June 3, 2013

Last time I went to Quilt Market I made the pleasant acquaintance of one of the staff members at Landauer Publishing. Recently she emailed me to ask if I would like to share one of their brand-new books with readers of the blog.

Would I? Of course! I’m so excited to say that it’s Edyta Sitar’s Seasonal Silhouettes, hot off the presses!

Subtitled “12 Inspirational Quilt Blocks Featuring Raw-Edge Appliqué.”

Edyta used batik fabrics for their natural hues “touched by nature’s paintbrush” and tight weave. Since she does a form of raw-edge appliqué in which she stitches 1/8″ from the raw edge during the quilting process, batiks are an excellent choice. There’s a two-page spread of “color chips” so you can take the book to the fabric store with you in case you need to round out your stash of batiks.

What I really like is that the author gives an informational roundup of three different kinds of paper-backed fusible web, with the pros and cons of each, to help you make your choice for these projects. There’s also complete information on how she does her raw-edge appliqué and her quilting.

The gorgeous book is slightly oversized at 9×12. I imagine that’s so it can include… yes… full-size pull-out template pages for your convenience! On top of that, you can actually order all of the pre-made laser-cut appliqué shapes, complete with fusible web on the back, from Edyta’s website Laundry Basket Quilts.




Those are just three of the 12 designs… there’s one for every month, and you can stitch up as many or as few as you like.

There’s a short video about the book at the Landauer website. Just click on the “Look Inside” tab.

Thanks again to Landauer for providing a copy to give away to a lucky reader. If you’d like to enter the drawing, please leave a comment on this post before 7:00 p.m. California time on Friday, June 7.

Drawing open to U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. Do not reply to an email feed… instead come on down to the blog itself on the internet and leave your comment there.

Good luck!!

By Kay Mackenzie


57 Responses to “Seasonal Silhouettes”

  1. Betsy on June 3rd, 2013 5:07 am

    Omg I love this. Thanks for the chance

  2. DebrafromMD on June 3rd, 2013 6:09 am

    I think I have every book that Edyta has written. I would love to add this one to my collection. I love her designs.

  3. Karen on June 3rd, 2013 6:29 am

    Fantastic book!

  4. Norma Wlos on June 3rd, 2013 6:53 am

    I simply love Edyta’s work. Please choose me..

  5. Dot on June 3rd, 2013 8:47 am

    Thanks, Kay and Landauer! They are such pretty designs.

  6. Loris Mills on June 3rd, 2013 8:56 am

    Such lovely designs! The book looks wonderful. I am interested in reading her review of the fusibles as well.
    Thank you for hosting the giveaway :-)

  7. cynthia on June 3rd, 2013 9:11 am

    Thanks for letting us know about this book. The designs look lovely.

  8. SandiM on June 3rd, 2013 9:11 am

    Beautiful designs. Would love to have her book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. Kathy Pennell on June 3rd, 2013 9:21 am

    this looks like a lovely book! I love to look at Edyta’s things! Her colors are just amazing. Would love to have this book! Thanks for the opportunity.

  10. Teresa in Music City on June 3rd, 2013 9:22 am

    I LOVE Edyta’s designs and had not yet heard of this book! Some of my favorite quilts are seasonal ones that come out to play at the right time each year. They seem new and fresh every time!!! Thanks for such a great giveaway ♥

  11. Kathy O in GA on June 3rd, 2013 9:26 am

    Thank you Kay for the chance to win Edyta’s new book! She will be speaking at our quild in a few weeks, so I can’t wait to see what she brings to show us in person.

  12. Debbie on June 3rd, 2013 9:35 am

    I love Edyta’s patterns and fabrics. Being a Texan, I must do the cowboy boot with the wildflowers!

  13. Gloria on June 3rd, 2013 9:36 am

    I love January’s with the ice skates. Looks like a great book.

  14. Lorie on June 3rd, 2013 9:46 am

    Love her work! I would love to read her book and make the quilt. I also need to learn more about applique, and she is the person to learn it from. Thanks you for hosting the giveaway.

  15. vickie van dyken on June 3rd, 2013 9:54 am

    My friend Shirley got this book, and all the laser cut packets !!! I LOVE it :) can’t wait to get mine!!!! Hope I win the book :)
    Thanks a million

  16. Janet D. on June 3rd, 2013 9:56 am

    Thanks for the chance to win, Edyta’s designs are always beautiful.

  17. Sherry on June 3rd, 2013 9:58 am

    Edyta’s designs are so much fun and her fabric choices are wonderful. I would love to win her book and learn more about the use of fusible. Thank you offering the opportunity.

  18. Joanna on June 3rd, 2013 9:59 am

    I love the ice skates and the cover quilts, so I’m sure to love the rest. She does make beautiful designs.

  19. Carol Schlabach on June 3rd, 2013 10:10 am

    I have always loved Edyta’s work. I hope I am lucky enough to win this book! Thanks so much.

  20. Sharon Scholfield on June 3rd, 2013 10:15 am

    Love the cowboy boot & flowers! What a cute theme for July. Book looks great and info on fusibles much needed.

  21. Sally from Ca on June 3rd, 2013 10:19 am

    lovely designs –Would love to try this technique.

  22. Brenda C. on June 3rd, 2013 10:34 am

    Thanks for another book review. I have just finished one of Edyta’s pieced quilts and am intrigued with the idea of laser cut applique pieces.

