February 13, 2014

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!

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 Thompson Maher @ 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/

85 comments:

  1. i love appliqué, so I would be grateful to try some modern appliqué.

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  2. This looks like it would be lots of fun!

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  3. 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

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  4. 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!

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  5. I am learning applique' and this book would be a great help. I really like her fish quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  6. 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!

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  7. Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks.

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  8. This looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. 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 :))

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  10. I'd love to win this book - my 2014 goal is learn machine applique. Thanks.

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  11. Great book, thank for doing the giveaway. I do traditional applique, need lots of time, this looks lovely, a fresh take and new skills.

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  12. This is a great book. I like doing the blog tour it lets me find all the wonderful blogs out there

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  13. This seems like a fantastic resource for those wanting to learn applique. I am excited to check it out!

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  14. Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Bias Applique ... I have to have a copy of this book, thanks for the chance to win...new follower. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  16. Oh something to make this easier. . I can't wait to see it. Thanks for being part of this awesome line up.

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  17. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book . . . it's just what I need right now :-)!

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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 :-)

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  21. I think this book would be a great addition to my library. Thanks for participating in the tour.

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  22. I have a love/hate relationship with applique. This book looks like it could be a big help. Thanks!

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  23. 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!

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  24. Hi there!
    Please enter me in your giveaway for this fantastic book!
    Thanks,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

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  25. What a fun book! I love the fishes quilt.

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  26. What a fun fun book and I'm loving this blog tour! Thanks for the chance!
    lisamcgriff (at) Hotmail (Dot) Com

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  27. I haven't tried applique yet, so need something to get me inspired!

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  28. I love the kisses quilt and the cover quilt too!

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  29. Delightful! I can't wait to get a copy of this book. It is calling out to me!

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  30. The little fish quilt is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Beth - betheab199@gmail.com

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  31. You are right, the Kisses quilt is adorable. Thanks for the review and the chance to win.

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  32. Would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

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  33. I would love this book! How cool! parthena@wollen.com

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  34. Color me intrigued!

    figure8angel AT gmail DOT com

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  35. This looks like something I could really use - I'd love to see it in person!

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  36. 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.

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  37. Love the modern approach to appliqué. Looking forward to trying some of the techniques and designs.

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  38. Thanks--would love to learn an easy way to do it. It seems like such a challenge!

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  39. I could really use Jenifer's book. Applique and I have never had a good project outcome! Thank you for the opp!

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  40. I love applique but could do with some pointers.

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  41. 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!

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  42. My applique needs all the help it can get. This book would be of great benefit for sure. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  43. Count me in, I really want this book! I love what I've seen so far, and I need schooled! :) Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  44. I love appliqué and I would live this book!

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  45. I need this book for the modern touch...... Stop by my blog and share a love story and read others.. Happy Valentines..

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  46. 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.

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  47. Sew much to learn, thanks for sharing

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  48. I would really like to get my hands on this book. It's great to learn new ways of doing something.

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  49. This book looks fantastic. I really enjoyed her previous books too. I can't wait to see what else this one has in it.

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  50. This book looks great! Can't wait to see it in person

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  51. Can't wait to see this book! Thanks-
    Deb

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  52. This book looks intriguing! Please count me in!
    Sandy A

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  53. Loving this book and the ideas in it. Please put me on the giveaway list!

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  54. I need major help with applique since I have started my dear jane and have never done applique before!

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  55. I love applique, always looking for new ideas...count me in...Thanks!

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  56. I am so nervous about applique! Not for wall quilts, but to use in real life? I'd love this book!

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  57. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to have Jenifer's applique book. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  58. The more I see of this book, the more I would love a copy! Thanks for the chance.

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  59. This looks like such a fun book!

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  60. 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.

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  61. I have not tried appliqué but would love to. This looks like it would be a great resource.

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  62. This looks like a fantastic book - thanks for a chance to win what appears to be an innovative book!

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  63. I'd love to learn an easier way to appliqué!
    Barb@Witsend

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  64. I'm just beginning to explore modern appliqué, and this book would be a great help. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  65. I feel spring coming with these lovely examples. Wow!

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  66. I want to do this! I feel I've mastered piecing and now I want to tackle applique. I hope I win!!

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  67. 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!".

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  68. 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

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  69. I would love to win this book. I need to improve my applique technique!

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  70. I love a chance to win! I keep thinking about an applique project and then I move on to a piecing project. Thanks!

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  71. I am teaching myself to applique. I would love a copy of this book. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  72. Love the fishy quilt and its quilting.

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  73. I am really having fun on this blog hop finding all new inspiration from this book! Fingers crossed! Comlisajohnson(at)gmail.com great review!

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  74. 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.

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  75. I would love to have some more instruction on applique. I can relate to the frustration part of the story!

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  76. I'm trying to learn how to appliqué and this book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  77. Oh, I'll definitely have to check this out. thanks for sharing!

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  78. This is a "have 2 have" book so thanks for the drawing.

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  79. I need to do more applique, this might get me motivated.

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  80. I'm eager to learn new techniques from Jenifer's book. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  81. Thanks for the chance to win! I would love a copy of this book to learn how to applique! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  82. I'd love to learn a great method for applique. I have had too many bad experiences! thanks for the giveaway!

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