As some of you may know, I’m fortunate enough to make my living editing craft books. Someone has to do it, but I sometimes can’t believe I’m one of the lucky few who read craft books and work with craft authors every day.
One book I worked on recently was The Quilter’s Appliqué Workshop by Kevin Kosbab. In it, the author explores three different appliqué methods—raw-edge appliqué, prepared-edge appliqué, and needle-turn appliqué—and presents projects using each.
For this particular book, I didn’t actually see the projects until I received a copy of the printed book. And I love them! The style is modern with a retro feel. And even though I’ve done only raw-edge appliqué to this point, I definitely want to try my hand at the other two methods, too.
Another favorite project of mine features these pillows. The trees are needle-turned and the tree centers are hand embroidered. For me, a project like this is just about slowing down and taking the time to do some hand work. I enjoy it when I’m doing it, but it seems hand projects rarely make it to the top of my to-do list. This pillow might be the exception…
The exciting news is I have an extra copy of this book to give away to one of my blog readers! Just comment on this blog post by midnight EST on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. One person will be chosen at random on June 12, 2014 to receive a copy of The Quilter’s Appliqué Workshop by Kevin Kosbab absolutely free! This contest is open to everyone—family, friends, and non-quilters alike. Your comment can be anything—say hello, state your favorite kind of appliqué, or just share something about a project you’re working on now. To leave a comment, you do need to include your e-mail address, but only I will be able to see your e-mail; it won’t appear in the comments.
And we have a winner! Peg, it’s you! I’ll be e-mailing you to ask for your address. Thanks to all who entered—I really appreciate it!