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I'm excited to be part of the Quick & Easy Quilts blog tour. As soon as I received my copy I sat down and spent time admiring the 20 beautiful projects. I even made notes on which ones I want to make and which fabric I would use!
I really love Lynne's style and have followed her blog Lily's Quilts for as long as I've been quilting. The projects in the book are all beautifully photographed by Jan Baldwin and there are great illustrations by Bess Harding. It's really helpful to have pictures and diagrams, it makes the instructions so clear and I like seeing full photographs of each finished project.
I was so inspired and just had to make the 'Gypsy Cushion', it's a good size at 17" and there's something so homely and pleasing about a circular cushion!
The book helpfully contains full size templates, I'm often put off other patterns by the thought of having to mess around enlarging templates, and it meant I could start sewing right away! I made a photocopy of the template, cut it out and glued it to thick card so I could rotary cut all the wedges. The hardest part was thinking about the direction of these fussy cut vintage ladies.
I added some hand quilting with black perle thread and used a cheater patchwork print for the sides and back. The instructions are really clear and it was quick to make!
Lynne is an experienced quilter, the 'Equipment and Materials' and 'Techniques' sections of the book are excellent for beginners and there are tips for quilters of all abilities. It is definitely a book written by a quilter for quilters and Lynne has created 20 gorgeous projects that you will want to sew. The 'Under My Umbrella' quilt is next on my list.
I think the publishers Kyle Books have done a fabulous job too - as a book lover I really like the textured cover, the fact it is hard back and the way it's been bound means that the pages easily lie flat, a big bonus when you're following a pattern!
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The giveaway is open internationally, it will end on Monday 18th April and the winner will be chosen by random.org.
You will not win if I can't contact you so for the love of a good book please check you are not 'no reply' and leave your email in the comment e.g. modernquilting (at) quiltymail (dot) com
Good luck and to check out the other stops on the blog tour click here!