I had two coupons for JoAnn's and since I am on a fabric diet I decided to buy books! I had one book I knew I wanted:
I am participating in a 5 inch square swap this year and as I cut out squares to send I have some extras I am keeping for myself so I think this book will be helpful in using up my squares. What I love about this book is there are 40 quilt patterns! Lots to choose from! And even better there are instructions for EVERY single one of them in lap/throw size, twin size, and queen size! I think that is awesome!!
This is the next book I picked:
I have been looking at this book for some time now. The main reason I did not buy it before is because all of these quilt patterns are big, either queen or king size. I typically don't like to make large quilts, but I have been considering making one for my bed queen sized, and I might make a queen sized quilt for someone for Christmas. I am not sure if I will or not yet. Anyway I like the quilts in this book. They look antique and rustic. I am sure mine would not turn out that way, but it is pleasing to my eye to see it in the book. There are 2 patterns I really like:
I think I am drawn to the low volume. I love the look but I am used to very bright colors so it would be a challenge for me. I love the pop of orange and red in there! The other pattern I like is also low volume:
Time to fold the laundry and quit being lazy!