It has been a fun week on the "A Flair For Fabric" Blog Hop! Thanks to all of the blog hoppers so far and to you for following along. You can see the details for the blog hop here and here.
Today we welcome, Janet Nesbitt, to the hop. She is posting on the Henry Glass blog for today.
Janet and the other Henry Glass designers, Dana Brooks, Linda Lum DeBono, Mary Ellen Von Holt and Leanne Anderson, had a lot of fun meeting everyone at the book signing at Quilt Market a few weeks ago. She is working on some new collections for Henry Glass. All of her beautiful collections can be seen on the Henry Glass website.
[L-R: Dana Brooks, Linda Lum DeBono, Mary Ellen Von Holt, Janet Nesbitt, Leanne Anderson]
Janet is the special guest today on the "A Flair For Fabric" book tour. Take it away Janet.
"A Flair For Fabric" - A new release!
This book has excellent tips on how to mix fabrics as well as 14 great, wide ranging projects, including:
“Posy Pot Heat Bag” by Annie Downs, perfect for heating up and putting on your tired shoulder or neck after a day of piecing!
“Days Gone By” by Little Quilts which makes me remember my Grandma and the quilts she made for my dolls, although none were nearly as nice as this!
my quilt, “Starburst Maple Delight”
As well as many more!
When I’m piecing, I often use a phrase of my mom’s “it’s good enough for who it’s for” since many of, what we might think of as our “piecing deficiencies”, will either press out, or quilt out, or simply just not be that noticeable after the quilt is completed. In other words, I don’t sweat the small stuff if my seams aren’t precisely matched and my points pointy! But color is a different matter and if there’s an offending piece of fabric that continues to jump out at me after I’ve “let it rest” on the floor over night, then out comes the seam ripper! But only you can decide what you can live with! You quilt for your enjoyment, so ENJOY!! And I know you’re absolutely going to enjoy this book!
Another thing you might enjoy as well, is this fabulous prize!! A bundle of Annie Down’s “About a Boy About a Girl” Fabric!!
All you have to do, is comment here and tell me:
“Do you like to piece with a select number of fabrics, or are you a scrap quilter, or do you swing both ways?“ and you will be automatically entered to win!! Deadline: Friday, November 28, 2014 at midnight.
And even better, there are lots more days to “hop around”, pick up additional tips, and enter to win even more fabulous prizes!! You won’t want to miss a day, so check out the schedule below, have fun and thanks for helping us support this worthy cause!
This Monday, Linda Lum DeBono will be talking about "A Flair For Fabric" on the American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast . Tune in at 4 p.m. EST to listen!