Show and Tell…

Andrea Gardner sent me this photo of her Hand Sewing quilt and I love it so much! She chose colors that are so different from mine and it makes me see the quilt with new eyes. Andrea wrote:

Thank you Becky for this challenge! It was certainly one for me😂. Many of these blocks were trashed, pulled out several times. Instead of throwing it all away, I finally decided to make this work for me. It’s a mess but from afar okay. Her name? Ms Cinquante Pied de Page. That’s French for Ms Fifty Footer…things always sound better to me in French!

We are all way too hard on ourselves. Andrea, you made a wonderful quilt! the colors are great, the blocks look good, and I like the quilt without the baskets and the outer borders. You did great! Give yourself a hug and enjoy it :-). Thank you for sharing your quilt with us!

If you missed it, click here to find the Hand Sewing book that has these blocks inside :-).

Hand Sewing, the book, is here!

I am so happy to introduce you to my book, Hand Sewing. Look inside and discover 5 different hand sewing techniques that come together in one lovely quilt: English paper piecing, needleturn applique, wool applique, hand piecing, and hand quilting.

Slow down and enjoy the process of sewing fabrics together, with your own hands while working on a project that you can take with you anywhere!

Click to buy Hand Sewing. If you like your books in a digital format, click here for the ebook.

Click here to find all sorts of hand sewing notions.

Organic Applique Blog Tour!

(FYI: Melissa Gerber was chosen by the random number generator to be the winner of the ebook.)

Welcome to you who are visiting today as part of the tour celebrating Kathy Doughty’s new book, Organic Appliqué! Kathy is my friend who just also happens to be a wonderful quilter with excellent quilting and design skills. You can also find this post on Instagram @beckygoldsmith.

Organic Applique is packed with good information about color and design. I was struck as I read the book by the ways Kathy’s take on color is similar to, but different from, my own. In fact, I think that my book, The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color, and Kathy’s Organic Applique are a perfect pair.

Kathy asked us to interpret a pattern from her book as if we were making it. I chose the pattern “Stolen Moments”. The video walks you through the way I would color this quilt. I hope you enjoy it!

For a chance to win an Organic Applique e-book, leave a comment on this post or on the Instagram post. A winner will be chosen tomorrow.

Be sure to visit the next tour host, Rachael Daisy, on Instagram @bluemountaindaisy tomorrow.

Here are the other tour stops:

  • Monday August 26 Wendy Williams @flyingfishkits 
  • Tuesday August 27 Natalie Barnes @beyondthereefpatterns
  • Wednesday August 28 Becky Goldsmith @beckygoldsmith
  • Thursday August 29 Rachael Daisy @bluemountaindaisy
  • Friday August 30 Scott Hansen @bluenickelstudios
  • Saturday August 31 Maria Shell @talesofastitcher
  • Sunday September 1 Anna Maria Horner @annamariahorner