Tuesday, April 18, 2017

True Blue Quilts Book Blog Tour

I'm so excited to be showing off Annette Plog's new quilt book True Blue Quilts.  I'm so thankful that C&T Publishing asked me to be part of this blog hop.  What quilter is going to turn down the chance to see a quilt book before everyone else and be able to give a copy of the book to one of her friends? The book has fifteen patterns for you plus each chapter has a little history behind the fabrics.  This book is focused on not only teaching us about the quilts of the 19th century but also the fabrics.  Most of you know I am a sucker for history when it comes to quilting.  So let's check out some of the book and get on to the giveaway!


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I've never done a reproduction quilt before and I may never do one.  That doesn't mean I don't love this book.  The True Blue Quilts are so inspiring.  I spend a lot of time breaking down historical quilts to remake them with today's tools and techniques and Annette has done all of that work for us.  Plus, I can guarantee you that she's not going to come knock down your door if you use a different fabric or color scheme for one of her quilts.

So what quilt's sparked my imagination?


This might shock you but this quilt actually inspired my four crowns quilt block.  I can see a few of you scratching your heads on that one.  The color scheme is what inspired me.  There are only two colors in this quilt, blue and cream.  I loved it and in turn used that same color scheme in my quilt block.

The other quilt in the book that I'm in love with is this one.


I want to make this quilt in batiks.  Wouldn't that be stunning?  That's the great thing about quilt books like True Blue Quilts.  The work of fabric requirements, how to sew it together, etc is all figured out for you.  You can put any fabric you want into the quilt.  Trust me Annette isn't going to hunt you down if you take one of her historical quilts and make it with modern fabric. I promise no quilter has ever done that!!!

My favorite part of the book though was the historical references.  It's one thing to learn how to make a historical quilt but to learn the WHY behind it was amazing to me.  Did you know that Europe prohibited skilled textile workers from coming to the New World?  I didn't!!  That's just one of the fun facts in the book.

Are you ready for the giveaway?  C&T Publishing was generous enough to let each of us on the tour giveaway a copy of True Blue Quilts so be sure to hit all of our posts to enter for the best chance to win.  This is open worldwide, US winners will get a hard copy of the book and international winners will get a digital copy of the book.  If you don't want to take the chance or you don't win you can purchase the book from C&T Publishing.  Don't forget if you already follow any of us or are subscribed to my newsletter to enter with those too, they are basically free enteries for you!



Now head over to the other blogs and enter to win!

Monday- 4/17    C&T Publishing                  http://www.ctpub.com/blog   
 Tues- 4/18     Moda...the Cutting Table       http://blog.modafabrics.com/2017/04/true-blue-quilts/
                      Happy Hour Stitches            https://happyhourstitches.com/
 Wed-4/19      The Quilting Room with Mel   http://www.quiltingroomwithmel.com/
 Thurs-4/20    Sew Fabricated                     http://www.sewfabricated.com/
  Fri-4/21        Petite Quilts                         http://www.petitequilts.com/



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29 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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  2. I think this will be a must buy book for 2017.

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  3. So pretty-looks like a wonderful book to add to any collection! Thank you, Susan

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  4. Reproduction quilts are so lovely - wish there was a store nearby that sold those fabrics! Any good sources out there? Thanks for the chance!

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  5. I love books. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  6. Please send me a copy of True Blue Quilts.

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  7. Thank you for sharing your favorites with us. It is truly inspiring.

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  8. Thank you for showing us your favourite quilts. And giving me the chance to win a copy of the book which contains them.

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  9. Very exciting, I hope I win, If not I am going to just have to buy this book

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  10. This book looks great! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  11. I'm very interested in this book. Fingers crossed!

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  12. I think The True Blue Quilt book is lovely.
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  13. This book is a great reminder of why blue and white/cream is such a classic combination.

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  14. I would love to win the book. Thanks so much!

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  15. I love Blue-every things better with Blue! Thank you, Susan

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  16. What beautiful quilts! Awesome book!

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  17. Love blue and white/cream quilts! They look so crisp and clean.

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  18. The blue and cream colors are just perfect! On my to-do list for sure! thank you, Susan

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  19. I can't wait to read this book but more I look forward to making the basket quilt. Love your fabric choices too!

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  20. Thank you for the review and looking forward to this book! thanks!

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  21. This book looks amazing!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. Love the basket quilt! Blue and white quilts are my favorite and I have the fabric stash to prove it. True Blue Quilts sounds like a must have quilt book - stunning quilts, how to make them and the history behind them. A classic that never goes out of fashion.

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  23. That large quilt is gorgeous -- the one you want to make next! :)

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  24. Reproduction Quilts are so inspiring! Thank you, Susan

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