Yay!! Today is my day to review my dear friend Victoria's new book!! First I must say that I truly LOVE this book and for many reasons... Just look at this cover... this just sucks you in...
But having known Victoria and her style and her drive to create, this book not only inspires others, but will having you sifting through your scraps immediately.
I was honored to have quilted many of the quilts in this book too! So I was able to see them up close and personal.
Here we are at Quilt Market for the launch of her book... Yahoo! She is personally autographing my copy. I have read it and love it!
I especially love the beginning where she speaks of her grandmother. There is always someone in our lives that touches us in a special way and this is a great story of Victoria and her grandmother.
The book showcases quilts from Victoria and her "made fabric". It is a great improvisational way to make a quilt and use up your scraps. The best part are the results that it yields.
You will find many quilts that incorporate traditional designs with made fabric. This quilt is a stunning example, don't you think?
Two of my favorite colors to work with are pink and green. A couple of years ago, Victoria had a mini retreat in her loft. We all brought along scrap fabric and put them in a HUGE pile. Throughout the 3 days we all picked through and made many different projects.
Here is mine...
The focal point is Mary. This is a piece of fabric that Victoria had made on Spoonflower and had given to each of us to use. I decided to make a mini quilt with it as the focal point using mostly pinks and greens.
Then I proceeded to create "made fabric" and border Mary with this fabric.
Wonky piano keys surround Mary. This process is fun and really has fantastic results.
I encourage you all to give it a try. Break out the scraps... just dump them on the floor like a pile of fall leaves and JUMP right in!!!
This book will give you the chance to spread your wings and fly with your scraps! If you would like to purchase a copy you can get one in my shop here, all the proceeds will go to Victoria's charity City Harvest.
But you can enter to win a copy of 15 Minutes of Play by leaving a comment on this post and tell me what color you use most in your quilting projects.
All U.S. entries are eligible for a hard copy of the book and International entries will be eligible for an electronic copy.
The giveaway will remain open through December 11, 2012.
Don't forget to go to all the other blogs on the tour to enter as well.
Until Next Time...