Monday, July 8, 2013



It's time for quilt book giveaway #2! I recently had the pleasure of editing Tara Darr's latest book on wool appliqué and patchwork quilts. As most of you know, I'm a huge wool fan, so it was a thrill working on this project with Tara and I'm so delighted with the results.

In the book, Tara shows you how to spice up your quilts with a cozy mix of wool hexagons, stars, blooms, and much more. The designs are a great way to put your scrap basket of cotton and wool fabrics to use! Whether you love the classic charm of the Rose of Sharon block, the delightful whimsy of Dresden Plates, or the twinkling splendor of Texas Stars, you'll find the perfect project in this medley of 11 small scrappy projects. Yes, all of the quilts are delightfully small! Here's a glimpse of the back cover, which showcases snippets of the book projects:

The book not only contains projects but a handy wool appliqué primer covering all the basics you'll need to create beautiful wool-on-cotton quilts. I regularly receive emails from blog readers with questions about working with wool. This section should be a terrific resource for those of you who are interested in working with this wondrous fiber. If you'd like to find out more about Tara's book, go to the Kansas City Star Quilt books website here

I'd like to give away a copy of this book, which is a must-have for any wool lover! To help spread the wealth, I'll also draw a second name this time, and that winner will receive eight 5" squares of some of my favorite wools picked from my own wool stash (PLEASE NOTE: the wool will be the second winner's prize, not a copy of the book as I only have one of the books to give away). Anyone can enter this giveaway. You do NOT have to be an official Blogger follower who shows up in the follower list in my blog sidebar at right, but if you are an official Blogger follower, you are welcome to a second entry as a thank you for your support--simply enter a SEPARATE comment telling me you're an official follower. To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment telling me what kinds of wool projects you like or would like to make. If you have any favorite tips for working with wool, please share those as well so that other blog visitors may learn from your wisdom. International entries are welcome. This giveaway will end on this Thursday, July 11, at NOON central time. I'll draw the winner randomly and announce the name that evening. The winner will then have until Friday, July 12, at midnight central time to contact me with her/his mailing address. If I don't hear from him/her by then, I will draw another name. Best of luck to all who enter!