Giveaway - Scrap Quilt Secrets

Giveaway - Scrap Quilt Secrets

Yay! it's my turn on the Scrap Book Secrets blog hop.  Scrap Quilt Secrets is the new book by  Diane Knott of Butterfly Threads blog.  Her blog is full of beautiful quilts and handy tips presented in a friendly cheery way. This book has very much the same happy and helpful vibe. When I received my copy of the book to review I jotted down notes as I read.  As I re-read them to write this post I thought why not just share them with you as they are. So here goes - this is what I like about Scrap Quilt Secrets: Clever S.C.R.A.P.S formula - different chapters based on Style, Contrast, Repetition, Accent colours, Palette and Selvedges 16 great quilts- all very different from each other using a wide range of techniques, different colour palettes  and a variety of  styles from modern, folk, traditional. medallion, repetitive block quilts. Great for both beginners or advanced. Each quilt has a skill level indicater but I think the patterns are so clearly explaine

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Book hop and swap cards

Book hop and swap cards

The secret is out!! Scrap Quilt Secrets that is. This is the super new book by Diane Knott of Butterfly Threads Quilting . As the name suggests it's a collection of clever quilt patterns plus tips and ideas for using up those ever growing piles of scraps that most of us have lurking in our sewing rooms. I wont say too much because I'll be back next week for my turn on the blog hop. In the mean time you can follow along the Scrap Quilt Secrets trail by visiting all these great blogs. You'll also have a chance to win a copy of of the book each day.  3/21    C&T Blog  http://www.ctpub.com/blog/ with Diane (that’s me) www. butterflythreadsquilting.com 3/22    Bonnie Hunter  http://quiltville.blogspot. com/ 3/23    Lori   http://humblequilts.blogspot. com/ 3/24    Karen  http://nanagirlquilts. blogspot.com/    3/25    Audrey  http://quiltyfolk.blogspot. com/ 3/26    Pat Sloan  http://blog.patsloan.com/ 3/27    Valerie   http://myplvl.blogspot.co

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Up Up and Away

Up Up and Away

Early one morning Mr Daisy and I drove out to an airport on the outskirts of town so that he could do something he has talked about for a long, long time. A vintage aircraft joy flight. The plane was a 1930's Tiger Moth. It didn't take long for him to be securely strapped in and I was reassured by his big smile and enthusiastic thumbs up. After just a couple of turns of the propeller  the engine kicked over, and they were off down the runway... and soon making their way across the clear blue skies! With my feet firmly on the ground I found a cool spot under a gum tree and pulled out the latest edition of Simply Moderne . It's the 4th edition and I swear each issue seems more action packed and colourful than the last.  How perfect that the cover quilt looks like a birds eye view, as though we're flying over a pretty town. Round the Garden was designed by Wendy Williams of Flying Fish Kits. I predict it will be a popul

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