i was asked recently by carolyn forster if i would like to take part in her Utility Quilting Blog Tour and i was happy to say yes !
the publishers of carolyn's new book sent me a copy in the mail and when i opened it i was immediately attracted to it because of the hydrangeas on the cover, many of you know they are among my favourite flowers in all their different forms.
carolyn's book 'Utility Quilting' discusses the various methods and options of easy ways to quickly hand quilt your quilts and i think for many of us it will be a valuable addition to the books we collect. i would suggest that it is a great book for beginners and those who mainly machine stitch their quilt tops ! there is one i particularly love, French Linen Quilt, very simple, but with the use of some of the really gorgeous fabrics that are available and the simple cross hatching in the centre with the lovely cable borders.
this book has many pages of good and clear instruction and most of the projects are attractive and simple well known patterns that will be good to play with using fabrics of your choice, and we all have such a great choice these days.
carolyn is having a giveaway over on her blog if you leave a comment before march 2nd, and there is a list of the other bloggers taking part in this tour, i was first on the list ! welcome to any new visitors to 'broderie', hope you will be back !
marion brought these hydrangeas to me on saturday
i had a weekend with my stitching groups and friends, both on saturday and sunday and i will share with you some of the stitching visions
simone's version of the big blooms quilt
it looks good in the red and white with the grey tinge in the squares
more red and white, jan is embellishing this with some simple embroidery
this is part of a project we are all involved in, more on that later
busy hands all round the table
i am off now to sandwich a couple of quilts for friends !
enjoy the postings on the other blogs talking about carolyn's book and thanks for the opportunity to be part of this tour.