October 10, 2011

The new book that I’m working on for That Patchwork Place now has an official name! Not only that, it has a cover!

Meet Scrap-Appliqué Playground.


This is something different for me. My previous two with TPP were block books. This one is more of a concept, method, and project book. It’s also different because the fabrics and the projects are rather fresh and modern compared to my usual look. In fact I heard that when the projects were spread out on the table for the committee, they said, “Kay Mackenzie sent these…???” That’s funny. Different again in that all of the work is done by machine. Not bad for a girl who started out doing everything by hand! I enjoyed working differently a whole bunch.

Look for Scrap-Appliqué Playground in April 2012. I’ll be hosting a Book-A-Round, so stay tuned!

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


18 Responses to “A name, and a cover!”

  1. betsy on October 10th, 2011 2:44 pm

    Congratulations Kay! It looks great!

  2. Donna on October 10th, 2011 3:05 pm

    If your cover is any indication of what’s inside, it looks like a fabulous book! Congrats!

  3. SewLindaAnn on October 10th, 2011 5:19 pm

    Congratulations! Just looking at the trees intrigued me. I’m excited for you.

  4. Joanna on October 10th, 2011 6:10 pm

    I love the cover quilt and the concept.

  5. Lurline on October 10th, 2011 6:31 pm

    Gorgoues looking book – I’m sure it will be good to you!
    Hugs – Lurline♥

  6. Debbie St.Germain on October 10th, 2011 7:20 pm

    That looks like a wonderful and fun book, I love using scraps.


  7. Connie on October 11th, 2011 4:40 am

    Looks like a fun book for using up scraps!

  8. Carrie P. on October 11th, 2011 5:41 am

    Congrats! I love the cover.

  9. kathy in nc on October 11th, 2011 6:04 am

    Beautiful cover! Looks Sew-able :0)
    Kay~I was suprised to recieved the
    `Sew the Perfect Gift’ Saturday in my rural mailbox!! Because things normally come on a ~Slooooowwww ~~ mail car~ Thank you so much. As I tore the package open I thought to myself `I should have asked Kay to sign it’ oh Darn it! I looked for you page.. and

  10. Brenda on October 11th, 2011 6:50 am

    This looks like another winner, Kay. You donated some samples of this wonderful technique to Allstar Quilters for Kids and they are finding their way into quilts for needy children. Thanks for your continued support of our outreach work.

  11. Stray Stitches on October 11th, 2011 7:12 am

    I look forward to the book being released in April!!

  12. VickiT on October 11th, 2011 7:21 am

    Oh how exciting for you. Congratulations. I LOVE the picture on the cover. Awesome pic.

  13. Sarah Vee on October 11th, 2011 7:44 am

    Congratulations, Kay! Another beautiful book full of your wonderful ideas! The cover made me smile. Looking forward to April 2012;)

  14. Angie in So CA on October 11th, 2011 8:27 am

    My goodness! Applique and scraps – one of my two favorite things in quilting in one book. I’m first in line to buy this. It looks so fun – congrats, Kay.

  15. Billie K on October 11th, 2011 8:45 am

    How fun is that! I just love the cover. Can’t wait for the book around.

  16. Lee on October 11th, 2011 11:02 am

    Congratulations!looks fun!

  17. Sew Create It - Jane on October 11th, 2011 1:16 pm

    Looks fantastic…can’t wait until you reveal more.

  18. Polly Hada on October 11th, 2011 3:35 pm

    Well, this one’s a slam dunk! Can’t wait. I’m a “by hand” girl too, but I won’t live long enough to make all the applique quilts that are on my wish list by hand. Looking forward to getting your tips for machine work.