I took a good hard look at the shelf above my quilting desk. A lot of beautiful books up there - many of which I received as Christmas and birthday presents last year. Shamefully, there some from which I haven't made a blessed thing! I'm taking up the gauntlet thrown down by Adrienne over at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts.
Next on the list, City Quilts by Cherri House. I've had this one ever since our trip to Philadelphia in 2010. I love the bold, graphic patterns and the use of Kona.
And then there's Modern Patch Work, another giftie from last year. I drool over the pics in this one. Okay, not literally, but I really do love them. But there's something that stops me from making any of the projects. I fear they're beyond my skill or that my version won't be as lovely as the ones in the book. Classic overachiever problems!
Finally, in a break with the Stash Books trend (I do seem to have a lot of books from that publisher), I've selected Boo Davis' Dare to be Square. It's a zany little book with some really fun projects.
Candy Coated Quilts. This one's so kitschy... it's part of it's charm. Part of what helped me choose is that I know just the recipient - Young B. He's one of Himself's hunting pals and is just so danged nice that he merits a quilt.
I felt like I had lots of fabric to make this already in the stash... I really want to get the stash volume down this year! I know I have solids that will work too, but I'm going to need more browns!
So... are you in? It's the Library Project, yo! You know you've got a book (or seven) you grabbed on an impulse in a fabric induced haze and from which you've never made a danged thing. Come on, you know you want to!