A New Spin on Drunkard’s Path -Inside the Covers
Today is day 12 of the Blog tour for a New spin on Drunkard’s Path – it has been great to see what people are saying about the book and about their own projects that they created. Check at the end of this post for a complete list of the blog tour participants and head on over to their blogs and enter to win a copy of the book and a set of templates!
I thought I would give you a look behind the covers to see what is inside The book has 12 projects ranging from a wall-hanging size quilt (the cover quilt) to quilts for queen size beds. There are also a variety of throw size quilts in the book.
I wanted to make sure that even someone starting out in quilting can find the resources they need to make these quilts
So, for those who might not want to purchase commercial templates there are patterns for templates in the back of the book AND instructions on how to create your own from template plastic
I think that photos demonstrating the various techniques are helpful – so the beginning of the book has detailed photos on various topics.
Cutting and Sewing the Variations
Rest assured there are more pictures detailing the other steps – hey I can’t give everything away, I want you to check it out for yourself in YOUR own copy of the book.
For each project there is a great full-shot of the quilt I made for the book. If certain fabrics were used those are noted. I tried to use fabrics that are drawn from lines that are printed from year to year. Many are solids or tonals, so it will be easy to find colors that work from various companies
I also realize that not everyone might like the exact colors I have used, so for each quilt I have given two different options. Sometimes it is a different color selection, sometimes it might be a suggestion of using one of the other variations, other times it might be showing how it might look in a different size.
Finally – there are detailed piecing diagrams that walk you through making the blocks. Step-by-step, including seam pressing suggestions so that all your seams will nest!!
Yep – there is a lot packed into this book.
Now the good part – the give-away!
US residents will receive a hard copy of the book, International winners will receive an electronic copy. All winners will receive a set of Marti Michell Large Drunkard’s Path templates (they are used for all the quilts in the book) and since it is the last day of the tour and it’s my book – I am going to also throw in a set of Marti Michell Small Drunkard’s Path Templates!!!!
You have a few ways to win!
- Leave a comment below – Answer the question: When you buy a quilting book – what is it that you look for? What makes you say “I HAVE TO HAVE THIS”!
- Want another chance to win? – Click here and sign-up for my newsletter!
AND – don’t forget to visit the other bloggers on the tour and enter to win a copy of the book and a set of templates from their sites!
Head on over to Patrick Lose’s site to see what he has to say today! (He is throwing in some fabric to the give away!
October 7, 2016
Patrick Lose http://www.patricklose.com
Make sure to visit the earlier blog posters and YES – you can still enter to win on their blog! Winners will be chosen this weekend!!
- September 26, 2016
Jenifer Dick www.42quilts.com
- September 28, 2016
Bill Volckening http://willywonkyquilts.blogspot.com
McCall’s Quilting http://www.mccallsquilting.com/blogs/
- September 29, 2016
Teri Lucas https://terificreations.com
Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville.blogspot.com
- September 30, 2016
made by ChrissieD http://madebychrissied.blogspot.com
LoveBug Studios https://lovebugstudios.com/blog/
- October 1, 2016
Kathy Patterson http://hillstreetquilts.blogspot.com
Teresa Coates http://www.crinkledreams.com
- October 2, 2016
Carl Hentsch http://3dogdesignco.blogspot.com
- October 3, 2016
Generation Q Magazine http://generationqmagazine.com
Lisa Calle https://lisacalle.wordpress.com
- October 4, 2016
Linzi Upton https://thequiltquine.wordpress.com
Nicole Daksiewicz www.modernhandcraft.com/blog
- October 5, 2016
Marti Michell http://frommartimichell.blogspot.com
Debby Brown http://higheredhands.blogspot.com
- October 6, 2016
Melody Crust http://melodycrust.blogspot.com/
Kim Niedzwiecki http://www.gogokim.com