Monday, February 13, 2012

Weekly Theme Quilt Along , Book Review

Love is in the air and this is the blouse I made  to wear on valentines day.  I love the fabric and hershey's kissses too  especially with almonds.

I was surprised when I received  e-mail from Charlene over at " t'was brillig and" that my Christmas Ornaments block had
won the weekly theme contest. To that end I recommend you give it a try. If you want to see what the weekly theme contest is all about go to and click on the link that say's weekly theme contest.

And the icing on the cake are the Quilters Cookbooks  I received for joining contest. The recipes in the book are irresistible
and the book also includes photos of beautiful quilts. The title "quick and easy recipes"  say's it all.  I was charmed by the editors relationship to cooking and quilting. She said "there never seems to be enough time to quilt that's why the book is called quick
and easy so we can get back to quilting".   There are recipes from over 100 quilters and include dishes like "Red and White
Chili, Cheeseburger Meatloaf, Crandberry Chicken Bake,  all the way to  pure bliss desserts.

Any new book get's  me excited  especially when it is a gift. I was the luckly  winner of Tiny' hobbyhoekje (blog)  book giveaway, Color and Cloth during the blog hop party giveaway.


This book made me weak in the knee's as I read about the connection between color and cloth. Good writing on color sure does
make a difference and this book does just that. Mary Coyne Penders take you step by step in what you need to know to
answer the question that most of us wonder "what will my quilt look like". She tackles topics as varied as making a color wheel, visual texture and building a fabric collection

The book opened my eyes to the many ways to use color and cloth in my quilts. I like the fact that the book includes skill
building exercises. I have not completed all the workpages but when I do I will beable to use the book as a reference. Although
published in 1989 the book is well worth exploring.

Enjoyed the quilt guild meeting this morning.  There were over 60 quilters attending and I was a new visitor. Now that my workload is reduced I will have time to visit again.

Peace, love, and art,


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