Introducing: Scrap Republic
Once upon a time I wrote a pattern and gave it the silly name of Mrs. Roy G. Biv. Before the pattern was even published (almost exactly two years ago!), I had approximately 2,394,299 other ideas for quilts in a similar genre.
So I wrote a proposal.
And now I’d like to introduce…
Coming in September 2011.
It’s all about color. And scraps. And the cool things you can do with scraps. Remember my 119.8 pounds of scraps last February? Well, does this explain that now?
(Can we talk about my love of this photo (taken yesterday in Seattle)? All my stuff went to C&T for this book while still in Raleigh. Like no joke, the boxes went to UPS a couple days before the packers showed up. I DO NOT recommend having book deadlines the same week as movers coming to your house — just a little tip!) I also found out that the Goretex in my new shoes works really well! Right when I was taking this picture, the waves really kicked up (wind? boat? who knows…) and my pants got soaked but my feet stayed totally dry!
And if you don’t have enough scraps? Well, conveniently enough, each project also includes instructions on how to make that same spiffy quilt from just plain-ole-yardage-from-the-store.
(I’m tempted to start giving out prizes to anyone who can name my picture spots around Seattle.)
Now for the official blurb:
- “Roy G. Biv” is an acronym for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet—the colors featured in these 8 quilts
- Each scrappy, stash-busting project also shows alternate instructions for using newly purchased yardage in other colorways
- Intriguing, contemporary patterns are geared for both the adventurous beginner and the confident intermediate quilter
Popular patternmaker Emily Cier sews up all the colors of the rainbow in her second collection of all-new patterns that include wallhangings and lap quilts. Divided into sections for the “little stasher” or the “big stasher,” this book gives separate cutting instructions for working with all scraps, or with all new fabrics. Emily brings a modern aesthetic to patchwork blocks with a joyful jolt of color!
Stop by Booth 1740 at SLC Market to see more from the book. And how about some previews in August/September? Sound good?
Right now, I should get back to reviewing the Pages which is C&T-speak for the last look-see of the book. It’s uber-ly gorgeous inside. Promise.
A little more bean-spillage tomorrow! Yay! This is fun.