Today is my day for the "You Can Quilt" blog hop.
If you are a beginner quilter or need to brush up on your techniques, this is the book for you.
I wish this book was around when I first started quilting, it sure would have alleviated a lot of frustration and ripping out.
The illustrations are fabulous for the visual learners out there, great instructions, wonderful hints and tips to make your quilting experience run smooth. Can't promise there will not be any frustrations but certainly will make it more pleasurable.
My review is Chapter 10 Applique
NEEDLE TURN APPLIQUE
Fabric is Caribbean Splash by Island Batik
Notice the topper above. I was so excited that I emailed this to Marlene Odie (one of the authors of the book). She wrote back asking if I did needle turn and used the right size patterns. She asked if the page printed out correctly.
All I can say is OPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPS... I love it even tho it is not to the right specifications, it is on my coffee table right now.
Here is what it should look like!!!
Much easier than working with those small pieces. Just make sure your printer is on the right setting. Mine says full sheet to make the correct sizes.
Actually I did think something was wrong, it just didn't look right but I forged ahead anyways.
RAW EDGE APPLIQUE
I have to say that the Island Batik fabrics are fabulous for applique. The batiks do not fray as easily as cotton fabrics which makes it easier to turn under.
FREEZER PAPER APPLIQUE
FINISHED EDGE APPLIQUE
So many techinques,
so much fun,
soooo why not check the book out?
At the end of the blog hop we will randomly choose 4 winners. Each winner will receive a copy of You Can Quilt! and a fat eighth Island Batik fabric bundle. See the Rafflecopter below and enter the giveaway!
Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to US residents. If you don't win or if you can not wait you can
purchase a copy of You Can Quilt! you can get a signed copy from Marlene it is also available through AQS (as a hard copy or e-book) and Amazon
A big shout out to Marlene Odie and Island Batik for this fabulous hop! Marlene for the fabulous book and Island Batik for the awesome fabrics.
If you missed the earlier post or want to keep up with post to come, here is the line up!
Oct. 9 – Ch. 1. Basics - Leila Gardunia http://sewnbyleila.blogspot.
Oct. 12 – Ch. 2. HST - Tammy Silvers http://www.tamarinis.typepad.
Oct 14 – Ch 3. QST - Connie Kresin Campbell http://www.conniekresin.com
Oct. 16 – Ch 4. Flying Geese - Maryellen McAuliffe http:// teachpany.blogspot.com
Oct 19 -- Ch. 5. Wonky - Christine McCrann Martinez http:// madeinscraps.blogspot.com
Oct. 21 – Ch. 6. Improvisation - Connie Kauffman http:// kauffmandesigns.blogspot.com
Oct. 23 -- Ch. 7. Foundation Paper Piecing - Joan Kawano http:// moosestashquilting.blogspot.
Oct. 26 – Ch. 8. Curves - Marlene Oddie http://kissedquilts.blogspot.
Oct. 28 - Ch 9. One-Patch Blocks - Bea Lee http://www.beaquilter.com
Oct. 30 – Ch. 10. Applique - Barbara Gaddy http:// bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com
Nov. 2 – Ch. 11. Inset Seams - Pamela Boatright http://pamelaquilts.blogspot.
Nov. 4 – Ch. 12. Challenge Blocks - Linda Stewart Pearl http:// www.onequiltingcircle.comNov. 6 – Ch. 13. finishing – Marlene http://kissedquilts.blogspot.
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