Sunday, October 18, 2009

Quilt Fiction Catalogued

A local quilting friend, Mamanance/Nancy, recently shared that she had catalogued her quilting books on LibraryThing. With my desire to collect quilt fiction, that seemed like a pretty neat idea, since I have purchased a book I already own on more than one occasion. I set up my own Library Catalog this morning, and I was THRILLED with how EASY it was. Type in the ISBN number from the back of the book, and Voila!, there's a thumbnail photo, the title, the author, everything. I'm so tickled, that I put a widget on my sidebar so I can share some of my quilt fiction. Right now, there are 49 titles, but some are out on loan so they aren't all in there yet. Hopefully, this will help me acquire some of the other quilt fiction titles that I know are out there.

After work yesterday, I did a little more piecing on my flannel buzzsaw quilt. I also rearranged the blocks into 2 fabric blocks to see if I liked more orderly scrappiness. I'm not sure. But I do know that I'm going to have to put this project on hold until I get some more flannel scraps for additional blocks. I have lots of juvenile flannel, but I'm making this quilt with other prints, of which I have much less. I also may decide to make this into two quilts, one with the softer colors, and one with the bolder colors. We'll see.

In the meantime, I plan to work on my Scrappy Stars some more today, and possibly revisit my Bonnie Hunter "Virginia Star" since I now have more neutral scraps to finish up some blocks. And speaking of Bonnie guild is working on getting her as a presenter and teacher in early 2011. Hooray! I told them I don't care when she comes - consider me already signed up! What a treat that would be! My quilting hero right here in person! My fingers are crossed that it works out.


Auntie Em said...

What a handy way to organize your books! Are those 49 books that you already own, or have already read? That's a lot of quilt fiction, and has given me a few titles that I want to follow up on.
Your buzzsaw quilt is coming along very nicely. I wish I had some flannel scraps to send you, but flannel is something I haven't done (well, not yet!)

Hazel said...

What a great idea more then once I have purchased a book only to get home and find out I already own it .
Your buzzsaw is looking terrific

Becky said...

I've bought books twice and it just makes me fume. I may have to try this idea. I've been wanting to make an adult flannel throw and have been having trouble finding suitable flannel on line. I think JoAnn's has some in the stores. I'll have to make me a little trip. Love the buzzsaw!

Nancy said...

Erin, so glad you picked up on LibraryThing. I still have more to add, then want to do some tags to make certain subjects easier to find. I discovered yesterday that on my new phone I can bookmark websites, or list multiple websites in my contacts list, so it will be easy to access my list of books on my phone!! I swear, this thing (Palm Pre) is a mini-computer!

I am sending Bonnie Hunter the contract today! Mark your calendar for Friday night, Feb. 11 and all day Saturday, Feb 12, 2011, and cross your fingers and toes for good weather!!

Angela said...

I love how your flannel quilt is coming along! That will be so warm and snuggly!

Cheryl Willis said...

Erin, what is your block size- I am thinking if each of your readers sends you a fat quarter or even a half yd. you can whip this top out in no time. Do you perfer pre-washed or off the bolt?
Mine will be in the mail by Friday- Sorry to Hi-Jack your post but I really ejoy seeing your progress and you need to get this finished before I get brainwashed into starting one myself!!!!

Only one question: pre-wash or NOT- cw