Sunday, September 8, 2013

Craft Book Month

Craft Buds is hosting a blog hop and link up party for Craft Book Month. It's a fun way to see projects from favorite books. I'm jumping in to show you our projects from Anita Grossman Solomon's Rotary Cutting Revolution. It is a few years old, but I'm still being inspired by it.

My largest completed project from this book was a quilt for a friend made with Anita's Arrowhead blocks in April. I had great fun attacking my batik stash in search of the more manly designs.

The pretty pink blocks were my test blocks and certainly didn't fit the theme of the quilt, so they became a Spring table runner.

When my daughter Julia decided to make a quilt for her boyfriend, she chose the Old Italian block from the same book. 

 Her Army boy loves his new quilt! She gave it to him at his graduation from boot camp in July.

 Of course there are UFO's, too. When I bought the book a few years ago, I started collecting striped fabric to make Xcentric and Concentric blocks.

The stack had gotten too large to fit on the shelf, so it was time to start stitching! Don't tell Julia, but I bought another stripe yesterday. (She tried to cut me off!)  I have an idea for how it could be a fun border for this future quilt.

 When Anita visited our guild in August, she taught the Anita's Arrowhead block, so out came my batik stash again.

If you can't take a workshop with Anita in person, her Craftsy class is the next best thing. And you'll get an e-book version of Rotary Cutting Revolution with the class. That's a great deal!

Thanks for visiting. Have fun hopping around the Craft Buds party.

Craft Buds


Cathy said...

Nice little recap! You do such a nice job with your quilts.

Barb in Mi said...

Wow, you have been busy with Anita's methods/ blocks. Love them all - your color choices are beautiful!

Lindsay Conner said...

Tina... wow, you have been busy! Your hard work has paid off. Loving this quilt! Thanks for linking up at Craft Book Month. :)

Andree G. Faubert said...

Your batik quilt is beautiful! Glad I'm not the only one who collects fabrics for never ending projects. Your quilt with the Xcentric and Concentric blocks are really great. Well done.