13 Feb The Modern Appliqué Workbook!
Have you ever tried appliqué and been frustrated by it and the results you got? Well, Jenifer Dick, author of The Modern Appliqué Workbook was too. But she kept at it and found a method that she loves and that works for her. Now, she is sharing that method with everyone! I think it is fantastic that Jenifer starts out her book by telling that story. I bet a lot of people can relate to her experience.
This book is packed with thorough explanations and lots of detail. Jenifer doesn’t just tell you what tools to use, she explains why. The book also includes lots of options and great discussions of threads and stitches and lots more.
And the projects are great! Most of them are fairly small, which I think is perfect for a book like this where you are trying new techniques. Reading the book had me itching to set aside my current projects and try one of hers, but I’m being good… for now.
But look, this little Fish quilt even has bias appliqué! Sigh…
Another of my favorites from the book is this Kisses quilt. Such a perfect baby quilt, but I can also imagine making a smaller mini quilt from the block.
Jenifer and Stash Books are giving away a copy of the book (international entries are welcome, but an international winner will receive an e-book)! So, leave a comment here by February 21 and I’ll pick a random winner. Please don’t forget to include your email address. You can’t win if I can’t find you!
Visit Jenifer at 42quilts.com and visit the others on the blog tour for more about the book and more chances to win! If you can’t wait, you can order an autographed copy of the book here or a regular copy here. Good luck!
SEW RED HOTPosted at 00:36h, 27 February
I'd love to learn a great method for applique. I have had too many bad experiences! thanks for the giveaway!
Karrie SPosted at 18:08h, 21 February
Thanks for the chance to win! I would love a copy of this book to learn how to applique! firstname.lastname@example.org
ElleePosted at 11:23h, 21 February
I'm eager to learn new techniques from Jenifer's book. — soparkaveataoldotcom
Pattie CrumPosted at 21:26h, 20 February
I need to do more applique, this might get me motivated.
quiltoniaPosted at 17:43h, 20 February
This is a "have 2 have" book so thanks for the drawing.
DanaK ~ WaterPennyPosted at 15:28h, 20 February
Oh, I'll definitely have to check this out. thanks for sharing!
DianePosted at 04:36h, 20 February
I'm trying to learn how to appliqué and this book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
Sandra CooperPosted at 23:42h, 19 February
I would love to have some more instruction on applique. I can relate to the frustration part of the story!
AmyPosted at 22:21h, 19 February
Just LOVE the modern quilt movement and would really enjoy seeing the applique in this book. Thanks for sharing your blog…always like to see what everyone is doing.
LisaPosted at 19:41h, 19 February
I am really having fun on this blog hop finding all new inspiration from this book! Fingers crossed! Comlisajohnson(at)gmail.com great review!
AliciaPosted at 13:21h, 19 February
Love the fishy quilt and its quilting.
DebraKay NeimanPosted at 06:28h, 19 February
I am teaching myself to applique. I would love a copy of this book. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com
roberta millPosted at 19:09h, 18 February
I love a chance to win! I keep thinking about an applique project and then I move on to a piecing project. Thanks!
nicolesenderPosted at 08:21h, 18 February
I would love to win this book. I need to improve my applique technique!
Susan StantonPosted at 22:41h, 17 February
What a nice review of the book. I'm like you, I want to put everything down and start an applique project.
yoyopattycakes at hotmail.com
DonnaPosted at 21:27h, 17 February
Would love to learn a new technique that seems so versatile! Have seen such lovely appliqued pieces, but never had gotten the courage to really "go for it!".
DeborahPosted at 19:45h, 17 February
I want to do this! I feel I've mastered piecing and now I want to tackle applique. I hope I win!!
Doc SPosted at 19:19h, 17 February
I feel spring coming with these lovely examples. Wow!
mjbPosted at 17:05h, 17 February
I love that kiss quilt
LoPosted at 15:24h, 17 February
I'm just beginning to explore modern appliqué, and this book would be a great help. Thank you for the opportunity to win!
Barb and SharonPosted at 05:14h, 17 February
I'd love to learn an easier way to appliqué!
