Monday, January 6, 2014

My library

Let me show you my mini library under the bed. It is not super messy, but there's a lot of things I have been storage down there. Don't remember when was the last time I put my books under the bed. But I remember as a child we were never ever allowed to put things between the mattresses or under the bed frame. When college time, I had a very small dorm room then I "broke" the rules and started to put things under the bed. With limited space at our new home under bed space is working amazingly well for me! As you can see I have added more books into my mini library and few fabric stash...

The most recent book I added into the library is {500 quilt blocks} written by Kerry aka{verykerryberry} and Lynne aka{lily's quilts}.  The size of this book is perfect: 6"x6".  The text print is clear printed on the glossy papers. I have been taking this book with me in the house wherever I sit then read a few pages.

I am amazed with 500 quilt blocks within a book! Not to mention there are also 20 projects that made from a block featured in the book. There are so many blocks I want to make and a new quilt for 2014 is a must!

What I enjoy about this book is many quilt blocks come with different variations/ layouts and
clear instruction on each block cuts/ assembling. The blocks that I made is from page 228; Tulips. I  love the sweet design of the tulip. It is simple and elegant; the organic shape of it reminds me the tulips that I used to seen around spring time in NYC. I reused the opposite cut outs and made the smaller one, so I can save the fabric cuts. More of this pattern will be made soon. I plan on size down the tulip block measurement and make smaller blocks for a mini quilt. It is hard just make a few blocks...

For the fabric pull, I went with some spring colors; mixed and match background and also on the tulips. I am so glad another great book has added to my library and it is a great reference book for quilt making as the first few pages give much detail information from tool selection, buying fabric, piecing, pressing.. etc. A very useful beginner friendly book as well!!

Stay turn, I have {my library part ii} coming up...



  1. Can you read Japanese? Or just the illustrations are good enough.

  2. Beautiful color combinations as usual! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

  3. I just got the quilt book last Saturday :) I flip the book all the time like crazy ... LOL

  4. This post made me smile the biggest smile! xxx

  5. I'm always tucking my books into whatever little space I can find. Your little library is lovely - full of treasures!

  6. Your new blocks "tulip" are very nice! And by the way: your librery is great! :)
    Have a lovely time, Jola

  7. Thanks for the inspiration....I've had my eye on this book for a while and this was just what I needed to press the 'order' button.

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  9. Your blocks look lovely, amazing fabric choices as always. You have a great collection of books. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your library.