October 2014 | Go-Go Kim

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Blog Tour: Quilt Talk by Sam Hunter

WORDS!!!!  I love em...I use em...A WHOLE BUNCH...and now I can quilt with them too!

Sam Hunter  ( another word lover), wrote this fantastic book Quilt Talk with C&T Publishing  providing patterns for you to make all kinds of fun and fabulous projects using you special words.

I met Sam at Market in Houston whilst working with Alex, Elena and Dario in the Aurifil booth at International Quilt Market ( have I ever mentioned I am the LUCKIEST girl in the WORLD) .  She was a whirlwind bearing gifts of BUTTONS with the best sayings.  I like anyone presenting me with gifts but ones that crack me up too...Sam is a KEEPER!  Sam has this sassy saucy attitude with a whole TON of realist thrown in so you never have to guess what she is thinking...she will tell you!  I am thrilled to have her in my life and I hope you will enjoy this book and her projects as much as I have.

Sam has written a very detailed sections of paper piecing, how to reduce and enlarge the patterns in the book as well as little tips along the way to help ensure all of your projects turn out just the way you want them to without pulling your hair out! The book is filled with actual photos for the paper piecing and since I am a very visual sewer I found this to be a big bonus!  I was also amazed to learn about "Letter and Word Anatomy."  This is stuff I never knew I needed but am so happy to now know!  All the information is broken down and delivered in a way that flows...like Sam is telling you herself.  Finally, and this is pretty cool, The section on how to make your own quilts!  There is encouragement and instructions to take her patterns and make it your very own!  No one size fits all in this book...you can make it ALL YOU!

Look at some of Sam's patterns in the book for your home or a good friend that shares your love of words and quilts!

I think this one is my favorite in the book.  I do love what I do everyday.

And what a great quilt for newlyweds or a great anniversary gift for a couple that will be together 27 years this December ( hint hint).

I did make a project using Sam's paper priced letters using the RED pattern that you can download for free !  WOOT WOOT!!!

I was going to make the scrap bucket but then had a quilter AHA moment!  Don't you love to get those little plot twists when you are working on something.  I have a friend that has a birthday coming up, a quilty friend that LOVES red and has three letters in her name.  She does so much for the quilting community by sharing her knowledge and she has an Aurifil collection or two ;o)  I decided to make her a mini quilt for her studio cuz I love her bunches!

I had to pick the perfect red Aurifil thread for the quilting and the 40wt WON! I popped out some very quick straight line quilting to keep it simple.

I think she will be very please with this scrappy goodness all bound in red!

Here is another project that is included in the book, just what we all need...SCRAP BUCKETS!

After you make the RED block, make sure to visit the rest of the blogs in the hop to read more about Sam and to get ALL of the wonderful colors! The pattern for the scrap bucket ( like the one featured on the cover) is in the book too!!!!  If you make a pattern from the book please be sure to share using the hashtag #quilttalk.  Sam's blog is the final day and there will be an incredible prize including a copy of the book and all kinds of stuff you will not want to miss!!!

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