Savor Each Stitch: Arches

modern citron arches blocks from Carolyn Friedlander's Savor Each Stitch | Lovely and Enough

With Christmas celebrations over, I snuggled into the couch with a steaming mug of tea and a present that I had been looking forward to for months: Savor Each Stitch by Carolyn Friedlander. Carolyn is so inspiring. Originally an architect, Carolyn made the decision several years ago to switch to quilting and fabric design, and it seems she hasn't glanced back. From pattern writing to fabric design, she excels. Authorship was no different. Each page of Savor Each Stitch is full of bright and beautiful photos with thoughtful prose and design lessons alongside.

My goal this spring is to exercise each of the design elements she explores as I sketch projects and patterns. Pictured here is her project Arches, which considers Line. An adventure in needle turn appliqué, I reveled in the methodical and relaxing pace of the hand sewing. This year of 2015 is already brimming with new ideas and thrilling prospects, and I can't think of a better book to kick it off.

What exciting books are you exploring this new year?

modern citron arches blocks from Carolyn Friedlander's Savor Each Stitch | Lovely and Enough
modern citron arches blocks from Carolyn Friedlander's Savor Each Stitch | Lovely and Enough
modern citron arches blocks from Carolyn Friedlander's Savor Each Stitch | Lovely and Enough