Thursday, July 3, 2014

A new book by Philippa Naylor!

We are always happy and relieved here when a book is finished and is sent fed ex to the printer overseas!

Our newest creation is the second book by Philippa Naylor, a talented British quilter who has won numerous awards here at AQS in Paducah and at IQA in Houston. In fact, the National Quilt Museum owns three of her gorgeous quilts, the most from any non-American quilter!

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Philippa’s first book, Quilting in the LImelight was not only filled with great information for her award-winning quilting techniques but also told about her life in England. One of the most interesting parts was about her drive from Saudi Arabia back home to England. Quite an adventure!

Applique Mastery: Processes, Possibilities & Pattern is the title of her new book and was months in the making! This is a unique book because you follow Philippa’s design process for creating a competition quilt. She takes you along while she chooses the fabrics, designs the quilt and all the thought processes involved with executing the quilt design. How should I stitch on the appliques?  What stitching should I use in the small central areas? What quilt design will beautifully fill the large spaces in the borders of the quilt? Which type of border will enhance an already visually loaded and colorful design?

All these questions and more are answered in 12 simple month-by-month lessons that guide you through the creation of your own masterpiece. Included in the book is her full-scale pattern with ideas of how to modify it to fit your needs. Each month you will learn something new and refine your quilting skills!

We will soon be running a contest on facebook to win copies of this new book before it is released ! So watch the Dragon Threads facebook page.

As I like to do…here are possible covers for this book. Comment below which one you like the best! Let’s see which is the most popular!

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10 comments:

  1. I love the bottom most photo - it really draws the eye in for a looksee! I have the first book & will definitely have to have the second as well.

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  2. I love the last photo. I think the bright white against all the color is a real eye catcher. I look forward to buying this book. Love her work.

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  3. Late to the party but I also like the last one best too. I also like the asymmetry of the second-to-last one.

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  4. My favorite is the second one! Leave it to me to be different from the previous posters. ;)

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  5. I also like the last one, but the third one is a close second!

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  6. I like either the third cover, or the fourth. The third gives an idea of what's to come inside the cover and is similar in nature to her first book (which I own and love!). The fourth looks fresh and energetic, and I like the wow factor of seeing more of the quilt's composition. Really, how can you go wrong with any of them? Her work is gorgeous!

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  7. I like the 4th photo. So great to see another book from Philippa as I love Quilting in the Llimelight.

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  8. 4th photo - visually interesting and shows most of the whole pattern while giving enough detail to see what one is going to be getting into. I can't wait for this book to come out. I have a huge applique quilt in the works and need some direction.

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  9. I like cover two. I can't wait to get this book, as I also love her first one too.

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