Quilt Retro Blog Tour

I’m happy to be a part of the Quilt Retro blog tour today!


This book by Jenifer Dick is so cute! It’s filled with clear concise patterns, along with lots of encouragement form Jenifer about how to make the patterns your own.

But what really stood out about it to me was that it’s filled with appliqué. You don’t see a lot of appliqué in modern quilting, and it’s a nice change of pace to see it here. For example, check out the cover quilt, called Outside My Kitchen Window.

The book has so many detailed how to’s and tips and tricks for appliqué – so helpful for me since this is an area of quilting where I have so much learn!


And oh what’s that? You’d like to win a copy of Quilt Retro? Ok! Jenifer was generous enough to help make that happen!  Just leave a comment here and I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday.

This is just the start of the blog tour so tomorrow be sure to check out Quiltville for the next stop.

176 Responses to “Quilt Retro Blog Tour”

  1. Laura October 3, 2011 at 3:30 am #

    I need some applique help! This book could come in very handy. Thanks for the chance!

  2. jen October 3, 2011 at 3:43 am #

    what a cool book!

  3. Amanda October 3, 2011 at 4:12 am #

    What a delightful book!

  4. Cindy October 3, 2011 at 4:18 am #

    I love appliqué! And, I agree, nice to see some modern looking appliqué.

  5. Michele October 3, 2011 at 4:28 am #

    Looks like a fun book!

  6. Rineke Nanlohij October 3, 2011 at 4:40 am #

    What a lovely book! I just started quilting and I’m looking for ideas and tips. Thank you for the chance to win.

  7. Heather October 3, 2011 at 4:42 am #

    Great! I could also use some practice with applique!

  8. Sequana October 3, 2011 at 4:51 am #

    Even the book looks retro. I really like books that are a little different. This one looks like fun, plus helpful.

    thx for the chance to win one.

  9. Judy October 3, 2011 at 5:00 am #

    What a great looking book. I love Retro. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. trillium October 3, 2011 at 5:03 am #

    Oh, I’d love to win the book! The color combinations are lovely and the pictures look very informative.

    Please enter me.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

  11. MissMary October 3, 2011 at 5:13 am #

    I’m new to applique, too! Sounds like great inspiration!

  12. Jen October 3, 2011 at 5:15 am #

    I love the idea of making something your own. I always try to do that with my quilts. I have a hard time just sticking to a pattern. This sounds like my kind of book.

  13. Hannah October 3, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    wow, I have a LOT to learn about applique as well. I’ll definitely keep this book in mind. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. pam October 3, 2011 at 5:29 am #

    Thanks for the chance to win. Modern quilts are becoming so interesting, I never thought I’d say that!

  15. Jill October 3, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    Love the different color combos in that quilt, looks like a very inspiring book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Andrea October 3, 2011 at 5:42 am #

    Oh, what a lovely book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Tong October 3, 2011 at 5:43 am #

    Fun book! I’m looking to learn applique, so looks like this would be a great book to look at! Thanks for the chance!

  18. Angelina October 3, 2011 at 5:44 am #

    What a cute book! I would love to have this to add to my quilting “library”.

  19. Brenda October 3, 2011 at 5:45 am #

    fun quilt. thanks for the chance to win the book.

  20. Ellen Ban October 3, 2011 at 5:46 am #

    Looks like a fun book! Would love to see more of what’s inside.

  21. LaDonna October 3, 2011 at 5:57 am #

    I’d love to win a copy.

  22. margaret October 3, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    Though I like traditional quilts, I am finding myself drawn more and more to the modern styles. Will certainly enjoy this book if I’m a winner. Thanks for the opportunity.

  23. Elizabeth R October 3, 2011 at 6:00 am #

    Great giveaway! I’ve done applique, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t do it correctly and could stand to learn a few things!

  24. Loullabelle October 3, 2011 at 6:01 am #

    I’d love to learn more about applique! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Judith L October 3, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    I have never done any applique and would love to know how. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Sylvia October 3, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    Looks like a great book, thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Sara October 3, 2011 at 6:15 am #

    i love that cover quilt. thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Mary Anne October 3, 2011 at 6:19 am #

    I’d love to win Jenifer’s book! I had the chance to see the cover quilt and her “fork and spoon” quilt on Saturday and you just can’t help but smile when you look at these happy quilts. Applique? I think I’m ready to go for it!

  29. Kris October 3, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    I can always use applique tips, thanks for the giveaway chance!

  30. Angela October 3, 2011 at 6:28 am #

    That looks like a super fun book!

  31. Flaun October 3, 2011 at 6:37 am #

    Those birds look awfully sweet!

  32. Bri October 3, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    Applique is something I have been I have always wanted to try and a great way to add something extra to a quilt.

  33. Sharon October 3, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    Book looks so differently interesting! Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Melissa October 3, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    Retro quilts?? I love this idea! What a great new book.

  35. sharon October 3, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    I would love to add applique to some quilts
    or just make a quilt with applique

  36. Gill October 3, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    This looks a great book! I’d love to win a copy!

  37. krystina October 3, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    This looks like a great book, I’d love to win!

  38. Leslie October 3, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    So cute! I’d love to learn to applique. :)

  39. Toni S. October 3, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    Cute Book. Would love a chance to win it.

  40. Brenna October 3, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    I’d love to learn more about appliqué!

  41. Kynomi October 3, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    I’ve never really done applique, so I need this book, please.

  42. Sharon B October 3, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    I was fortunate to see Outside My Kitchen Window in person at Quilts on the Quad Saturday. It’s even more beautiful than the picture.

  43. Andrea October 3, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    I haven’t seen this book yet but it looks great. I also have a lot to learn with appliqué so this would be a great book to win.

  44. Beverly Hayden October 3, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    I was lucky enough to take a year long class with Jenifer and she shared some of her quilts and thoughts for the book……Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  45. Sonia B October 3, 2011 at 7:55 am #

    Looks awesome. Thanks for the chance!

  46. Barb B October 3, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    That little birdy quilt is beautiful. I would love to learn how to make one of my own.

  47. chandraD October 3, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    What a cute little book!

  48. BFromM October 3, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Ooh. That book looks like a lot of fun.

  49. Morgan October 3, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    I’ve never tried applique, and I’d really like to! I love the quilt on the front! So cute!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Donna October 3, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    I’d love to “modernize” my quilts! Looks like a good book to show me how!


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