Oh I do so love a good book to review. I was thrilled when Sam Hunter from over there yonder at Hunter's Design Studio asked me to be a part of her blog tour, because I LOVE the idea of a quilt book full of WORDS!
Quilt Talk contains paper-pieced patterns for a full alphabet, complete with letters, numbers, special characters and accents so you can spell whatever you can dream up! You can even spell things if you live in places with exotic hats on their a's, because clever Sam has included umlauts, tildas, cedillas, circumflexes, accutes, and graves. (Don't you love the word umlat?)
On top of all that Sam has included a dozen lovely projects ranging from placemats on through to bed sized quilts, that you can customize with your own wordy sayings.
I personally am a fan of this one:
Thinking that I may well whip one of those up for the wall behind our bed. Damo may not be so into it.
The exciting news I have for you is that Sam is giving each stop on her blog tour the pattern for one of the buckets on the front cover of the book! You can hop along and see everyone on the tour and get every colour to make for your sewing area. How fun is that!
My stop on the tour is Blue. You can download the instructions here to paper piece the word, and the bucket construction here. You will only need the instructions for the bucket once as they are all the same, it's just the instructions for the words that are different.
The next good news is that I have a copy of the book to give away! Yep a real hard copy one too, not a PDF download. Leave a comment on this post saying what word or words you might piece if you were piecing a wordy quilt. The winner will be drawn 5pm October 18, Sydney time.
Happy Tuesday peeps! xx