You've probably noticed in blogland that there's a party going on! Seems everybody is talking about Jacquie and Katie's new book. You might also have noticed that I am NOWHERE on the list of hotshots that should be talking! Did that stop me? Ah.........NOT! You see, I love the book soooo much that I was going to talk about it anyway! Then, out of the blue last night Jacquie wrote to me and asked if she could use one of my pictures on her blog today. SO.......I asked her if I could join the party this weekend and brag about her book too. (Like was she going to say, NO? Hello!!!) Now, most of you have been around long enough to KNOW that I don't push books, fabric lines, etc. Yeah, I have some favorites, and you've heard about them, but a book? Not so much! (Probably because I have enough goofy ideas of my own to fill a book or two...........just not enough ambition to write one!!) BUT, I LOVE Jacquie and Katie's new book, Quilting Modern:
There are so many ideas in this book that I could go on forever! And, it's not like you have to make the items as they are in the book! You can just use the concepts and make whatever you want! That, my friends is the beauty of this book!!!!!! Just take a look at this next picture:
I so wish you could se the quilting too! It's amazing! Not only could you use this concept for a quilt, like the picture, but you could also use it for placemats, doll quilts, and more. I'm thinking of various colors with white (I suppose you already guessed that though, huh??) Then there is this:
I already used that concept for one of my latest pincushions and it looks nothing like those pillows! Look:
But, my very favorite in the whole book is this:
I absolutely ADORE that quilt!!! I wish you all could see this picture up close! The quilting is amazing and the concept is so unique! It's called, "Add it Up" and what an appropriate name! Wow! Just WOW!
I did make the placemats that were in the book too and I've showed them to you before! Remember?
I also made something else, but right now, I'm saving it for a secret swap so I don't want to "spill the beans" so I can't show you! It turned out pretty cool too and was a ball to make.
So there you have it! Party time! Do yourself a favor and get yourself the book too! I guarantee you won't be disappointed! There's also a Flickr group for things made from it right here...go look!