I enjoy picking up older quilting and craft publications. Although the fabrics and colors can be somewhat dated, they are a source of inspiration and patterns.
When I find these books at the library book store or thrift stores, I look them over to see if there is anything I think I could use.
I am not particularly artistic, so even the simplest patterns will find a home in my library.
I run into this book quite often. It was published in 1984 but the patterns are still usable for today.
Remember the rosy posy type pattern that came out a couple of years ago? It was this basic design, but layered and sewn on top to make a raggy type quilt.
This one is cute for hand stitching.
So don't just walk past those older publications. You may find something that you can use in a fun little project.
Fiona over at Mother's Cupboard has shared a beautiful table runner pattern that you might like to check out. It is her gift to you.
And while you are out and about, be sure to check out this lovely little giveaway over at Calamity Jane's Cottage. Bonnie is very generous.
And one last bit of stitchy news, check out Bloom's blog to read about the Stitchers Angel project. There are seven designers sharing stitching patterns all with a "rose" theme. Two have already been released and they are very cute projects.
Have a happy quilty day :-)
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