I was invited to participate in a "blog tour," in which several bloggers were given copies of a new book to review and give away. The book is "Sew embellished!" by Cheryl Lynch, who is a fellow participant in the Quiltart email list.
It's a beginner's book, focusing on how to construct small quilts that can be embellished with beads, rickrack, buttons, photos, hand-stitching, ribbon and whatnot.
Although it's set up as a project book, with detailed patterns and instructions on how to exactly replicate Cheryl's pieces, I found the most interesting and helpful material in the front of the book, with generic information that people can use with any project. In particular, I liked the directions on how to make buttons and other embellishments out of polymer clay.
If you'd like to put your name in the hat for a copy of Cheryl's book, leave a comment in the next couple of days and I'll choose a winner on Saturday. (I'm sorry we can't ship overseas.)
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Book review -- Sew embellished!
Posted by Kathleen Loomis at 6:09 AM
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Please throw my name in the hat for a chance at Cheryl's book. I have some polymer clay I bought several years ago and didn't do anything with it so I could use the book to show me how to make those buttons!ReplyDelete
I like using different types of embellishments on my quilts. I'd love to have a chance to win the book.ReplyDelete
Winning this book would be awesome! I Love to embellish! Working on a project now. Let the embellishing begin:)ReplyDelete
Would love to win this book, had the opportunity to meet her and she is fabulous.ReplyDelete
The polymer clay buttons sound interesting. . .ReplyDelete
Kathy, I have your blog on my Google Reader, so I read all your posts. I've signed up for numerous of these book give-aways and won't hold my breath...just wanted you to know I read and enjoy your writings!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a book I really need. I want to embellish some small quilts but don't know where to start and when to stop.ReplyDelete
I've got items with which to embellish, so maybe this book would inspire me to use them.ReplyDelete
Thanks for participating in the book blog tour. The book has been very well recieved by both novices and expereinced quilters who like to personalize their quilts and add all sorts of bits and pieces.ReplyDelete
2nd try since my first post didn't seem to make it.ReplyDelete
I love to embellish and work with polymer clay and one can never have too many buttons!
Looks like a cool book! I would love a chance to win it!ReplyDelete
Sounmds like an interesting book! I too have a lot of polymer clay, and don't make much with it. I like the idea of using it on quilts! Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyDelete
Toss my name in the hat!ReplyDelete
I'm a beginner so this book is right up my alley. Thank you for putting it up for grabs!ReplyDelete
This looks like a fabulous book for inspiration. Thanks so much for a great blog and a chance to win this book.ReplyDelete
Please throw my name in the hat for the drawing of Cheryl's book. I'm slowly gathering items to make a crazy quilt and know that Cheryl's book would be a big help as have never worked on an embellishment project.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. I am enjoying adding embroidery and beading to my quilts lately, and plan to continue with this trend.ReplyDelete
Cheryl is a wonderful, creative quilter. Her book on embellishment should be fun and inspiring.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the great giveaway, would love to add this wonderful book to my collection. Love your foodie blog!Yum!ReplyDelete
Oh, this book looks inspiring! Would love to have it.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a fun book-getting to learn a few more techniques. It's always nice to see ideas from others!ReplyDelete
You can never have enough books to show you how to do more stuff with your art! Would love to win one, and Kathy, I read your blog daily, its one of my favorites.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the opportunity to win this inspiring book !ReplyDelete
This book looks interesting. I like the idea of making polymer clay buttons.ReplyDelete
Would love to get a copy of the book to share w/ the Girl Scout Quilting program I'm trying to evergreen...this is the fun stuff that keeps the girls interested.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance.
tracydvr at comcast dot net
Any book that teaches technique and information is worth having.ReplyDelete
I might be too late, but I love your current post and the photo story of how your quilt is coming together! And your post on art and design ... Thank you for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
paulamb at shaw dot ca
Paula -- sorry to say you are too late. the winner was Angela Grasse and the book is on its way to her. thank you all for reading, and I wish I had a bunch more goodies to give away!ReplyDelete