I've been waiting for this day to review this book!
Author Cheryl Lynch contacted me a while ago about reviewing her new book in exchange for getting a free book myself and another one to give away!
Of course I said YES....
This book is SO cute and I really meant to make a small project from the book to show more step by step, but I ran out of time :-(
So here's some pictures instead of the book and of a few of my favorite things.
(makes me sound like Julie Andrews in Sound of Music)
A cute family picture wall hanging with lots of details and buttons and beads etc.
Another one I think is really cute, well I love RED and I recently got into redwork and who doesn't love a cart full of cute puppies? Just adorable.
The book has a full size chart to copy for the redwork and detailed directions about how to assemble the rest.
My daughter also picked out this LOVE quilt. the sign in the midle reads XOXO and it's made out of clay that's painted gold, how clever!!
and in the back are pictures of little wearable adornments, makes me think of the little name sign I wear when I go to guild meetings, I need to add some BLING to it! or make a new one :-)
Cheryl Also signed the front of the book. A Treasure for sure :-)
Now since I didn't make a project I wanted to show what "stuff" I had around to do embellishing.
I used to make a lot of jewelry but don't really do it anymore.
But I still have lots of beads etc.
and these I bought at a quilt expo in raleigh last summer, never opened them :-(
I also have a TON of rubber stamps from when I used to scrapbook a lot.
Now I HAVE made one quilt before with some "bling" and embellishments on it, maybe it was 2 yrs ago? I can't remember now, it was a pattern I bought online and then I was inspired by a lecture at a guild meeting about embellishing.
I made this little city scape quilt, it hangs on the wall behind my long arm machine
I sewed on beads
and flower beads on the bushes in the front.
Are you inspired yet?? want to get this book??
If you want a chance to WIN this book.
Leave a comment for each of these steps.
1. Be a follower of Cheryl's blog
(commenting over there that you came from my site would be great but not required)
2. Be a follower on my blog :-)
3. Tell me if you have ever embellished a quilt before and if so what it was or which one was the most fun to do or your favorite
4. Tell others about this give away- blog, tweet, facebook, email or whatever, I can't check these, but I trust you!
I will draw a winner on friday morning (not sure what time yet, probably around 8am EST) so get your comments in on thursday the latest!
If you are DYING to get this book now or don't win it, you can buy it on amazon here
When you go to Cheryl Lynch's blog you'll also see that several others are doing reviews on this book, so even if you don't win it here, you'll have more chances!
WE HAVE A WINNER!
mr. random picked #6
Linda at Stray Stitches won!