Thursday, November 27, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Well it is time for the third annual Blogathon Canada hosted by Sew Sisters Quilt Shop. Check out these blogs. There are daily giveaways at both the hosts' sites and the store's one- as well as links to other quilters in each province. I've also included a map to help navigate this beautiful country if you are unfamiliar with it. Enjoy!
Monday, November 17 BC Stacey Stacey in Stitches
Monday, November 17 BC Jessica Momiji Studio
Tuesday, November 18 Maritimes Linda Scrapmaster
Tuesday, November 18 Maritimes Linda Stitch Lines
Wednesday, November 19 AB Kelsey Every Day Fray
Wednesday, November 19 AB Leanne She Can Quilt
Thursday, November 20 SK Heather Peace.Love.Quilt
Thursday, November 20 MB Lori Night Owl Quilting
Friday, November 21 QC Josée The Charming Needle
Friday, November 21 Territories Janet Caribou Crossing Chronicles
Saturday, November 22 ON Lorna Sew Fresh Quilts
Saturday, November 22 ON Sandy Upstairs Hobby Room
Friday, November 7, 2014
So many good books have arrived in the mail this fall and I'm hopelessly behind writing about them. This superb Quiltmania release is "2001 Nouveaux Blocs de Patchwork" by acclaimed Japanese quilter Chuck Nohara. While the title is in French the book includes an English translation.
Chuck Nohara set out to design 2001 original quilt blocks. The book is divided into themes such as creatures, furniture, vehicles, seasons, flowers, wreaths, hearts, ribbons, baskets, houses, log cabins, complex 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 patch blocks, hexagons, stars, curved blocks and double wedding rings. It is made up of a combination of colour photos and very precise black and white drawings. The breadth of the book is extraordinary and is a wonderful reference to design your own blocks, resize and rescale CH's blocks as they are or just admire the interesting way the fabrics are combined.
The book also contains a centerfold shot of a sampler quilt made using over 700 of these new blocks in Japanese fabrics for the Tokyo International Quilt Festival. The reverse of this beautiful quilt is in red and white. If you are interested, "2001 Nouveaux Blocs de Patchwork" can be found here. Scroll down and click on the cover to see a detailed preview of the contents. There is also a Flickr group with some beautiful images devoted to Chuck Nohara inspired patchwork... Have a great weekend!