Friday, October 28, 2011

Pretty in Patchwork: Doll Quilts ~ Review and Giveaway!

   by Cathy Gaubert.

I am so excited to have been part of the journey of this book, and was thrilled to have even been asked to contribute in the first place, and then to have my submission published!

Jacob's Ladder Doll Quilt

Cathy Gaubert, the author, and Amanda Carestio, from Lark Crafts (Sterling Publishing), have been wonderful to work with, and all of 18 other designers were incredibly helpful and supportive.  Truly, contributing to a book is such a fun way to get to know so many other interesting and talented quilters.

My contribution to the book is Jacob's Ladder; a Doll Quilt version of a traditional quilt pattern using modern fabrics and finished to measure just 22.5 inches square.  Loads of tiny piecing, and as you can see, I've had fun with the quilting!  Of course, you'll find the details in the book!

To celebrate the release of the Pretty in Patchwork: doll quilts book, the ladies over at Sew Mama Sew are sponsoring a Doll Quilt Contest.   This sounds like fun, and the prizes up for grabs are indeed awesome.  You'll find all the details here:  Sew Mama Sew Doll Quilt Contest  and the relevant Flickr Group:  Lark Doll Quilt Contest.  I hope you will join in!

Ticker Tape Quilt by Cathy Gaubert
Image from Pretty in Patchwork  book by Cathy Gaubert

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And one more thing ...  let's celebrate with a book giveaway!
Here is your chance to win a copy of Pretty in Patchwork: Doll Quilts by Cathy GaubertI have one copy of the book to give away to one lucky reader.  To be in the draw all you have to do is leave a comment on this post  (please ensure that an email address is available on your profile or is included in your comment - NO EMAIL ADDRESS = NO VALID ENTRY).  International visitors are very welcome to enter!  One comment per person/email address will be eligible to enter the draw.

The draw will take place at 11 am (AEDT ) on Monday 31 October 2011, at which time comments to this post will be closed. The winner will be announced here the same day, and will also be contacted by email.
The book will be shipped directly to the winner by Lark Crafts (Sterling Publishing).

Aaaah ... lengthy post but, as always, thank you for stopping by!