Let’s start with announcing last week’s winner of the 200 Blocks From Quiltmaker Magazine quilt book…it’s…..Karen M who said, “I am a pieced block kind of gal. Especially traditional blocks.”
Now for today’s Try it on Tuesday….Martingale and Company sent me a great book to check out. “Pretty Patchwork Quilts: Traditional Patterns with Applique Accents” by Cyndi Walker has some great looking quilting that you will want to see…and probably make. I am not a applique girl but this book has me tempted. The book just came out last month…it’s that new!
I love red too so the cover quilt grabbed me right from the start. There are 12 quilt patterns in all.
Here’s more applique…and I like it too. She does a great job with color choices….
There are some wonderful star quilts in the book….
But this is my favorite of the star quilts….This one had my thinking I was going to keep the book. The border is so striking.
The quilts in the book are primarily lap or throw or wall hanging sized.
Cyndi Walker is a new to me designer but she isn’t new to the quilting world. She has published a previous book, Spotlight On Scraps: 10 Pretty Quilts. It looks like a good one too. The quilts in that publication don’t feature as many applique projects. I did a little more investigation and found out that Cyndi blogs at Wishful Stitches.
If you want a chance to win the book, leave a comment telling your favorite quilt book.
If you like giveaways, here’s a heads up, Sew Mama Sew is hosting a huge one!! Here’s my entry for it.