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This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!
New Classic Patchwork is the third book by Yoko Saito we have carried on our Connecting Threads website. I reviewed the first one, Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece, and Laraine reviewed the second, House Warming Patchwork. The author has a distinctive style of making scrappy quilted projects with very small pieces of Japanese fabrics, especially woven Daiwabo fabrics, in neutral colors. In fact, there are no materials lists because the instructions are for using an assortment of coordinating scraps.
Quilting in Japan is known as patchwork. The author likes to combine little scraps of fabric into new, unexpected, modern interpretations of traditional blocks. She does this by experimenting with angles, proportions, and color. My favorite project is the Confetti Purse, a briefcase-like bag, which is made with fabrics of similar color value except for tiny squares of a brighter fabric that look like scattered confetti. Most of the 10 projects are unusual bags, clutches, and totes; the intriguing assortment of blocks would make a stunning sampler quilt!
The Lasting Legacies collection would be an interesting, attractive choice for the projects in New Classic Patchwork. A fat quarter (FQ) sampler would provide a lovely assortment of fabrics from which to choose to maximize the scrappy effect!
I will be giving away -
A copy of New Classic Patchwork by Yoko Saito and a Lasting Legacies FQ sampler
to TWO residents of the US and/or Canada*
If you’d like to win, simply leave me a comment telling me what appeals to you about this style of patchwork or the Lasting Legacies collection.
The deadline to enter is Sunday, April 27, 2014 by (11:59 pm PST). Winners will be selected randomly and announced here on Notions next Monday morning, 4/28.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on New Classic Patchwork by Yoko Saito, you can buy it while it’s on sale 40% off through 4/29/14!
*Rules: Contest open to residents of U.S. and Canada only. One entry per person, please. No purchase required. You must provide a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win. All comments must be on this blog post; any comments on other posts will not be counted. If you’re selected as a winner, we will contact you and ask for your mailing address. If we do not hear back within 7 days, your prize will no longer be available. Good luck!