Monday, July 16, 2012

Scrap Republic Review

You know I love a good scrap project and when I got the opportunity to review Scrap Republic by Emily Cier I couldn't say no. 

Do you have a million scraps? Yes me too. 
Two things I love about the book are all the beautiful color photos and wonderful illustrations. The book has 8 really good quilts along with a "Solace for the Scrapless" inspiration for each so it's a book for anyone. 

I decided to make a mini version of the Pivot Quilt. 

While I was in Sister's for the Outdoor Quilt Show I was able to finish the top and it had a nice little photo shoot. Thank you to Paula for imparting more of her photo knowledge on me!

Here is the full Pivot Quilt.

I love the color transition but I didn't think it would be as effective small scale and I have a lot of orange, pink, and red scraps so I stuck with those. Rachel has graciously offered to quilt it for me I'll be sure to share when it's done. 

I honestly love all the quilts in the book and there is a good range of quilts for different skill levels.The illustrations are well done and are really concise and easy to understand. There is a great section with tips and techniques at the beginning of the book to get you started. If you are a newer quilter you might need to read over some quilt instructions a few times, I had to at one point, but I wouldn't let that stop you from buying the book! My house mates in Sisters were passing it around and were unanimously impressed. Emily also has a new book Pixel Play coming out in August that you can pre-order right now. 

For all of you Portland Modern Quilt Guild members we will be giving the book away at our meeting this Thursday I hope to see you there. Meeting details will be on the PMQG blog tomorrow.



Jacey said...

Oh, I love your version! It is beautiful, and the pictures are super fun! I'm glad you had a good time this weekend!

Catskill Quilter said...

I love your pivot quilt -- especially the palette that you selected! It is a huge success!

arajane said...

oh, i just love your colors! it makes my heart very happy.

**nicke... said...

oh petra, it is just lovely! so so beautiful! and it is perfect on the back of that awesome bike!

Elsa said...

Really great review and your version of the quilt is wonderfully done. The circles look like they are shining ~ love the photo with the tree ~ perfect!