Country Comforts review and giveaway

Hi quilters!

The Summer is quickly speeding past us. I can’t beleive we are in July already, let alone that we’re celebrating our Independence Day today.

I’ve been away from the podcast and blog because of a freak little accident that I spoke about a week or so ago. You can scroll down a few past entries if you missed it and you care to know…

So, in an effort to empty my treasure box of products, (and because I am moving s-l-o-w because of the accident), I decided to get back to the giveaway a day.

so… here we go!

The first review is of the book, Country Comfort by Cheryl Wall of British Columbia.

Ok, so I LOVE this book and thought twice about giving it away!
The subtitle of the book is “Quilts for Casual Living” – perfect.
There are 12 quilt projects in the book, each pieced patchwork, created with beatuiful fabrics. At least half of the quilts are embellished with applique too.

In the Introduction, Cheryl speaks about her love if primitives and that love is carried through her book. Instructions, diagrams and patterns are well written. The photography in this book is very well done — I dare you to choose just one of these quilts to make for your home or cabin.

My favorite quilt from the book is Mountains and Meadows,

which blends Delectable Mountains blocks with stars, flowers and hearts, flat cottons with felted wools.

Cheryl’s fabric choices for her quilts are spot-on, creating optical interest without losing the design with fabrics being to too close in value, or losing her appliques in the same way.

For an opportunity to win Country Comforts, visit Cheryl’s website and her Country Quilts blog — make sure that you click on each of the links, as her blog isn’t listed on her website.

Each time you leave a comment, at Cheryl’s blog and here on mine, your name will be entered into the drawing to win, giving you more chances to win.

I will choose the winner on Wednesday, July 6th — good luck!

9 Responses to Country Comforts review and giveaway

  1. Kathleen King says:

    Country Comforts looks exactly like the type od quilt I’d like to try next–a little whimsey and patchwork and appliqué mixed!

  2. Diane W says:

    Ooh, I’ve been thinking of trying some wool applique next. I think I’ve found my next project! Thanks Annie and Cheryl for corrupting me further.

  3. Jocelyn says:

    Wow this looks like a fabulous book. I’ve been over to visit Cheryl’s blog. I am a new follower of hers, and now yours too :-)

  4. Judy McNeel says:

    Looks like a book I would love to own!

  5. Debbie W says:

    Looks like an awesome book. Now I am off to check out the links you put in your blog.

  6. Dana Floyd says:

    Wow – I just went to Amazon to see all the projects and it will be hard to decide which one to do first…great book. Thanks for the intro to it Annie.

  7. I love Cheryl’s patterns and I do follow her blog.

    Debbie

  8. Jeanie says:

    Love this style and the colors, very comforting!

  9. Rori Jensen says:

    The quilts in this book would go perfect in The Cottage. When you are up and around, come by on a Friday and see the finished product.
    Hope you are feeling better.

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