I love 3 things.
- My Kindle
- Free Ebooks
- Quilting! ((You know this already!))
This morning in my email was a notice for a free e-book that sounds perfectly fine to hit all THREE on my love list today. If you have a Kindle click HERE to download it now from Amazon, but hurry…you never know when these will not be free anymore!
Click HERE for the free download from B&N.
A Time to Love, by Barbara Cameron, the first in her Quilts of Lancaster County series, is free on Kindle and from B&N, courtesy of Abingdon Press.
War correspondent Jennie King thinks she’s just a temporary guest in her grandmother’s Amish community while she recuperates from the devastating injuries sustained in a car bomb attack that changed her world. But when she meets Matthew Bontrager, the man she had a crush on as a teenager, she wonders if God has a new plan for her. Jennie has emotional and physical scars and though she feels she has come home to this man and this place, she's not sure she can bridge the difference between their worlds.
It was SUCH a great weekend to stay in and sew, and I got so SEW so much done! After Half Time ((Which I must say was the worst half time show I have ever seen---Or that must just mean that I am “officially” old now?)) I finished the quilting on the Little Monkey Quilt! Oh oh oh, it turned out so cute!
And yes, I can see why so many people LIKE making small quilts. Instant gratification, and the ability to try many different patterns and variations in layouts and colors and….quick fix! I don’t think this will cure my love of BIG quilts, but it was sure fun to throw this together and have it done in a day. All that remains now is the binding.
I took pictures of the different quadrants so you can check out the fun mis-matched fabrics in each block! You can click the slide show to view them closer. I went as silly as I could while making these. They are fun to look at! For instance we have things like recycled plaids sewn next to batiks…novelties sewn to civil wars, etc. It was all about COLOR and DIFFERENCE. Hopefully it will be fun for the baby to look at ((And wonder about her crazy Auntie Bonnie)) as she grows.
And yes, I stuck with the name that was on that cute fabric! The first Monkey Fabric that I tried for sashings, but rejected. I could use that for a label, right? It’s just too cute!
I make baby quilts BIG too. This one is about 50” square, which will be great for floor play time, and for snuggling under even up to 7 or 8 years old and beyond.
So what’s in store for the binding? About as far away from mint green as I can get! LOL! ORANGE of course! If I have learned one thing ((Or learned it more than once)) Is that Auntie Bonnie needs to follow her own muse and do what the quilt needs. It just NEEDS Orange, don’t you think?
Happy Quilt, indeed!
It’s another full day in Quiltville. I’m actually running errands this morning, and meeting up with my friend Jen for lunch, and then back at it again here at home.
Tomorrow? Dentist. ((oh fun! I’ve got a molar that is zinging me and needs to be seen to!))
Wednesday? Lisa is coming to SEW! WHooot! ((I guess this means I need to put all this fabric away so there is room for her and Shelby-Girl))
And that is as far as I am thinking for this week!
Happy Monday, Everyone!