I am so excited today! Why? Because I just got my copy of "Quilting A Circle of Nine." Yep, it's hot off the press and ready to be in the hands of sewists and quilters across the country. And....there are two quilts in the book that yours truly quilted!!!
This is the second in a series of quilt books by Janet Houts and Jean Ann Wright, and while I am biased about it, it's a book I'd recommend for everyone's arsenal of quilting books - a great addition for your collection.
And why am I so biased? Because I got the privilege of doing the quilt work on two of Janet's quilts (squeals with delight)! I did these last spring just before the book's deadline, and so now it's great to see how everything went together in the final version. These are the quilts I quilted on my Gammill longarm machine:
The theory behind A Circle of Nine quilts is easy, and one you can use over and over in designing your own quilts. This book has 12 wonderful quilts and patterns to choose from, and you can learn the construction methods so you can set your blocks using the ingenious approach of the Circle of Nine quilts. How many quilting books give you the recipe for success in creating your own designs?
|Janet Houts displaying a Circle of Nine quilt|
Check out this fun video to get a better idea of what's inside this book by Landauer Publishing:
Janet's and Jean Ann's other books:
I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have something I've done published. For 18 years I was a freelance writer and newspaper correspondent, and I had my byline published regularly. But I was always, always writing about what other people did. Now, my name is a credit in this book, and I am very proud to have contributed in a small, small way to this publication. I'm so tickled it makes me do The Happy Dance!!!
So to help me celebrate, I am giving away one copy "Quilting A Circle of Nine." If you'd like to be entered into the drawing, you have three chances to win.
1. Leave a comment below and let me know if you think there is a Circle of Nine quilt in your future.
2. Spread the word. Blog about Quilting A Circle of Nine, Tweet about it, or post a link to this blog on your Facebook. Then leave a link for me to check it out!
3. An extra entry for old or new followers. Tell me how you follow for a third chance to win!
Easy! Three chances to win. I'll leave the giveaway open until midnight Mountain time on Oct. 16, so enter today.
And if you make a Circle of Nine quilt, I'd love to see a photo of your quilt top!
Quilt with a smile,