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. Erin October 3, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    That book looks awesome!! I’ve been getting into applique, too so this would be perfect!

  2. Emily V. October 3, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    Fun! I’d love to win a copy!

  3. Becky M October 3, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    oh fun, I’ve done some applique and would love tips to do it better!

  4. Lisa October 3, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    I’ve been doing a lot of handwork – mostly modern hexagons. I’d love to see some modern appliqué! Thanks for the chance.

  5. Lindsay October 3, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    I could definitely stand to learn a few things about applique–looks like a cool book!

  6. Alli October 3, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    What a neat focus for a book! I’m scared of needle-turned applique, but I’ve had fun doing raw-edge applique. :D

  7. AbbyL October 3, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    I love books that help me gain new skills! This book looks so cool.

  8. Allison C October 3, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    Looks like a fun book!

  9. Kellye Kimball October 3, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    I was totally psyched to see retro and quilt in the same sentence! I love retro design, mid-century modern, etc. and I love quilting. Yay!!

  10. Mama Spark October 3, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    Looks like a great book. I would love the inspiration!

  11. Melanie T October 3, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    Amazing! I have been wanting to try my hand at applique! Thanks for the chance.

  12. Sew Create It - Jane October 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    This book looks fab…thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  13. Elle October 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    What a fun book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  14. annabelle October 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    Looks like a fun read, thanks.

  15. Kylie C October 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    I’d like to see more applique too, but not Baltimore Album style flowers…

  16. kat October 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    Love applique!! Though… I too have much to lear about it :) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  17. Anya October 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Looks great! Thanks for the chance!

  18. Felicity October 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    Looks like a super cool book – thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Michele, a distracted quilter October 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    Jenifer’s book is at the top of my to-buy list. I’m participating in the quilt-along of the Modern Monday and Traditional Tuesday sampler blocks she is posting weekly. I am having a blast with the modern sampler I’m making in Hallowe’en colours.

  20. Krista - Poppyprint October 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    I hadn’t heard of this book before! I like the look! Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. Cristina Schweitzer October 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    What a cool book!! Thanks for sharing!!

  22. Greenstylemom October 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    My 84 year old quilting buddy keeps trying to get me to do some applique but I’m sorta intimidated by the whole process. Maybe this book will be the inspiration I need?

  23. Beth Carver October 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    “Modern” applique….yes! Would love to win a copy of this book.

    Beth in AL

  24. julie October 3, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    it looks like a really interesting book. i would love to win a copy! great modern style.

  25. Cathy L from the Iowa countryside October 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    I’m an old lady and not a modern quilter (but I’ve seen some fine ones) and I find applique to be difficult (maybe it’s my mind set). But I do love, love, love retro fabrics and think you can teach an old dog new tricks. So, maybe this is the book for this old dog!

  26. MarciaW October 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    One of my goals is to learn applique, so perhaps this book will help me. Anyway, love the name of quilt retro. We have lots of old scraps that would love to use in a new way.

  27. Nomia Elliott October 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    The applique looks beautiful! The first quilting project I ever did included an applique of Hawaiian sea turtles. It’s so fun!

  28. so we added chickens October 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    This looks like a great book…I may have peaked over to the pickle dish and may have looked at the excerpt they have available :) The fish wall hanging was funny and the dishpan hands quilt is so fun! Thank you!

  29. Erica October 3, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    This book looks really cool. I have appliques shirts for my kids, but I have yet to applique on a quilt. I love the quilt shown. What beautiful colors.

  30. SewLindaAnn October 3, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    Oh yeah, I’m in!

  31. Tina October 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    I would love to learn how to applique, that is one area that I haven’t been able to master.

  32. Kathleen October 3, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

    Retro can be so much fun and her books looks like fun. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  33. Anita October 3, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    Yes, yes, the book looks great and I’d love to win it.

  34. Lindsay October 3, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    This looks like such a cute book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Niki-Quilts October 3, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    Modern-Retro a wonderful juxtapostion and a great look for quilts! Please include me in the drawing.

  36. V October 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Cute book – thanks for the giveaway!

  37. mamaark October 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Yay for applique!

  38. Munaiba October 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    Applique! My favourite!

  39. Kristy October 3, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    Ive jumped into hand sewing in the last little while with applique the last skill to really have a good go at. Maybe this might help!

  40. Chelsea October 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    Oh, wow, I’ve totally missed this one until now. Can’t wait to see more of the book!

  41. Debra Lee October 3, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

    Applique is not my friend but i would like it to be!

  42. Heather October 4, 2011 at 1:01 am #

    This looks like a great resource and inspiration book! I love a mix of applique with pieced work in a quilt.

  43. Lexi Lucas October 4, 2011 at 1:11 am #

    Wow. Looks like a great book. I’d love to have a copy. Thanks for the giveaway, lexilucas@gmail.com

  44. MaryBeth October 4, 2011 at 3:36 am #

    I’d love a chance to win this book. Thanks.

  45. kaholly October 4, 2011 at 3:52 am #

    This book looks like just the ticket. From the pages you reveal and you write up, it appears it fills in a lot of gaps about “how to”!!

  46. Martina October 4, 2011 at 4:08 am #

    Lovely quilt! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  47. Margaret October 4, 2011 at 4:24 am #

    Applique help? Just what I need! Love to applique, but any helpful tips and tricks would be wonderful. Looks like a great book.

  48. Gail McHardy October 4, 2011 at 4:24 am #

    I always welcome a chance to learn something new!

  49. Marj October 4, 2011 at 4:34 am #

    Looks like a book of fresh ideas. I would love to win a copy, thanks for the chance.

  50. Marsha Cassetty October 4, 2011 at 4:36 am #

    Awesome chance to win a copy of Jenifer’s book.


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