Sunday, 14 December 2008

Eye candy

I've been busy with Christmas (cards, wrapping, decorating and cooking) and not had much chance to sew since I finished 'Just call me Bubbles!', but I have had a bit of eye candy to distract me. My good friend Jackie has not only managed to buy a copy of Gwen Marston's 'Liberated Quiltmaking' at a reasonable price, but has lent it to me! What a generous friend you are, Jackie!

I have looked on Amazon to see if I could get a copy too, but at the moment, it's £73 for the cheapest on the British site and £40 on the US site. Neither price is very appealing. Mind you, it's a very influential book, and her ideas have filtered gradually into the mainsteam over the years. Looking at the book made me remember a small quilt I made a while back (no label - sorry!) from a pattern in either 'Quiltmaker' or 'Quilter's Newsletter'.

It's Gwen's Variable stars with a lovely sawtooth edge in my favourite colour! Now back to the mince pies!


Clare said...

Fiona at Scraps in Progress found her copy on EBay. I think it was £12. Worth a look.

Lovely stars - great colours.

sewkalico said...

Lovbely little quilt!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

lucky friend and so sweet of her to loan the book to you. Gwen was definitely ahead of her time. just wish they'd reprint LQ AND give us a sequel.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

p.s. forgot to mention - what a cute happy quilt - love the colors