Some times I get a little bored and start looking at fabric on line. Then I shake my head and click off the site, as I'm trying very hard to stay on my fabric diet. It's kind of like walking through a bakery or chocolate shop when you're trying to loose a few pounds. Then I start looking at books, I need to go on a book diet too, but that's another whole challenge I'm not about to undertake right now. This is what arrived this week.
Amazon, but it's a book I've wanted since I discovered Gwen Marston and her quilting ideas. I especially wanted it for this quilt picture.
How exquisite! I've been on a kick lately about vintage appliqued quilts and the hand quilting on the old quilts is something to be admired. This one falls into the catagory of "I aspire to quilt something like this before I die". Hmmm, I hope I live to be 108! I'll need all those years.
The next day this book arrives, I've bought the second one to this but this one is absolutely amazing. If you love old quilts and red/green applique, this book is the best.
Terry and Nancy have been so gracious and shared this detailed pattern of some amazing quilting. I will definitely give this a try!
And if you are still with me on this long winded post, here are my pumpkins, basking in the early morning sunshine.
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