Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Love Affair

Remember this quilt?  From this previous post?
It's called Zig Zag Beach and it was selected as a winner in Gyleen Fitzgerald's Challenge to our local quilt guild.  I'm now thrilled to share her new book with you, and if you check out page 89, you'll see my quilt!
It's the first time any of my quilts have been published, so while it's not earth-shattering to the general public, it's a big deal for me and I just had to share it with you.

The other two quilts were made by two fellow members of our quilt guild, Betty Maxwell and Deb Dom, and I'm sure they are as excited as I am to see their quilts published as well.  Congratulations!

Gyleen's new book is called "Polygon Affair, So Easy You'll Fall in Love" Contemporary Quilt Designs for the Modern World.  If you haven't read it yet, you should.

This isn't your ordinary quilt book of just quilt patterns.  It is also filled with love stories.  The entire book is built on and around LOVE.  Stories and pictures of LOVE, quilts about LOVE...  Better than a romance novel, especially if you're a quilter.  And it's hard cover, to boot!  A great addition to any quilt lovers library.

All of the quilts in this book were made using Gyleen's Polygon tools and I'm amazed at all the different things you can make with these rulers.  And without the dreaded "Y" seam!  Learning Gyleen's Butterfly Seam technique is worth the price of the book in itself!

If you live in my local area, you can find the book at Needles Quilt Shop here in Wellsboro, or you can find it on Gyleen's website, Colourful Stitches.


1 comment:

  1. I agree this is a fantastic book! I love your modern quilt and will go back again and look it up.


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