Friday, May 18, 2012

Yellow Saturday

Here we are on another rainbow Saturday in yellow. I did manage to finish all 12 of the yellow birds in the air blocks. Here is a picture of all the blocks I've made this year. Scattered around.

Laid out by colors.... I seem to be missing a pink that is probably in the storage drawer. Miss Em wanted to have her picture taken. She helped to sort the colors in this picture.

It is another hectic weekend with G gone to a training class so I am manning the store for the weekend. Grandma is coming over and watching the kids while I am gone.  If I get a chance I really need to slice up some yellow 2 inch squares for the rainbow basket of squares for next years project.

Thursday night was a little sleep night for me so instead of tossing and turning I pulled out the kindle and was reading on the couch. I started a series of books by Marie Bostwick earlier this year and her first book 'A Single Thread' was really good. I loaned it to my Mom last week since I got her a Kindle for Mothers Day. I decided to purchase book 2 - 'A Thread of Truth' on Saturday night. Lets just say I finished it in 3 days of reading including the 2.5 hours in the middle of the morning. Another good book. I think I see the third Cobbled Court landing in my Kindle library very soon. A few other authors who write books concerning quilting that I like are Jennifer Chiverini - I finished Sonoma Rose last month and highly recommend it. Clare O'Donohue writes the Someday Quilts Mysteries and I've read all three. I think her next one will be out this fall. The other quilt author is another mystery one by Arlene Sachitano who writes the Harriet Truman - Loose Threads Mystery. If you like reading books with quilting references in them, I'd recommend these authors. 

Go on over to SoScrappy's blog and see what others have been working on for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2012.
Happy Quilting.


Moneik said...

I started the Marie Bostwick series on my Nook a few weeks ago and I can't get enough. I think I'm on the 4th book already. Great job getting so many blocks done. I've finally started doing some quilting again, but it's all for others.

Joanne said...

Your Birds in the Air blocks look great. Thanks for the book references. I have read all of Jennifer C's books and most of the Marie Bostwick ones. They both describe character really well. I got a little yellow sewing done myself this past week. Felt good to sit at the maxchine again. Joanne

Ellen said...

I love your blocks - they are so happy and colourful. You are going to have a fabulous quilt! Your daughter is a lovely model for your pretty blocks!

Edith said...

Sow many blocks, so pretty, I like Miss Em's arrangement.

Quilter Kathy said...

These blocks are so so pretty! What a great quilt you're making!
I have read the Marie Bostwick books too and enjoyed them.

Angie said...

It's going to be a beautiful quilt! What a treat to follow the progress through the year!

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Way to go on your blocks!! I have read the Chiaverini, Bostwick and O'Donohue books. I will have to look into the other author you mentioned. Thanks!! :)