Angela blogs at Cut To Pieces But even if you haven't visited her blog before (which you totally should because she is amazing!!!) you have probably seen some of her gorgeous works. Remember this Dream a Little Dream mini from that Doll Quilt Swap on Flickr . . . yup, that is Angela's gorgeous work!!
And Angela was the brains behind the ever popular Super Mario Brothers Quilt-A-Long ;)
And she also Won the Sliced Competition hosted by Moda. I still totally want to make that adorable backpack!!!
So ya, Angela. We all know her from her amazing projects and this book is no exception!!! A Quilter's Mixology is an amazing compilation of projects that all add a contemporary twist on the traditional Drunkard's Path Block. I was fortunate enough to attend the Quilter's Mixology School House at Market in spring and see all of the beautiful projects in this book up close :)
There are so many great projects in the book, but I wanted to share some of my personal favorites. The first is the Nini Patch Curves Quilt. I love that Angela took a simple 9 patch block and transformed them into beautiful flowers. And of course, I love the bright happy colors she set against the low volume background, it is just so happy.
The second quilt is the Butterflies quilt. Now this one is simply adorable!!! What a creative way to showcase the drunkard path block!!! When my daughter saw this picture she instantly wanted a bedspread just like it ;) Another one to add to the list ;)
And finally, the Flower Power quilt. I think this was my favorite quilt in the book. I love the bold and yet simple design. And how fun to really highlight some favorite fabrics in such a big way!!!
Now, I know what your thinking, those are all curved quilts!!! But no worries ;) Angela has included in her book step by step instructions on Fearless Curved Piecing!!! It really does go through all the ins ad outs to make you feel confident in piecing curves. And, she even made this video recently for all of those people that like to see it in real time ;)
Drunkard's Path block here I come ;) There are so many amazing projects in the book and each one is such an original and creative way of using the drunkards path block. Angela really did design something for everyone!!! Be sure to follow Angela over at Cut To Pieces because she has the official A Quilter's Mixology blog tour heading for you soon and you will get to see lots more of all her amazing projects in this book!!!
By Angela Pingel
Interweave / F+W; $27.99
And now I know you all want to know about the GIVEAWAY!!!! Interweave has been incredibly generous and is giving away a copy of A Quilter's Mixology to one of my lucky readers!!!
To enter for a chance to win a copy of this book simply leave a comment telling me your experience with Drunkard Path blocks . . . Love em, never tried em, inspired to try them now . . . Anything will do :)
And that's it ;) The giveaway will be open until Thursday evening and I will announce a winner ;) All entries welcome :)
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!