I love improv quilting and when I saw Patricia Belyea’s new book, East Meets West Quilts, I was intrigued. I couldn’t stop looking at the colors of the fabrics, the quilting, and the binding. I know binding isn’t usually something I get excited about but I really loved how Patricia showed the purpose and beauty of a faced binding. I really want to try that technique out and that says a lot because I don’t hand bind very often.
I was also struck by her hand quilting designs. I have never looked at hand quilting as a doable thing for a big project but her designs were large. It was striking and beautiful.
The fabrics are beautiful but not my standard go to. I think it would be fun to try a project with them to experience a different type of creative exercise. But I loved the projects in the book. She did an amazing job on this book. It is beautifully written and photographed.
Also she curated a custom Japanese inspired set of colors of Aurifil thread. These colors are amazing and so vibrant. I can’t wait to sew with them and that is a lot for a girl who likes sewing with neutral colors. This set is just beautiful.
So let’s have a little giveaway so you can check out Patricia’s book, a yard of vintage Yukata cotton, and a set of Japanese inspired Aurifil threads. Sounds awesome huh?! All you have to do is answer this question…
Do you ever make improv quilts?
Details of Giveaway:: Answer the above question in the comments – making sure to include your email address in your comment. I need to be able to contact the winner:) A random winner will be chosen from the comments. The three products have a retail value of $94 USD. The giveaway is limited to residents of the US or Canada. Giveaway ends November 1, 2017 at 12 pm EST.
Diane aka Blue Bear is the winner. An email has been sent.
NOTE:: I was sent Patricia’s book, fabric, and thread set to review. All opinions of the book, thread set, and fabric are my own I promise.