  23. Dana D on June 3rd, 2013 10:39 am

    I am a huge Edyta fan! I recently had an opportunity to take a class from her in Paducah and love her even more than I did before! Thanks for the review!

  24. Shelor on June 3rd, 2013 10:40 am

    I love Edyta’s work and would love the book. Hope I win!!

  25. Kathy Lancaster on June 3rd, 2013 10:41 am

    Looks like a wonderful book, one I would like to have. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. gab on June 3rd, 2013 10:58 am

    Looks like lovely appliques. Count me in!!

  27. Deb G. in VA on June 3rd, 2013 11:11 am

    I love Edyta’s designs! I have not tried her pre-cut applique shapes, but I think they are a wonderful idea. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of her new book!

  28. Gail on June 3rd, 2013 11:42 am


  29. Kathleen C on June 3rd, 2013 11:50 am

    I’ve been admiring Edyta’s patterns recently; her patterns and fabric combinations are lovely. I’d love to win her book; thanks for the opportunity.

  30. kate on June 3rd, 2013 11:50 am

    Lovely book, I too have never won but,don’t `shout’ :>) hehee. I would like to make a garden so lovely as what the pictures show. my oh my so lovely. What fabrics are best?

  31. Linda Luggen on June 3rd, 2013 11:54 am

    Looks like a fabulous book. Having appliqued and taught for over 30 years, I always love to see new ideas.

  32. kathyg in NC on June 3rd, 2013 12:03 pm

    auughhh it is out of stock at Amazon….auughh oh please to the contest angels..★*°`❤`°*★

  33. Kelly Henry on June 3rd, 2013 12:06 pm

    My quilting group just talked about “Seasonal Silhouettes.” One of our favorite things to applique is flowers. I’d love to tell them I received a copy from All About Applique.

  34. Kathryn Knox on June 3rd, 2013 12:11 pm

    Wow! Love to have this book. Crossing my fingers. Thanks for the chance.

  35. Patricia Faye on June 3rd, 2013 12:32 pm

    I would love to have this book. The designs will make a perfect quilt. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I win!

  36. Shawn J on June 3rd, 2013 12:46 pm

    It really sounds like a great book, I would love to win it.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

  37. Robin on June 3rd, 2013 1:45 pm

    Edyta’s designs are always so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  38. Sandy O on June 3rd, 2013 2:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing Edyta’s new book with us. I just love what she does. One very creative lady. Everything she does is so beautiful. Would love to have her new book in my collection. Thanks for doing this.

  39. Estie on June 3rd, 2013 2:42 pm

    Yes! I would love to win Edyta’s new book. She does create some beautiful quilts.

  40. Sandy A in St. Louis on June 3rd, 2013 5:21 pm

    Love the July block! It is just too cute! Please count me in on the give away. And thank you to Landauer for the give away, too!

  41. Patty W on June 3rd, 2013 5:29 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a GREAT book – Edyta’ s work is wonderful!

  42. Karin on June 3rd, 2013 5:41 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win such a pretty book! Sounds great, having life-size patterns – I just did one where I had to blow up by 200% and 40% – obviously, I just free-handed it instead, but I’m really not that great an artist, so close enough was good enough!

  43. Vicky T on June 3rd, 2013 7:37 pm

    Great review of what looks to be another great book.

  44. Wanda on June 4th, 2013 5:16 am

    Lovely designs. I especially like that she used batiks. I’ll be on the lookout for this one if I don’t win!

  45. Diane R on June 4th, 2013 5:31 am

    I love everything Edyta does! I would love to win the book but may have to buy it it I am not lucky! Thanks for the chance.

  46. Paule-Marie on June 4th, 2013 6:55 am

    Thank you for the review. It looks like a great book. I will have to look for it.

  47. Lisa Mikel on June 4th, 2013 9:23 am

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. Her patterns are so lovely. I would love to win a copy of her book!

  48. Kim M in PA on June 4th, 2013 4:53 pm

    Wow, I would love to have this book!

  49. Angie in SoCal on June 4th, 2013 8:12 pm

    I just love her work and would love to win that copy. Thanks for the chance!

  50. Donna A on June 5th, 2013 3:35 am

    Wow! Would I ever like to win that book! I love her work! Please pick me to win! Thanks for the chance – I hadn’t seen the book yet.

  51. Pat D on June 5th, 2013 7:26 am

    Wow, these blocks are wonderful and I’d love to make every one of them. Please pick me to win. Thanks for the chance.

  52. Sherill V on June 5th, 2013 7:59 am

    Wow! I love Edyta’s books! What a great calendar quilt this will make. Thank you for the chance to win .

  53. usairdoll on June 7th, 2013 1:05 am

    I love everything that Edyta does and this book looks awesome. Can’t wait to see what the other month’s patterns look like, I know they will be gorgeous!

    Thank you and Landauer Publishing for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  54. Lorena on June 7th, 2013 4:53 am

    What a wonderful looking book. Thanks for a chance to win one, but if I don’t it will definitely be on my list to pick up.

  55. Eileen Keane on June 7th, 2013 6:14 am

    These are adorable designs! I’d love to make each one individually; I have the perfect place in my entryway.
    Kay and Landauer, thank you for doing this giveaway.

  56. Maureen on June 7th, 2013 2:20 pm

    What a great book! Thanks so much Kay for a chance at the give-away!

  57. Denise on June 7th, 2013 5:50 pm

    Love Edyta’s work. Like the fact projects are small and can be done quickly. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.