On My Bookshelf: Imagine Quilts

A month of quilty goodness continues here on my blog, where I’m spotlighting some of the awesome new quilt books coming out right now.  Today I want to highlight a book called Imagine Quilts, by my good friend, Dana Bolyard.  Let’s take a look at a few of the fabulous quilts in this book, and don’t forget to enter the SWEET GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the post, for your chance to win a copy of Dana’s new book AND a big fat stack of Tula Pink’s new fabric line, Moon Shine!

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This book features 11 quilts, all inspired by everyday things- a walk through the garden, a favorite whimsical shape, a tile design, or even something as simple as a zipper.  I really love that Dana played with this concept of everyday inspiration, because this is the predominant way that I design my quilts as well- by just keeping my eyes peeled to the world around me and noticing the shapes, the lines, and the colors of the little things I encounter every day.

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I really love how Dana’s designs are so out of the box and varied- some of her quilts are block shaped, while others are very minimalistic with tons of negative space, like the Zip It! quilt and Three Wheeling quilts below.  Her creativity really gets my mind thinking about how limitless the possibilities really are!

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Three Wheeling

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Zip It!

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Princess Crowns

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Kite Strings

Arent’ these fun??  And there are 5 more great quilts included in the book as well.  So let’s have a little giveaway!  Dana is generously providing the lucky winner with an e-copy of her new book, as well as this fat stack of Tula Pink fabric, to celebrate this exciting new book.

Moon Shine Bundle Prize

To enter the giveaway, please answer the question in the giveaway box below.  Good luck!

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Two by Two

Well, my two little boys turned two today and what a precious time we had celebrating it.  Just an old fashioned party…family, neighbors & friends, simple homemade food, simple cakes, green grass, a treehouse, paper lanterns, & old quilts…what could be better?!  Life is full and these days are warm and vibrant.  I tried to soak in every little smile, every sweet sip of wine and tight hug, before the day slipped away and we’re off to another full week of school, work, and…you guessed it, laundry (4 loads to fold, hastily hidden in my closet, if you must know).  Ahh, so grateful.  Thank you, Lord, for summer, for good times, and for my sweet little boys.  The happiest of 2nds!

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