How exciting it is for me to have the opportunity to review a quilt out of the new book, "Jump-Start your Quilting".
This book has over 40 projects that uses fat quarters, charm packs, jelly rolls, and 10" layer cakes to give you a head start on quilt projects. What a great idea! There are many books out there that use fat quarters or one of the other pre-cuts, but I haven't seen any that use all of them like this one--I love it. And what a help for those of us who have these wonderful pre-cuts in our stash already and don't know what to do with them.
Besides quilts in this book, there are placemats, pillows, stockings, table runners and abundant gift ideas. You will definitely find something you want to make in this book. One of my daughters has already chosen several she wants for Christmas. Guess I don't have any excuses about having time for making them.
"Cheerful Blooms and Buttons" is one of the projects that just shouts SPRING to me. This quilt combines piecing and applique with wonderful embellishments of rickrack and buttons.
The jumbo rickrack, which is so popular these days, is such an interesting addition. It makes your eyes dance across the quilt! Don't you love the whimsical flowers with the darling buttons accenting them. And the flowers are so unusual, simple but so attractive, just perfect for the the quilt.
The beautiful floral outside border print really pulls the quilt together. This would make a wonderful wallhanging for someone special--even yourself!
You can purchase this book from Clotilde.
Be sure to check out all these blogs to see some other projects from this book.
Day 1 (March 10) Victoria Wolfe -- http://www.bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
Day 2 (March 11) Linda Oberholzer -- http://quiltcookies.blogspot.com/
Day 3 (March 12) Jessi Jung -- http://laurenandjessiblog.com/
Day 4 (March 13) Pat Sloan -- http://patsloan.typepad.com/
Day 5 (March 14) Melanie Sullivan -- http://www.texasfreckles.com/
Day 6 (March 15) Aunt Pitty Pat -- http://auntpittypats.blogspot.com/
Day 7 (March 16) Glenna Hailey -- http://www.hollyhockquilts.com/
Thanks for visiting my blog! If you have made it this far, I'm giving away a surprise gift (FABRIC) so please leave a comment that tells me whether you like doing applique or not and I'll pick a random number for a winner. If you post about my end of the tour on your blog, add another comment and you'll get an extra chance!
It took me a lot of years trying to figure out the "A" word, as my friends and I used to call it, as there are so many different ways to do it. I really like the beautiful needle turned method, but it takes me forever. So lately I've been appliqueing by machine with a buttonhole stitch, works for me!
Be sure to visit the sites listed above, you'll be glad you did! And I'll announce my winner when the tour is over.