Quilt Along will post on the P2 website tomorrow!

How are all of you spending your Sunday?

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun way to spend the day! I kinda wish I had a wife (or anyone!) to take my kids for the day today!!

    I've seen the Gentle Art in stores, and it looks great. The others look really good, too. I love to buy quilt books.

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  2. It does indeed sound like a good way to spend Sunday. Thanks for the book tips!

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  3. We went for a nice walk and now I am exhausted, lol.


    Debbie

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  4. My Sunday?
    Church, sewing buttons and lining into my kid's new suit, catching up on blogs. :) Not bad, if I do say so myself.
    I LOVE Sundays!

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  5. I made the P2 block for week 2 today! Such a great block! Everything you have recommended has been top notch. Thanks,Ryan!

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  6. I spent my Sunday in the sewing room. Got everything done that set out to do. When that happens it is so rewarding for me. I glad you had a good and productive Sunday.

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  7. "manquilter hands" LOL just made my day :)

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  8. I like your work
    congratulate them
    have agood day
    Josefina
    tijeras y cuchara wordpress.com

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