Each Tuesday, I review a quilt product or try something new. I often host giveaways too….Make sure to stop over each Tuesday to check it out.
The great people over at Lark Crafts sent “Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays” by John Q. Adams for me to review. If the author’s name isn’t familiar maybe his blog is, Quilt Dad. The book is hot off the press and ready for you to enjoy. If you are someone who makes many of your Christmas gifts, this book has several cute ideas…well more than several THIRTY TWO!!
Most of the projects have a modern feel to them…but you could easily make them in fabric that appeals to your taste and take the modern feel from them.
I am totally in love with this idea…the “Read Between the Lines Pillow”. Notice it says “Ho ho ho”.
He shows it in an alternate version with Boo written on it too. Then he takes the same letters and makes a banner that says Merry Christmas. Better yet, he gives directions to make all the letters in the alphabet.
How fun would it be to make a pillow with the letters spelling a child’s name and give it as a gift?? I know my kids always had trouble finding things that were personalized with their names on it. This would be perfect.
Kids would like these pillows too.
Check out this wine bottle holder….
These little draw string bags are cute.
All in all, I think the book was great. The only downfall for me is that the patterns in the back of the book need to be enlarged. The upside to that….making the pattern pieces small allows all of us to enjoy more designs all packed into one great book.
Would you like to win it??? Just leave a comment here telling how many Christmas gifts do you typically hand make?
Now the winner of recent “Try it on Tuesdays” are:
From Martingale and Company…”Follow the Line Quilting Designs” by Mary M. Covey…the winner is Carmen who said, “I am a beginning machine quilter, so this would be a great help. I have quilted a few small things, but never sent anything to a long armer!”
From Pickledish…Bonnie Hunter’s “Spring Fling”-Happy Scrappy and Loving It!”…the winner is Elaine who said, “Love them all but am looking at Wild Child, maybe because of the lovely blue. Your Pineapple Crazy almost makes me want to try paper piecing. Thanks for the chance to win without the jumping thru hoops. Have a great day!”