Sunday 25 August 2013

The Library Project: The Picks

I am ready to embark on the Library Project! Over the next year I am going to pick six quilts to make from my Modern Quilting Library. Time to use those books that I buy!

The picks are in! Can I tell you that narrowing my library down to six books and six quilts was quite a challenge. But this excuse to pull out all of my books and go through them was awesome! So much inspiration in all of those pages. As you can see here, in my first round there were way more than six!

After much agonizing, here are my picks

First up, Jessica Alexandrakis Quilting on The Go: English Paper Piecing Projects You Can Take Anywhere. This book is just lovely, filled with great instruction on how to EPP. I need a travel and an "in front of the TV" project so this was a good choice. I have not picked a specific finished project, but rather will just start making Hexies and see where it takes me. Obviously this will be a long term-throughout the year project.

Next, that's right, I'm gonna do it - Tula Pink's City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. I love the idea of having a project that I can pick away at over the year. The other thing I like about this books is that I can learn new quilting techniques and build my quilty confidence.

This next pick has been on my shelf for awhile and I think is the book I pick up the most to paw through. It intrigues and frightens me all at the same time. Cherri House City Quilts:12 Dramatic Projects Inspired by Urban Views. Not sure if it is all of the solids, or the graphic modern designs, but I love this book, so I had to include it. And for the pattern I have chose, City Tracks, I already have a fabric bundle ready to go!

The quilt from my next pick is actually going to be for my very own bed! Petal Pod from Missy Shepler's Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe. I wanted something fairly simple for my bed, and I love the little challenge of some curved piecing.

This next choice was one I knew from the beginning. Denyse Schmidt Modern Quilts: Traditional Inspiration. I love every single quilt in this book, so choosing just one was HARD!

As you can see I want to make more than one project from this one! Maybe a little over-ambitious :). So I am going to save my final choice for when I actually get to the book. Gonna wait to see how I feel at the time. But here are the delicious quilts I will choose from

And for the sixth book, as I already shared, I am choosing Emily Cier's Scrap Republic: 8 Quilt Projects for Those who Love Color. I am actually making my first project from this book. My scraps are sorted and ready for cutting to make the Volume Quilt.

Phew! I am going to be a busy girl this year. But a Happy one! Time to get sewing!

Have you ever embarked on your own Library Project, or would you like to start? Would love to hear about it.


  1. Love your choices. What a great idea!

  2. OK, how do you decide which one comes first? I think you have made wise decisions all around!

  3. Is it freakish that there's only one of these books that I haven't gotten from the library or added to my own library? Good call on the entire Library Project and I'm lovin' your choices.

  4. Ooo I love the projects you chose, I can't wait to see how it all unfolds. Good luck with all these future WiPs!

  5. Adrienne - I want to come over and borrow from your library!!! You have so many wonderful books. What an awesome project you are embarking on - it will be fun to see your progress.

  6. I am so excited to see you make these! I am especially interested to see which Denyse Schmidt quilt you choose. All of the ones you mention from that book are on my "list." I also see some books I need to buy, ha!

  7. I'm tempted, very, very tempted :)

  8. Fun! Those are some awesome projects there! I want to join in this too..I have way too many bookmarked. ;)

  9. What a neat idea, certainly gives you incentive to get busy. The ones you have choosen are all ones I would like. Good luck, we will be watching.