I have had this book for a little while. I bought it from a Japanese site, second hand but in perfect condition, it can be a bit hard to get hold of
I was really taken with these tea coasters and cozy
and inspired to make a mini mug rug for myself. Only 6.5" x 4" , it is the perfect size to sit on the arm of the sofa for my large cup of Earl grey and a little snack- giant chocolate buttons are a fav. I used shot cottons for the background and cup, the letters are linen. It makes me smile :)
I could not resist joining in this quilt-a-long after seeing the blocks pop up on Flickr. Quilt a longs are just online groups of people all working towards the same goal- in this case, slowly working my way through 111 traditional block. I like variety and I needed a quilt block education.
It is a beautiful book even without a quilt a long, detailed pages, original farmer's wife lettters and A CD with all the templates on. It is a bit like art, you can only go abstract once you have covered the basics. Lots of interesting quilters are taking part so it should be interesting. I am more of an urban chick than a farmer's wife but that doesn't deter me. I won't get my first blocks done till the weekend. I am having my kitchen partly replaced- the sink area changes tomorrow, the rest will be happen over the summer.
I can't wait! You all know how I feel about kitchen things and a slice of retro kitchen action is coming to my little house. I don't like the upheaval and I can't get to my work space but it should be over quickly!