SuzePosted at 03:17h, 17 February
This looks like a fantastic book – thanks for a chance to win what appears to be an innovative book!
AMMPosted at 02:13h, 17 February
I have not tried appliqué but would love to. This looks like it would be a great resource.
Terry H.Posted at 21:22h, 15 February
I love the fish quilt. Love Jennifer and all she does. Winning this book would be fun. Thanks for being part of this blog hop.
Allison CPosted at 19:53h, 15 February
This looks like such a fun book!
JoPosted at 19:06h, 15 February
The more I see of this book, the more I would love a copy! Thanks for the chance.
Sherry VFPosted at 14:38h, 15 February
Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to have Jenifer's applique book. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com
AliPosted at 05:54h, 15 February
I am so nervous about applique! Not for wall quilts, but to use in real life? I'd love this book!
PT in SCPosted at 04:44h, 15 February
I love applique, always looking for new ideas…count me in…Thanks!
LynnPosted at 03:24h, 15 February
I need major help with applique since I have started my dear jane and have never done applique before!
CindyPosted at 03:13h, 15 February
Loving this book and the ideas in it. Please put me on the giveaway list!
scottyloverPosted at 02:58h, 15 February
This book looks intriguing! Please count me in!
DebPosted at 01:59h, 15 February
Can't wait to see this book! Thanks-
GingerPosted at 22:39h, 14 February
This book looks great! Can't wait to see it in person
Newbie JenPosted at 19:47h, 14 February
This book looks fantastic. I really enjoyed her previous books too. I can't wait to see what else this one has in it.
ElisaPosted at 18:45h, 14 February
I would really like to get my hands on this book. It's great to learn new ways of doing something.
JeanPosted at 16:38h, 14 February
Sew much to learn, thanks for sharing
BethPosted at 15:35h, 14 February
This looks like a really fun book. And it's not often remarked upon, but I think Jennifer has a great sense of color–I get a lot of inspiration from the color choices in her projects.
SIMPLESEWPosted at 12:47h, 14 February
I need this book for the modern touch…… Stop by my blog and share a love story and read others.. Happy Valentines..
Pam SchoessowPosted at 11:33h, 14 February
I love appliqué and I would live this book!
Tabitha KeenerPosted at 08:44h, 14 February
Count me in, I really want this book! I love what I've seen so far, and I need schooled! 🙂 Thanks
ElleePosted at 06:21h, 14 February
My applique needs all the help it can get. This book would be of great benefit for sure. — soparkaveataoldotcom
Tami CPosted at 06:21h, 14 February
I love the look of applique so much and I'd love how to do it. I'm still a beginner and have just tried a little. Would love to win Jenifer's book! Thanks for the chance!
Hitch and ThreadPosted at 06:05h, 14 February
I love applique but could do with some pointers.
JoniPosted at 03:59h, 14 February
I could really use Jenifer's book. Applique and I have never had a good project outcome! Thank you for the opp!
LovePosted at 02:42h, 14 February
Thanks–would love to learn an easy way to do it. It seems like such a challenge!
A-SquaredPosted at 01:50h, 14 February
Love the modern approach to appliqué. Looking forward to trying some of the techniques and designs.
SharPosted at 01:46h, 14 February
This looks like a great book. I have to do a quilt like this! sharshawns2(at)gmail(dot)com It is also in my profile.
tracy_aPosted at 01:04h, 14 February
This looks like something I could really use – I'd love to see it in person!
Angelina S.Posted at 00:27h, 14 February
Color me intrigued!
figure8angel AT gmail DOT com
Parthena's Creative LifePosted at 00:19h, 14 February
I would love this book! How cool! email@example.com
AfquiltPosted at 23:15h, 13 February
Would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!
Cat LadyPosted at 23:02h, 13 February
You are right, the Kisses quilt is adorable. Thanks for the review and the chance to win.
Beth BuningPosted at 22:51h, 13 February
The little fish quilt is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win.
Beth – firstname.lastname@example.org
Purl ButtonsPosted at 22:50h, 13 February
Delightful! I can't wait to get a copy of this book. It is calling out to me!
