September 1, 2013

Quilt Soup

Filed Under Books, Prizes 

I’m a big admirer of the designs of Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup. There’s something about her work that’s eye-appealing, soothing, comforting, fresh, and beautiful all wrapped up in one.

I’m so pleased to say that this month, courtesy of Martingale, we have Barbara’s book A Batch of Quilt Soup.

This fun book is full of pieced and appliquéd charmers. For the appliqué, Barbara personally prefers needleturn, but stresses that you may use any method you like for the designs. She gives complete information on the method she uses for hand appliqué, from template preparation to cutting out motifs to positioning to stitching. The appliqué shapes are relatively large, and full-sized template patterns are included.

As Barbara says, “These patterns are easy to finish in this lifetime!”

Summer Cottage

There are soup-to-nuts, illustrated instructions for nine “fun patchwork and easy appliqué patterns,” plus information on supplies, quiltmaking basics, and finishing.

Summer Runner

And if adorable quilt patterns weren’t enough, there are also recipes! How does “Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake” or “Amaretto Scones” sound?

Ellery's Smoothie

If you’d like to win A Batch of Quilt Soup, please leave a comment before 7:00 p.m. California time on Thursday, September 5.

Do not click “Reply” to your email feed! That will not enter you in the drawing. You have to leave the comment on the blog itself on the internet. Just clcik the title “Quilt Soup” and you’ll be whisked over to the post.

Drawing open to U.S. and Canada mailing address only.

Good luck everyone, and thanks for reading All About Appliqué!

By Kay Mackenzie


59 Responses to “Quilt Soup”

  1. Dolores on September 1st, 2013 5:26 am

    I love applique and this book looks like it has a lot of fun projects. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  2. Lynn S on September 1st, 2013 6:07 am

    I love that this book has darling, easy designs! I’m just starting to teach applique–and I see “class project” bouncing in my head!

  3. Sandy A in St. Louis on September 1st, 2013 6:20 am

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing! Oh, and the amaretto scone recipe sounds like something I would love, too.

  4. Nancy on September 1st, 2013 6:46 am

    Count me in! Looks like fun

  5. Pokey on September 1st, 2013 7:08 am

    I have been looking this past week for a sweet applique project, and this sure hits the spot! Please enter my name, and thank you for the opportunity ~

  6. Lea on September 1st, 2013 9:13 am

    Looks like a wonderful book! Would love to drool all over it! Thanks!

  7. Misty on September 1st, 2013 9:18 am

    The patterns in this book look really sweet! I have been considering starting a new applique project and haven’t been able to settle on one. Maybe I need to try something from this book (the little summer table runner looks perfect).

  8. Holly on September 1st, 2013 10:05 am

    Looks like a fabulous book. Please enter me in the contest.

  9. Leann on September 1st, 2013 10:06 am

    Love the colors! Thanks for a chance to win!

  10. Nee on September 1st, 2013 10:10 am

    I love the summer cottage pattern and the fabric choices are perfect! I will add this to my to do list.

  11. Jane H on September 1st, 2013 10:27 am

    Really cute patterns – thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Susan Lesh on September 1st, 2013 10:37 am

    What a great book. Thanks for the chance to win it. Love your blog with all the wealth of information.

  13. Judi R on September 1st, 2013 10:40 am

    I love that scalloped border shown. What a beautiful collection.

  14. Susan on September 1st, 2013 10:48 am

    With fall approaching, Quilt Soup sounds perfect for the cooler weather. Thank you for the opportunity, enjoy your blog

  15. gab on September 1st, 2013 10:51 am

    These are darling patterns. Would love a copy of this book.

  16. Suzanne McFadden on September 1st, 2013 11:08 am

    I love the idea of projects that can be finished fairly quickly!

  17. Sandi on September 1st, 2013 11:27 am

    Love the flowers on the front cover!

  18. Dora on September 1st, 2013 11:31 am

    This applique book looks great. It’s definitely one that I would love to have and use! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  19. Joanna on September 1st, 2013 11:35 am

    Being able to finish “in my lifetime” is a nice touch:) I love charming designs like these. She has a nice way of putting them all together.

  20. Glynis on September 1st, 2013 11:36 am

    Oh my, this book looks wonderful! Recipes as well as quilt patterns, what more could a quilter ask for?
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Robin on September 1st, 2013 11:44 am

    This looks like a great book to add to my quilt library. Thanks for the give-away

  22. Teresa in Music City on September 1st, 2013 11:52 am

    Oh my what a cute book!!! How fun are those designs? I’d love to win a copy of the book – thanks so much for the giveaway :*)

  23. Shirley on September 1st, 2013 12:04 pm

    Love this book, such beautiful quilts, and especially the idea that “These patterns are easy to finish in this lifetime!” Can’t ask for anything more than that – thank you for the opportunity to win……….

  24. Kathy Pennell on September 1st, 2013 1:08 pm

    How cute! That would be a fun book to own! Thanks for the chance to win it. I sure like those pink/pastel colorways!

