January 3, 2011

I have a beautiful book to show you this month.

Flowers All Around: Garden-Inspired Quilts by Cindy Lammon comes to us courtesy of That Patchwork Place.


In the introduction, Cindy tells us how she first became attracted to historical botanical prints, with their “marriage of beauty and scientific accuracy.” She continues, “I continue to be inspired by botanical art and my own garden. Creating simple appliqué and pieced designs of flowers and plants has become one of my favorite pastimes.”

A combination of appliqué and piecing creates the most beautiful quilts IMO. This book presents five such quilts with detailed instructions on how to make them.

Flower Garden

Flower Garden

The author also provides fantastic illustrated appliqué instruction for both needle-turn hand appliqué and fusible machine appliqué… take your pick! There is also very good basic information on selecting fabric, rotary cutting, machine piecing, pressing, adding borders, and binding your quilt.

Christmas Flora

Christmas Flora

Aren’t they gorgeous?

If you’d like a chance to win this book, please leave a comment by Friday, January 7, 2011. U.S. and Canada only. Those subscribed by email or feed reader, click the title of the post to be taken to the blog itself, then scroll to the bottom of the post to leave your comment and enter the drawing. Good luck!!

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


35 Responses to “Flowers All Around”

  1. Nancy on January 3rd, 2011 7:07 am

    What beautiful photos of beautiful quilts…

  2. Ruth B on January 3rd, 2011 7:51 am

    Gorgeous…I love the combo of applique and piecing.

  3. DianeH on January 3rd, 2011 8:05 am

    I have a new sewing machine and can’t wait to get started on applique. Love these quilts! Thank you very much.

  4. Ruth C on January 3rd, 2011 8:37 am

    Oh, they’re beautiful! Thanks for showing us all the new books I wouldn’t otherwise find.

  5. Kathleen Connors on January 3rd, 2011 10:20 am

    These quilts are lovely in color, balance and creativity; I’m sure the entire book is great for any appliquer. Thanks for this opportunity.

  6. Kevin Britton on January 3rd, 2011 10:55 am

    Love applique and piecing, so this would make a great birthday present for me. Does that sound selfish?

  7. Sue on January 3rd, 2011 10:55 am

    Thank you for giving us a preview with the photos – looks like a great book. Hope I win!!

  8. Jane on January 3rd, 2011 11:06 am

    A flower quilt is on my To Do list, this book offers some great patterns.

  9. betsy on January 3rd, 2011 11:32 am

    Kay, thank you for the chance to win. I love anything with flowers

  10. Robin Gold on January 3rd, 2011 2:08 pm

    Ooooo Lovely!! I, too, am drawn to pieced & appliqued quilt designs, so I’d love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity.

  11. Cindy on January 3rd, 2011 3:02 pm

    The quilts in this book look like lots of fun to make. It is so very kind of you to offer this as a giveaway. Hope 2011 brings many blessings to you and all of your readers.

  12. Debbie St.Germain on January 3rd, 2011 5:07 pm

    I love florals and the quilts you have shown are beautiful.
    What a wonderful book to create with.


  13. Cory on January 3rd, 2011 6:08 pm

    Kay, This is a beautiful book and I would love to make some of these quilts. Thank you for the opportunity to win it. Take care and God bless, Cory

  14. Sylvia on January 4th, 2011 5:34 am

    I just love applique and I love flowers. A perfect combo IMHO :-)
    Thank you for the great info.


  15. Donna on January 4th, 2011 6:00 am

    I love anything that makes me think of the garden,especially in the cold winter months.

  16. Joan Trautwein on January 4th, 2011 6:35 am

    I’d love to win this book. I’m impressed with the delicate flowers–nature does work wonders.

  17. THERESAW on January 4th, 2011 6:54 am

    This looks like a great book. I would love to win it.

  18. Marcia Kosturock on January 4th, 2011 7:15 am

    I would love to win this.. oooh look at all those flowers!

  19. Linda Zobrist on January 4th, 2011 7:19 am

    Colors, colors,colors…what could be more lovely than colorful flowers? Thanks for showing us this fine book.

  20. Susan on January 4th, 2011 7:43 am

    What gorgeous looking quilts! Thank you for sharing this book with us.

  21. Sharon Lam on January 4th, 2011 7:47 am

    You picked another gorgeous book and would love to try and win this book. Thank you.

  22. kathleen on January 4th, 2011 7:55 am

    I have always loved the combination of applique and patchwork. I would love to see the inside of the book!

  23. Mona Kuntz on January 4th, 2011 8:28 am

    Flowers, flowers, flowers all around! I really adore flowers – on my clothes, in my hair, fresh flowers on my table, in my garden, and ESPECIALLY in my quilts. I would make the Flower Garden quilt in a heartbeat and then I’d give it to my daughter, who also loves flowers, flowers, flowers….her favorites are orchids, and mine are tulips and milflores….

  24. Janis Rink on January 4th, 2011 2:07 pm

    Beautiful and inspiring.

  25. Debbie S, on January 4th, 2011 7:13 pm

    Lovely eye candy!! Thank you for the chance to win this book Kay!

  26. Mishka on January 4th, 2011 7:20 pm

    Flowers and gardening are a passion of my. I love the gorgeous Flower Garden quilt featured above.

  27. brenda on January 4th, 2011 7:34 pm

    I love the third quilt that you have shown and I would love to win a copy of this book.Thanks for the chance.

  28. Laurie in Maine on January 4th, 2011 10:30 pm

    I love applique – a little rusty but it’s all coming back. The 2nd picture is inspiring enough to drop everything and start a new project. OOPS! I promised not to do that til I finish something :)

  29. Lena Frost on January 4th, 2011 10:34 pm

    I just today taught an advanced applique class at our local quilt shop…and what did we concentrate on? A new appliqued flower! There is nothing like getting together with friends and working on applique. What a great way to start the year with flowers to inspire!

  30. Donna on January 5th, 2011 4:48 am

    The appliques flower quilts are gorgeous! A nice way to bring in spring during winter.

  31. Marilyn W on January 5th, 2011 5:13 am

    Hi, Would LOVE to win this as I’ve just started learning the whole applique’ process.

    Would like to add this to the quilty things I know how to do better.



  32. Nancy Mcnab on January 6th, 2011 8:07 am

    Interesting book. I like the her use of colour.

  33. Glynis on January 6th, 2011 4:42 pm

    How I would love to win this beautiful book, I could easily decide to make all 3 quilts that you have shown. Applique is so much fun and so beautiful!!

  34. Kerry on January 7th, 2011 12:56 am

    What a beautiful book – I would love a chance to win!

  35. Sandy N. on January 10th, 2011 8:43 am

    Beautiful!!! I would love this book! Thanks for the opportunity to win.