Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Onward to the Book #4

I really don't know why I'm so proud of myself, but I have just finished reading "Cross-Country Quilters" and have started the next, "The Runaway Quilt."

This time, I am going to use the audio-book route, as well. I've found myself, late at night when the kiddos are asleep, I'm reading when usually I'd be working on a quilt. So, I'm hoping, I can listen through my ipod and still be able to do some sewing.

When I attempted to start reading the first book "The Quilter's Apprentice" a couple of years ago, I had purchaced the book "Elm Creek Quilts" to help me visualize the quilt the main characters were producing. It's a book with quilt patterns that were used in the first few books.

A quilt used in the "The Runaway Quilt"
It's fun to see how close the visualization that I had in my head and the one the author/companion quilters had come up with.
If my plans go well, I'll still be able to follow along with the story and get some quilt work done!!
P.S. the upcoming arthroscopic knee surgery is planned for July 14. Yucky! I may not be able to get up and down from the sewing machine like I use to but I'm wanting to get some applique done. I hope, I hope!

1 comment:

  1. I'm SO glad you posted about these books! I got The Quilter's Apprentice and listened (book-on-cd) on the way to the beach last weekend. I'm totally HOOKED now. I just ordered Round Robin and Cross-Country Quilters from Audible.com since our library didn't have them on cd. LOL I want to get the pattern books, as well. I can't wait to keep learning more about Sylvia, Sarah, and the other Tangled Web quilters! ;)

    Good luck with your surgery!