Thursday, 16 October 2014

Giveaway ...

(This book is published by Martingale Publications, and all the photography shown is by Brent Kane.)

Simply Modern Christmas by Cindy Lammon, has some great patterns which will allow you to dress your house for Christmas.  It includes 14 projects ranging from bed quilts and wall hangings, to Christmas Stockings and a table runner and a tree skirt. 

Although most of the patterns are shown in traditional Christmas colours, ie red and green, I think they would all work in other colours for other times of the year.  Imagine this one, for example, 

 made up with that  special fabric you can't bear to cut up, and this one, with its many pieces, would make a fantastic I-spy quilt for children.

As I would expect from any book published by Martingale, the instructions are very clear and each pattern has many diagrams. I also enjoyed the photography in this book.  Each quilt is shown in a styled shot (I love the Christmas tree they used on the front cover too) and as a full-face shot so you can see exactly what you are getting into before you start. 

My favourite project?  This Christmas Tree skirt, which I might just have to make before I put my tree up this year.

Now, I think I may have mentioned a giveaway in the title of this post?  Well, Martingale Publications are offering an e-book version of this book to one of you. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what colours you use to decorate for Christmas.

The giveaway small print:
1.     This giveaway is open to everybody, wherever you live, BUT please remember to make sure I can contact you if you are the winner.
2.     If you are a no-reply person, you will not be entered unless you leave an email address in your comment as I will not be able to get in touch with you.  (Note, if you are a Google+ person, you will be no-reply).
3.     This giveaway will also be available on my blog at Quilt Times.
4. If you are a member of Yorkshire Modern Quilters, leave a separate comment telling me so for an extra entry.
4.     The giveaway will close next Saturday, 25 October.
5.     The winner will be selected using Mr Random Generator.

17 comments:

  1. green and red and gold, thanks for the chance

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  2. This year I'm going to be decorating with pale blue and silver.

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  3. I am trying modern Christmas fabrics in teal, dark pink, dark green and silver to update my kitchen but I stick to traditional colours for the tree.

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  4. looks an interesting book but must own up to not bothering to decorate last Xmas, have about 15 Xmas pictures I have made through the year but they did not appear and have not had a tree since I moved here 7 years ago so do not enter me in the draw!

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  5. Using my new white twiggy tree and gold, silver and white lights. Love the look of the quilts in the book.

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  6. I belong to the group - great regional day last weekend in Goole with talk by Hazel Willimas

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  7. I love all the greens and white with the occasional splurge of red and lots and lots of sparkle

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  8. ooo Sue that looks like a fab book !!!

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  9. Having another stab as i am in the group !! thanks for the 2 chances

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  10. Red green and silver - I love Christmas :) amycav at hotmail dot com

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  11. I change colours every year, last year was turquoise, pink and silver.
    poppyinstitches@yahoo.co.uk

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  12. traditional colours like red green browns

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  13. Lots of red and white with touch's of green (usually in the form of greenery - holly, for etc)

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  14. I use Red & Green! & lots of Sparkly lights, glitter, snowflakes...LOOOOVE Christmas! :)

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  15. I like the "NEW" Christmas greens and reds.I too also like the white to show them off.I just made a Christmas runner out of Black ,grey and white Christmas fabrics.

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  16. Mostly red and green, although other colours sneak in, too. sarah@forrussia.org

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  17. Red gold and green! Especially love gold and I think I need to start incorporating navy this year! (I left a comment on your other page too, not sure if I get double entries. If I'm not supposed to the just disregard this one :))

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