Those of you diehard quilters out there may remember Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson! fame had a blog tour in November to celebrate the release of her first book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork.
Somehow, out of a list of some 600 names, I won my first ever blog raffle over on Rossie's Blog. Yippee!
Elizabeth popped some fabric in the mail for me tout de suite, and two weeks later I received this lovely little bundle.
The publisher sent me a new copy of Elizabeth's book, which somehow (not looking at you France Post) got lost in the mail. After some email comms problems I finally got a message through to Elizabeth who kindly chased it up for me. Fortunately her publishers sent me out another copy.
When I returned from our holiday the other week I finally got my mitts on the book.
Nearly everyone who has read the book comments on how thorough and clear Elizabeth's instructions are, and I wouldn't disagree. If you have ever thought about quilting but weren't sure where to start, this book would be a great place. There are plenty of interesting projects for differing levels of competence, so it's not just a newbie book.
I'm keen to give this string quilt a try.
And if I ever get over my fear of appliqué, I'd love to try one of these too.
Thanks to Rossie at Rossie Blog for hosting a stop on the blog tour (and working some random raffle magic in my favour). And of course a huge thank you to Elizabeth and her publishers, Stash Books, for this wonderful prize! (And for making sure it got to me.)
Up later this week: I went to a big ole craft show in Marseille on Saturday morning and have some photos to share. Saturday afternoon we took the kids to a visiting circus. Have you ever seen a salivating camel running in circles? I sure you'll be on the edge of your seats until I post those photos.