A Quilter’s Mixology in Review – Day 1

So I’ve done this thing…write a book.  It’s the life long dream come true via hard work and hours and hours of sewing.  And I know that I’ve shared a bit about the book here.  You probably know that it is about curved piecing and maybe have seen a sneak peak here or there.  But I realized that I have not officially shown you all the projects IN the book.  I’ve been waiting so long to share them with you all that I forgot that at some point I would actually be able to show you! lol

So today I’m kicking off a week long showing of all of the projects from my book, A Quilter’s Mixology.  I’ll be sharing about 3 projects a day from the book.  And each day there will be an opportunity to win a copy of the book and other fun prizes along the way…just to celebrate!  I hope you’ll join me each day to see the quilts and hopefully be inspired to start sewing some curves.

I love all of my quilts.  Truly I do.  So it’s hard to know where to start.  But since you’ve seen the book cover, I will go ahead and start there, with Orange Twist.

My first quilt I designed and made for the book, this uses my favorite color scheme of orange and aqua. Quilted by the amazing Krista Withers, I love the look of fans she created. The name for this quilt was inspired by churn of soft serve ice cream twisting out of a machine at an ice cream parlor.  Also of note, this quilt uses the largest curved pieces in the book by far!
Secondly, I’d like to share a peak at a more traditional arrangement of 1/4 circle blocks, Arabian Nights.

This quilt is my personal homage to Anna Maria Horner and her gorgeous fabrics.  Each print is a different design of hers spanning across multiple years and lines.  I used a Sizzix die cutter to help make quick work of cutting the charms I used.  As a block based quilt, this can  be made as small or as large as you would like.  But I will warn you that this is some heavy work…each block is a curved block in this quilt.  But you can’t beat how timeless it is.

And Finally for today, I would like to share with you a strip pieced quilt with the addition of curves…a delightfully whimsical quilt, Paint Drips.
Originally inspired by my husband, a painter and contractor, I love the ease of the curves here as they gently undulate from drip to drip.  It is a large quilt to make the curves manageable but comes together quickly with strip piecing and little seam matching. This too was quilted by Krista for me and she did an amazing job with the details of drips throughout the quilt.
So there you have it!  The first three of sixteen projects to share with you.  I hope you are excited by what you have seen and are ready to see more all throughout this week.  I’m sooo happy to finally be sharing some more details with you all.

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255 thoughts on “A Quilter’s Mixology in Review – Day 1

  1. Im so in love with this book since I saw it in all those quilt market pictures, so its already on my amazon list, if I win it, even better, if not, I sure will buy it, totally love curves, and you did a fabulous job an all this inspiring quilts, thanks for the chance

  2. From the Third Coast, many congratulations to you , Angela. So very happy for you and this outstanding accomplishment. I have folliwed you on Instagram. Will come back to post after sharing. You have really been busy! Great job.

  3. How exciting! Congrats on your book, it looks great. Those 'fans' are really nice, would look good in Asian prints. And the paint drips are fun! Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. The quilts you have shown look great Angela! I love the paint drips. I have had something similar sketched out for ages but never made it! I think it's just a fun idea. The quilting looks fantastic too. Enjoy!

  5. Your book looks amazing & the quilts you've featured in this post are wonderful, particularly Paint Drips! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  6. Congratulations on getting published! It must've been loads of work. Personally I am a bit scared of curves – I want someone to tell me they are like zippers: not so bad once you try / practice.

  7. Well done. That is a book I have been waiting for. All three of these quilts inspire me, and I am sure the book will do the same.. Congrats on your first book, and may there be more!

  8. I will likely be getting this book. I also love the paint drips but all I have seen so far is inspiring. I wish I had half your creative energy.

  9. I want to make the Paint Drips quilt first! Looking forward to buying this book. Hopefully soon! It's my birthday in a week so I might get some birthday money.

  10. These quilts are gorgeous. Especially the Orange Twist.. LOL talk about wetting our appetites.
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  11. I would love to win a copy of your book! I have an Accuquilt Go! and they have two different sized drunkard's path dies – right there I would be ahead of the game! Thanks for the give away!

  12. I love your quilts! So pretty. I think my favorite is the first, I have some orange in my fabric stash that I'm always afraid to use…but it looks fabulous with the aqua! I might just have to give it a try.

    Thanks!!

  13. all of those quilts are so cool! i love the colors you used (and the quilting just makes them pop!) thank you for the lovely giveaway. even if i don't win i'll be hunting down a copy 🙂

  14. My dad was a house painter!!!! In the painting lingo a "drip" or other "mistake" is called a holiday .
    I learned that as a young girl and it sounded fun/interesting to me so when I either win or buy your book paint drps that will be the first project I make and I'll name mine with the word holiday in some way

  15. Amazing looking projects. I feel like they are beyond my skill level, but you never know until you try, and you can't get better without practice.

  16. I did a demo for my guild on curved piecing. I would love a copy of the book because I think the Paint Drips quilt is fantastic!

  17. our shop got this book recently and I love it after skimming through the project pictures alone. I love the big curves in the orange twist and have already told a friend I need to make it for her! 🙂

  18. I love the new twist that you are bringing in your book, and you're color choices. Thank you this opportunity. I'm interested in your quilt designs also. Congrats and keep up the great work.

  19. I have been so excited to get my hands on your book!! It looks like each quilt is more beautiful than the next! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  20. Congratulations Angela! I would love, love, love to win your lovely book! The clover clips are great, I have the red ones and uses for binding.

  21. I can't wait to see the rest of the quilts! Curves intimidate and intrigue me, I would love to have a copy! (and I've never used the Clover clips, they're on my wishlist)

  22. Love these projects and can't wait to see more of them.
    Will definitely be purchasing this book – that is if I am unlucky not to win this wonderful prize.
    And would love to try the wonderclips.
    Following you on instagram.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win such great prizes.

  23. I'm so excited to get a copy of this in my hands! It looks like it's full of beautiful quilts and fun, unique designs. The Paint Drips! Seriously! 🙂 Good stuff!

  24. Congratulations, Angela! All three of those quilts are appealing to me. I love that your book is based on curved piecing, a skill I certainly need to work on!

  25. Curves are my next frontier! Your book looks lovely-congrats! I recently purchased a pack of 10 wonder clips for my hexie construction….they are wonderful! 😉

  26. First of all the quilts are beautiful! My granddaughter's bedroom is in aqua and orange and she loves vanilla ice cream! I am going to have to get the book to make it for her!

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