I gave my son a ride to his guitar lesson tonight and poked around a bookstore while I waited for him. There are quite a few quilting books on my wish list right now: Material Obsession, Quilt Shack (by Norum and Krohg), the last two books by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Fun Quilts, and the last several by Kaffe Fassett. Yes – I’m a little behind -- and happy that there are so many great books out there on color, design, and all aspects of quilting. However, as I looked through the selections at the bookstore, I was more amazed by how many books seem so uninteresting and uninspired to me. Many of the quilts pictured look flat, lifeless, and downright boring, and don’t get me started on the unimaginative use of color. I am so much more excited and inspired by so many of the quilts I see on quilting blogs. And it’s so fun to watch the design process and construction unfold! I think there are a lot of bloggers out there who have a good quilting book in them!
And so, after making dinner, taking Michael to his lesson/hanging out at the bookstore, and catching up on online quilting inspiration (i.e., wonderful new blog postings), I decided I’d better get busy on finishing my half hexagon quilt top. Unfortunately, I got started too late and didn’t get to finish it. Twenty-one of twenty-seven rows are completed, so I’m getting close! I couldn’t resist giving a little sneak preview of these yummy, yummy strips! Don't forget that you can click on pictures for a closer look.