  25. Sue on September 1st, 2013 1:09 pm

    Love this book. Would love to have it.

  26. Rhonda Desgranges on September 1st, 2013 1:34 pm

    I love applique. This book would be wonderful
    to win! Thanks for the chance.


  27. Sharon Lichter on September 1st, 2013 1:44 pm

    I would live to win this book. The examples are oh so cute.

  28. carol craven on September 1st, 2013 1:47 pm

    I appreciate this chance at giveaway more than you know. I want to do applique but am scared of it, these look simple enough that I am not overwhelmed by them, and the colors
    are some of my favorites-main ones-lol

  29. Betsy on September 1st, 2013 2:19 pm

    This book is too cute and you said wecan finish the patterns I. A lifetime, loll. Count me in

  30. Patricia Faye on September 1st, 2013 2:42 pm

    I love applique and would love to win this book!

  31. Gale S on September 1st, 2013 3:27 pm

    I think the house quilt shown in spring/summer fabrics would be nice in fall colors, too. I am always drawn to houses for applique and piecing; I hope to win this book! Thanks.

  32. Shelor on September 1st, 2013 3:31 pm

    Love the ideas in this book. I really enjoy doing applique–would love to win this book.

  33. Lindi Overton on September 1st, 2013 3:46 pm

    These look like fun appliques in refreshing, cool colors.

  34. Kathleen on September 1st, 2013 3:57 pm

    Quilt patterns AND recipes? All I will need is a cup of tea!

  35. Kathleen C on September 1st, 2013 4:07 pm

    What a lovely looking book! The applique on the cover is enticing; I know I’d enjoy the patterns. Thanks very much.

  36. Jennifer P on September 1st, 2013 4:28 pm

    I’d love to win such a cute book! The cover design is precious. Thanks for sharing the opportunity.

  37. Janis on September 1st, 2013 5:50 pm

    I especially love the colors and the border treatments.
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win this book.

  38. Sally from CA on September 1st, 2013 5:54 pm

    I’d love to win this charming book. The patterns look so cute, and I could really use some applique tips. Thanks for the chance!

  39. Polly Hada on September 1st, 2013 6:06 pm

    Gee, I didn’t know about this talented designer/quilter! Count me in. I would love to have her book, sitting right next to yours.

  40. Eileen Keane on September 1st, 2013 6:21 pm

    I love these quilts! I know exactly which one I’d make first-Summer Cottage.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!

  41. Stephanie Kluk on September 1st, 2013 6:43 pm

    I love these designs! Imagine such projects that can be finished in less time! Would really enjoy this book!

  42. Dot on September 1st, 2013 7:24 pm

    What pretty quilts! It looks like a fun book.

  43. Ellen McCaulley on September 1st, 2013 7:50 pm

    Looks like a great book with wonderful patterns. This book would be great for any quilt library.

  44. Margaret Schindler on September 1st, 2013 8:39 pm

    O I would love to have this book. It is so inspiring to see such beautiful applique,

  45. Lynne Logue on September 1st, 2013 8:55 pm

    I love the patterns displayed. With winter coming it would be wonderful to have these to handstitch while snuggled indoors.

  46. Chris on September 1st, 2013 9:55 pm

    This looks like a wonderful book. It is on my Christmas Wish list. Maybe I will get lucky and Santa will come early.

  47. Teresa on September 2nd, 2013 4:42 am

    I must admit that I was not familiar with this designer, but I love the patterns you show and would love to have this book. Thank you for offering it as a give away!

  48. Sue on September 2nd, 2013 5:24 am

    Thanks for the chance to win! Designs are so pretty.

  49. Deborah Marshall on September 2nd, 2013 7:18 am

    Would love, love, love to win. So cute, I have a 4yr old girl who love the pics too!

  50. sandy on September 2nd, 2013 8:05 am

    Looks like a really fun book of patterns. Would love to win, thanks for the chance.

  51. Lorie on September 2nd, 2013 2:23 pm

    I would love to win the book! I’m working on a appliqué quilt and having a lot of trouble doing needle turn on small pieces. Thanks for the chance to win,

  52. Deb L on September 3rd, 2013 10:20 am

    The quilts look so cute!I would love to win this book.

  53. Vivian on September 3rd, 2013 4:10 pm

    Love all the pictures you posted, looks like a great book. Love the baby blue. Thanks.

  54. Donna A on September 4th, 2013 3:48 am

    Would I?!!! Of course I would! Thanks for the chance.

  55. Wanda on September 4th, 2013 4:31 am

    A lovely book. I want to make everything!

  56. Shawn on September 4th, 2013 9:26 am

    I would love to win the book, it looks like there are some amazing patterns in there, thanks.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  57. Janet on September 5th, 2013 1:55 pm

    I love this book! I’ve had it on my wish list ever since it was posted on the website. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  58. Janet D. on September 5th, 2013 3:06 pm

    The subtitle is pretty appropriate to say “Fun”, it looks like a great book.

  59. Elaine on September 5th, 2013 6:31 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful applique book. Would love to make everything in this book.