I was so excited to hear the UPS guy pull up to my house yesterday afternoon. My copy of Elizabeth Hartman's (the mastermind behind the Oh, Fransson! blog) book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork, had arrived!
We went on a tour of my father-in-law's work last night and I was able to read through a good chunk of it on the 45-minute drive down. And can I just say that it is excellent?! Elizabeth gives some really great advice for beginners (and those of us who need refreshers). Her projects are fantastic. I'm especially excited to try her Kitchen Windows quilt. I'm making a couple quilts for two of my sisters for Christmas and I'm really tempted to use the Kitchen Windows design for one of them.
If you haven't gotten your hands on a copy of this book yet, I highly recommend it. You can follow the blog tour and try to win a copy, or if you're like me and totally impatient, you can get one at Amazon (with free shipping with Amazon Prime).