GillPosted at 21:44h, 13 February
I love the kisses quilt and the cover quilt too!
the running harePosted at 21:36h, 13 February
I haven't tried applique yet, so need something to get me inspired!
LisaPosted at 21:34h, 13 February
What a fun fun book and I'm loving this blog tour! Thanks for the chance!
lisamcgriff (at) Hotmail (Dot) Com
Melissa GerberPosted at 20:55h, 13 February
What a fun book! I love the fishes quilt.
snausages22Posted at 20:48h, 13 February
Please enter me in your giveaway for this fantastic book!
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
SarahPosted at 20:40h, 13 February
I love your quilts (I made a quilt with crow silhouettes using your Traffic Pattern quilt pattern) because I love scenes in quilts. And you have many! This book looks like pictures can be made easier and I have another quilt project in mind!
Lisa EPosted at 20:21h, 13 February
I have a love/hate relationship with applique. This book looks like it could be a big help. Thanks!
TamiePosted at 19:41h, 13 February
I think this book would be a great addition to my library. Thanks for participating in the tour.
Little Island QuiltingPosted at 19:15h, 13 February
Ooooh, I went and checked her blog out and then discovered that you were the creator of the rather fabulous flowers in glass vase appliqué quilt. Very impressed I was 🙂
Rhonda DavisPosted at 19:03h, 13 February
I could use this book about now! I'm fascinated with applique and hexies…they play so well together. Thanks for the chance to win Jenifer's new book!
Janet MPosted at 18:39h, 13 February
I'm in love with the "Kisses" quilt! I like what I've seen so far from this book. Thanks for the chance to win.
KathiePosted at 18:37h, 13 February
Thank you for the opportunity to win this book . . . it's just what I need right now :-)!
barbara woodsPosted at 18:36h, 13 February
would love to win , thanks
Shanna of Fiber of All SortsPosted at 17:53h, 13 February
Oh something to make this easier. . I can't wait to see it. Thanks for being part of this awesome line up.
DebraKay NeimanPosted at 17:06h, 13 February
Bias Applique … I have to have a copy of this book, thanks for the chance to win…new follower. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com
Lisa MariePosted at 17:00h, 13 February
Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!
Shawn KlinknerPosted at 15:41h, 13 February
This seems like a fantastic resource for those wanting to learn applique. I am excited to check it out!
PamPosted at 15:25h, 13 February
This is a great book. I like doing the blog tour it lets me find all the wonderful blogs out there
MJPosted at 15:20h, 13 February
Great book, thank for doing the giveaway. I do traditional applique, need lots of time, this looks lovely, a fresh take and new skills.
JoyceLMPosted at 15:13h, 13 February
I'd love to win this book – my 2014 goal is learn machine applique. Thanks.
AnnaPosted at 14:13h, 13 February
I really like the look of this book! I'm probably going to have to buy it if I don't win 🙂
(If I commented twice could you delete one? My iPad glitched Out and the comment I had half written up disappeared… Not sure if it posted or is just gone! Thanks :))
carriePosted at 13:55h, 13 February
This looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the chance to win!
BrendaPosted at 13:50h, 13 February
thanks for the chance to win!
delaineelliottPosted at 13:48h, 13 February
Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks.
Jennifer FullertonPosted at 13:43h, 13 February
I just heard about this book yesterday. It sound so interesting. I'd love to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for the chance to win one!
sandiPosted at 13:35h, 13 February
I am learning applique' and this book would be a great help. I really like her fish quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.
Tonya StewartPosted at 13:35h, 13 February
I would love to win this book …I really could use some cool ideas and this book looks like it fits the bill! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!
EthnePosted at 13:19h, 13 February
I love a modern twist on applique – especially quick fused applique pieces
Doubly applicable as I'm playing with some reverse applique projects at the minute
Gina S.Posted at 12:58h, 13 February
This looks like it would be lots of fun!
Aureas KitchenPosted at 12:32h, 13 February
i love appliqué, so I would be grateful to try some modern appliqué.