Quilt blog entries Tagged as 'books'
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I used to be afraid of applique because the first time I tried it, I didn’t know the right tools to help me along the way; I was making a starfish pincushion with appliqued leaves on it; my poor little leaves were so frayed and my stitches were all over the place! If only I had The Quilter's Applique Workshop by Kevin Kosbab back then to ease my fears...lol.
During my quest to find a non-sewing machine related project, I ventured into the world of hand piecing. I rifled through my stack of books for just the right project. I came across the Amuse-Bouche pillow in 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks by Katy Jones. While I love the bright and fun colors that she uses throughout her book (it's one of the things that sucked me in, in fact!), I decided to do a much more neutral palette. I used a combination of Neutral Love II and Golden Age. Golden Age has some of my absolute favorite prints! And Neutral Love II contains fabrics that coordinate really well with Golden Age (and many others as well).
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When we received the samples for our Neutral Love II collection I knew right away I had to have one if not several things made out of it. When I was reviewing the book Vintage Quilt Revival I thought exactly the same thing so I thought why not put them together and see what comes of it. Somebody did that with peanut butter and chocolate and look at how much better the world is now!
During my time here, I’ve learned many essential tips to what it means to be a quilter and what are major necessities when quilting. A quilter’s stash is especially important! After seeking advice from my coworkers who are avid quilters, it seemed like a great idea to create a collection that would be a stash building collection. So I first created Neutral Love, with the intention of it being solely neutral colored prints; blacks, browns, greys, tans, creams, etc. Neutral Love was a great hit by our customers, so it was a no brainer to bring it back. Or at least bring the concept back...so Neutral Love II was created!