Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Very Special Book Launch

The Friday Girls attended a very special book launch last week at Avonleigh Country Quilting.  Our very own Marg Low has released her first book called Things I Love to Make.

L to R: Michelle, Marg, Jan, Sue-Anne, Helen.

Marg gave us all our own specially signed copy.

I'm extra excited because my quilt is in the book.

Over the Christmas period I did a little bit of Secret Sewing.  Marg had made a beautiful quilt called Magic Circles (pictured in the top photo) in lots of pinks and reds and my challenge was to do one in blues.  All the blue fabrics came from my stash.  There were 99 blocks to make and I am a little embarrassed to admit that I did not repeat one fabric.

I had decided that I was going to make this quilt for a soldier friend who is deployed to the Middle East so I made mine a different size to Marg's.  Once it was completed, I loved it so much I kept it for myself......

The leftover blocks didn't go to waste, they were sewn together and made into a little quilt and then given to my friend's grandson as a christening gift.

If you would like to purchase Marg's book or visit her blog, just click on the highlighted links.  It's a beautiful book and showcases Marg's designs beautifully.  Marg is a very talented lady and we are very blessed to have her as our friend.

Sue-Anne xxx


Susan said...

I have my copy too, it was very exciting to see your quilt in it. Well done!

Annemieke said...

Congratulations with your quilt in the book. It is a very nice quilt and I can imagine you kept it. There are always so many memories when you choose fabrics from your own stash.
It seems a nice book to me.

Elyte said...

Well done Sue-Anne but you better get to work and make another quilt for the poor soldier friend who is still with out his quilt.
Best wishes to the Friday girls who are anonymous no more!

katrien said...

Hé that must been fun having a quilt in a book.
Have a nice time.

Jo in TAS said...

I've got my copy and it's signed too! I 've always loved Marg's style. You're blue version of her quilt is stunning too.

Susan In Texas said...

How very lovely! I don't think you should be embarrassed about having 99 different fabrics in your stash. You had 99 different fabrics in your stash for a REASON, to make this lovely quilt. I know, I know and you could probably make 10-20 more similar to it. Me too. So we're prepared, that's all. Big deal! ;)

Happy stitching,
Susan in Texas

Shirley said...

Congratulations Sue-Anne on making such a lovely quilt. That is the reason to invest in a large stash - choice. Can't wait to have my own copy now. Marg is very talented.

Stina Blomgren said...

Ohhh...what a lovely quilt you made...and NAH....don't be embarrassed ....a girl have t have some fun and as Shirley said...choice..:0)) that book will be on m wish list as well!!!
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Linda said...

How very special Sue-Anne, Congratulations!! I just love your quilts, your work is truly inspiring.x

Anonymous said...

How fun you get to be in the book too! I agree...I would have kept the quilt too! Its very sweet!!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations Sue-Anne for you quilt being in the book....now wonder you kept it....it is lovely.....I always love your colour choices! Now I will have to go and look that book up also....I met Marg last year in Sydney and she was a lovely lady!