Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Inspiring Reading

I received a nice package from Amazon.com this afternoon.

Another Bite of Schnibbles is Carrie Nelson's sequel to Schnibbles Times Two.  For each of twelve Schnibbles patterns, she provides a larger version.  The original small quilts use 5" charm squares while the larger sizes use 10" layer cakes. 

The book contains some great projects and it is fun to read.  Carrie's writing style is very entertaining and she provides interesting background on each design:  how she got her inspiration, where the name came from, little tid-bits of what Carrie's brother calls her "wealth of non-information."  I highly recommend Another Bite of Schnibbles.

I purchased Radiant Sunshine & Shadow (by Helen Frost and Catherine Skow - my maiden name is Frost but I don't think Helen is a relative) because I am considering a design along these lines for either of two upcoming fabric collections I have my eye on - Blueberry Crumble by Blackbird Designs or Rouenneries Deux by French General (both lines are from Moda).

photos from Fat Quarter Shop

Neither fabric collection is available in stores yet so I have some time to figure out what I want to do and how much yardage I'll need. 


Darlene said...

My Schnibbles book hasn't arrived yet. I'm waiting anxiously but patiently. :-) Fabulous quilts.

Kathie said...

I can't wait to get the new schnibbles book yet , do you know which quilt you will make first!
pretty fabrics your waiting on!