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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Imagine Quilts Book Review.

I haven't done very much quilting this week.
I am sorry to say that there isn't much to show.
I did revive a project I started... Sail Away.
I began building more boats!

(I keep thinking of the Lucky Charms commercial...
I think I will build a boat and Sail Away)

Not a lot of progress yet... but I am ready to go!

 I do have a book review to share today.
The book is by Martingale Publishers.
It's called Imagine Quilts by Dana Bolyard.
You might know her from the Old Red Barn Co. blog.

You can find a great interview with  Pat Sloan featuring Dana here
and there is another great interview on Stitch This... 
I know you are going to enjoy getting to know Dana. 
Her book is really down to earth easy to follow.
She takes you by the hand and guides you through some of the 
basic techniques... but adds her little twist... and
before you know it, you have a little extra confidence
to try something new... and maybe even create
something "outside the box".
Dana Bolyard
Dana's suggestions:

1. Get inspired by your fabric stash
2. Use common techniques in new ways
3. Look around for inspiration—it’s everywhere!
4. Break the rules and have fun

Here are a few of the quilt projects in her book.

This is a version of her cover quilt in completely different colors!
Isn't it fun?
There is 11 projects in the book... 
this one is my favorite...
This one is first on my list to make for a 
little baby boy that was born yesterday!

I think you will enjoy Imagine Quilts and Dana too!
You can find her book at Martingale or at Amazon.
(photography by Brent Kane)

4 friends stopped by to chat:

Carrie P. said...

those sail boats are going to be so cute. I think that new book looks great. I just love the cover quilt.

paulette said...

WOW!! This looks like an awesome book!! Thanks for the review!! Your sailboats look fun to sew on a hot summer day...

GranthamLynn said...

Looks like an awesome book.
Thanks for sharing.

Jeanna said...

Very interesting Sinta. Thank you for introducing us to Dana and this new book.