Look at this cute book -- this is a little doll quilt. (I know the pic is a little fuzzy -- move on down for a better one). I would have bought it for the nice clear, sharp pictures alone but then -- WAIT! In the back of the book are little patterns drawn on muslin so you can either embroider or draw patterns and make an old fashioned appliqued quilt just like the book. This book is by Janet Bolton and tells of her grandmother making this quilt as a little girl. She drew all her patterns on paper and then transferred them to fabric and appliqued the whole while. All this for only $4.
My new CQ block is one done for our Hearts and Flowers Shower on CQForNewbies. These blocks are made to give comfort to any of your members who have suffered a loss and also to help celebrate when something great happens. This block is for Linda who has suffered the loss of her newborn grand-daughter. It was suggested the blocks be pastels but when I saw this piece of angel fabric in my stash, I knew I had to do this for Linda. So I kept the block mostly white on white (the colors are a little strange here on my monitor, the lace is really ecru not the yellowish color it looks).