Book Quilt: Coinage (Cover Girl)

So if you look at the cover of Seamingly Scrappy, the quilt draped over the chair is Coinage:
Have I mentioned how much I love the cover of my book? It's so me it's not funny. But the saddest part is I want to sit in the chair, wrap up in one or many of those quilts and read a book. That is pretty much impossible to do in my yard because it's so unlevel I'd be in one spot of the yard and the table with the book and beverages would be somewhere else, no joke. But back to the cover quilt!
Copyrighted Image provided by Martingale, Brent Kane, photographer

Coinage is my version of a Chinese Coin quilt. I love the concept, but thought the long chains of "coins" could be too long and there had to be a better solution. Also, I thought it over and wanted to know what it would be like to use different sized "coins". This quilt is a mixture of Fat Quarters and minimal yardage for a decent size lap quilt.

I made this quilt in all batiks and I love how it turned out. If you listened to the Pat Sloan Radio show from last week, this is the quilt I was talking about with the pinky-peachy tone that I didn't exactly love when I chose the fabrics, but if I took it away it really was missing something. Now that the quilt is done, I think that bright pop of peachy something gives it a bit of sass and I like it.

Now, for those of you who like random, as long as it's controlled (I know who you are, this statement is said more times than not in the quilt shop!), this quilt is the perfect opportunity to try the method of throwing all your fabrics into a container and using the first one you grab. Breathe, it's important, and yes I know you can do it.

I have been trying to break my Mom of the "controlled random" theory for as long as I've been quilting and I'm proud to say that she finally converted to the super scrappy school of thought within the last year or so. It's funny when all those things I had been saying to her of why she should try my method are now coming out of her mouth when she explains it to others. :)

There's still time to preorder your own copy of Seamingly Scrappy! You can purchase a signed copy through my shop, or it is also available through online book sellers like Amazon or Barnes & Noble. And there's one last option too, I will be doing book signings at Cottonpickers Quilt Shop on Friday, Feb. 22nd & Saturday, Feb. 23rd as well as at the Vendor Weekend at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark Quilts 2013 Show Friday-Sunday, March 1st-3rd. Mark your calendars and come on out to see me and the quilts!

1 comment:

  1. Take pictures! So I can see! Hope your mom's going with you. I know she is really proud of you!


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