18 January 2014

The Library Project Quilt Along

Adrienne at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts is running a Quilt Along called The Library Project where we use all the lovely books, patterns or magazines that we have on our shelves. Everyone gets to choose what they want to work on and Adrienne is suggesting we choose at least 4 projects if we can manage. I have selected six projects and have made some of them over lap some of my goals of things I want to accomplish for the year. Two for one deal, I love it!

I went through my library of crafty goodness and here is my selection for the year:

1. Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman

I going to make the Rapid City quilt with a few modifications as I think I will be making it a bit bigger then the pattern.
I think this pattern will be good to use my scrap bin on so I will be using the black/white/grey scraps.  For the background I will be using Kona Rich Red.  

2. The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman 

Going to make the Valentine quilt. 

I am going to use my stash of strips that I have in my scrap bin clean up.  I am sure there is enough.  I will be making changes on the size with this one to and my strips are going to be all different sizes.  

3.  Fresh Quilting by Malka Dubrawsky

Windows Sewing Machine Cover

I need a sewing cover for my domestic machine and it has been on my to do list for many years so 2014 is the year to check it off.  I will be using my squares that I have cut from my scrap bin clean up and I think I will set them in some nice linen.  The bins should be in order by the end of the year at this rate. YEAH!

4. Itty Bitty Prim Pinwheels by Primitive Gatherings

I won the pattern and charm pack last year from Hopeful Threads / Bittersweet Designs when I made up two quilts for the ICU at the children's hospital.  This should make a cute little mini quilt. 

5. Itty Bitty Feathered Star by Cindi Edgerton

I picked this pattern up last year after my LQS came back from Quilt Market.  I will be just making one of the stars a good mini quilt.  I am going to use Batiks for this project. 

6.  Quilting Modern By Jacquie Gerig & Katie Pedersen

I am going to use this quilt as my Pantone Challenge entry since I really can make it my own.  I pulled a selection of purples, blues and maybe use the yellow not sure yet. 

I think this is a good bunch to work on for the year.  I could of kept going but I am sure I have already over extended myself. I think now I might have all my goal bases covered with the A Lovely Year of Finishes, Finish Along and now the Library Project.  The trick will be can I actually finish all of this.  Here's to a productive year. 

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.  




  1. Wonderful! I love your picks. Tipsy City is a beauty and I love the fabrics you have chosen. I would love to give that a try someday.

  2. I love those patterns-especially the valentine quilt-a string quilt should have been added to my list as well.

  3. What a wonderful group of projects. I love the fabrics you've chosen for your mini quilt.

  4. Great choices. Rapid City will take a whole new look with your colour choices. Looking forward to seeing it!

  5. Love your choices... too funny that a number of us have chosen Modern Patchwork as one of our books. I considered Quilting Modern too! Don't you just love Malka Dubrawsky's book. I've made a few projects from it, but not the machine cover. I guess our bookshelves must look pretty similar!

  6. oooh the sewing machine cover is great!!! I have both Elizabeth Hartman books too and have made only one quilt out of one of them. Valentine is a super choice :)

  7. That's a great selection of projects. And cheers to the idea of USING what we have!

  8. Hey Abby! Too funny I had Rapid City and Valentine on my short list too! So much fun to see what everyone is choosing! Thanks so much for quilting along with TLP :)

  9. I love that Tipsy City quilt that you're doing for the Pantone challenge! Can't wait to see it complete : )