Today's guest blogger is Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter. Head over there to read her review of the book! Amy is a talented modern quilter and her blog is full of inspiration! Her fresh, updated style is so charming! Be sure to check out her patterns - there's a project there for modern quilters and traditional quilters alike!
But before you head to Diary of a Quilter, I'd like to tell you about one of the quilts from the book.
Did you say St. Louis? Do you get it now? Yes! The Arch! My daughter and I were in St. Louis a couple of years ago for a soccer tourney - can't remember if they won or not - but I designed TWO quilts that weekend that were actually made! This is one of them.
Of course, you can't go to St. Louis without going to see the arch - even if you've been there 100 times before. As we were walking up to it I looked up, and because of the angle, it looked like one side was thicker than the other. Wow! It looked like a modern quilt to me! I sketched it out on the hotel stationary as soon as we got back.
Of course the arch alone didn't seem enough to make into a block. That would be too obvious. But using it as a handle for a basket would still pay homage to the St. Louis trip and make a great modern traditionalist basket block! I think it turned out really cute!
Here's the lineup for the blog tour. Be sure to go to each one on their day and enter the contest to win a copy of The Modern Applique Workbook. If you can't wait,you can purchase an autographed copy here.
Feb. 10: Bonnie Hunter www.quiltville.blogspot.com
Feb. 11: Amy Smart www.diaryofaquilter.com
Feb. 12: Angela Walters www.quiltingismytherapy.com/my-blog
Feb. 13: Debbie Grifka www.eschhousequilts.com
Feb. 14: Tammie Schaffer www.craftytammie.com
Feb. 17: Casey York www.studioloblog.wordpress.com
Feb. 18: Deb Rowden www.debrowden.blogspot.com
Feb. 19: Melissa @ Generation Q magazine http://generationqmagazine.com/
Feb. 20: Shea Henderson www.emptybobbinsewing.com
Feb. 21: Diane Harris @ Quiltmaker Magazine http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/