Did you see Jolene’s (Blue Elephant Stitches) recent blog post Quilting Through a Book? Jolene posted that she is planning to make all the quilts from Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley, then she invited her readers to join her by either making all the quilts from Camille’s book or any other book of their choice. No hesitation, I’m in! Can you guess which book I’m choosing? Here’s a hint, my latest finished quilt top was the official start of my quest… And this book is my most favourite quilt book ever. I’ve already raved about it here, here and here. Not to mention in my last post!
No real surprise, I’ve chosen Denyse Schmidt Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration. I’ve made the Irish Chain quilt already so not counting that and the Wagon Wheel quilt top from last week, I have eighteen quilts to go. Not all of the quilts are quilts that I would normally choose to make, and frankly some of them scare me but I’m excited about the challenge and looking forward to pushing myself out of my comfort zone. Jolene is thinking that she will complete the project in a year, I’m guessing I will take a lot longer than that.
Would you like to join in too? With Jolene’s blessing, I’ve created a new group, Quilt the Book, over on Flickr and started using the hashtag #quiltthebook on Instagram. This will be a no stress, no deadline kind of challenge. Also, there are no rules so feel free to define your own if you wish. My only real plan is to make quilts that I love, so that may mean I change the block size, quilt size or make my own twist on the pattern. I’d love if you feel inspired to join the support group. Which book would you choose?