The quilt books are a get well gift from someone very special and I just have loved these two for the information and great quilts in them. Love the VA one a lot and highly recommend it.
And what's more, mail day today and look at these two great patterns by Di Ford available from Threadbare. 19th Century Baskets and Homage to Sallie Ann. Both reproduction quilts.
The fabric is the Civil War Bride background that was on backorder but they forgot to send the pattern. It's more gold/tan than the photo indicates. I think I have enough patterns to see me into the next century now.
I have got a bakers dozen of the little basket blocks done. I loved getting back to these.Now let me show you my lucky dip bin in the sewing room. It has practice blocks, partial quilt tops and other goodies in there, (read UFO's)
I had a delve to the bottom and found an old project that I could just pick up and do some stitching on while sitting in front of the telly.
An oldie but a goodie, the blocks are all ready to have the yo yo's stitched on, they are all labeled according to what rows they belong in and I have bags and bags of them. It's been nice having some different fabrics under the needle. It's been a good week and I'm feeling so much better, recovering very well from the operation. Thank you so very much for the well wishes from all my blogging friends, if I haven't replied to your comment, it's because you are down as a no reply blogger.