Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sanctuary Quilt Top and a book review

Call me a hoarder.
A fabric hoarder.
My sweet sister-in-law gave me the entire blue/green colorway of Patty Young's Sanctuary in a FQ stack... and I just recently decided to suck it up and cut into it.  I've only been quilting for about 5 years so holding onto fabric for half of that time seems like hoarding to me!

BUT in just a few short sewing sessions I was able to whip up this quilt top, featuring 18" squares of Sanctuary plus a few other random prints I decided to throw in, and Kona Coal for the diamond corners.   

Do any of you happen to know the official name for this quilt design?  I really did just whip this up off the top of my head, but I'm sure its not original as its just too simple to not have been thought of yet.

It won't be quilted for a while yet so I'm content to have it hanging in my studio!   Makes a love wall covering!

And whilst doing mindless sewing (nothing that requires loads of contemplation) and my part-time work-from-home job, I've been listening to an Audio book!  Shocker! I don't own a Kindle, Nook, iPhone or iPad.  And who has time for actual reading, anyhow?  
I'd rather be sewing!
If you love historical fiction, and a fabulous Scottish accent, I highly recommend this (audio) book!
Another quilty blogger  was raving about it and I thought I'd give it a try, imported all the way from the Mansfield Library.  28 cd's... and there are 3 or 4 sequels after this book, which my local library actually carries!  Makes me wish I resided in the Scottish highlands to boot.... instead of Ohio.

Do you listen to anything while sewing?  
I'm hooked - so I should start making a list of other audio books to try!


Catherine said...

Another audio book fan! Yeah, nice to meet you. I actually own a Kindle, a Kobo (an e-reader from our Canadian big book store) and a whole bunch of regular books. When I'm sewing though I love to listen to audiobooks!! I download them from our public library onto my ipod and a sewing I go.

Love the little quilt and the 'simple' design. Have no idea what the name is as I'm a newbie to the quilting world too.

SandyQuilts said...

I believe the block is the 10 Minute block by Suzanne McNeill.

See youtube video here

I Plead Quilty! said...

Looks like a snowball block to me!

M-R said...

Great quilt! I LOVE the Outlander series and have read all of them. Ah, Jamie Fraser...Enjoy! :)

Katie B. said...

I agree that it kind of looks like a snowball block.

The quilt is awesome! I love sanctuary.

Amy said...

I love that book. I read the whole series so I know that the audio book would be amazing! I made a shaggy edge quilt whilst listening to the Girl with a Dragon Tatoo book. It's a great way to multi-task!

Katie said...

Oh gosh, I love that series! You're making snowball blocks. Traditionally they are alternated with a 9 patch.

LT said...

I'm also an audiobook fan, although I usually get most of my listening done while commuting for work. Really helps make the drive bearable. Anyway, I wanted to recommend the Elizabeth Peters books with Amelia Peabody add the main character. The narrator for that series, Barbara Rosenblatt, is absolutely fantastic! Also listening to Neil Gaiman read his own books is fabulous. I could go on and on, but there's at least 2 different genre options.

Tammy said...

I believe you made a version of the snowball block. Looks fantastic!

LuLu said...

Oh how I love Outlander! I'm on book 4 right now. The whole series is amazing. I am devouring it as fast as possible! Supposedly the final installment comes out this year, yay!

Mitzi said...

I'm a huge fan of the Outlander series too. Diana Gabaldon is working on the 8th book right now. I hope Davina Porter is the voice of your audiobook - she is fantastic! Yay!

Kerri K said...

I <3 Outlander series. Would love to listen to it on audiobook... must be hours and hours and hours long.