Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Playful Petals Blog Tour

Today I'm thrilled to be another stop on 
Corey Yoder's Playful Petals Blog Tour!

I was super excited when Corey asked me to participate.  I've been swooning over her beautiful creations on Instagram for some time now and her new book, Playful Petals, really caught my attention as I am OBSESSED with the petal shape right now!  After checking out my e-copy (courtesy of C&T Publishing) I was highly impressed!  The book is beautiful inside and out.  Just filled to the brim with lots of eye candy and Corey's use of color is really inspiring! 

Her book includes tons of fabulous tips on fusible applique.  She walks you through every step of the way and includes lots of great photos and options to help you become a confident appliquer.  She also includes a great section on quilt making basics, fabric selection and using pre-cuts.  I also love the fact that each of the 9 beautiful quilt projects featured in Playful Petals has a coordinating mini project!  

There were several projects in the book that I wanted to make but in the end, I couldn't resist the Rainbow Petals Pillow.  You can see Corey's version (above) which she made up in some super cute vintagy florals.  I was really taken to the sweet prints and colors she used but I decided to use up some left over Joel Dewberry charm squares I had laying around (plus a few more scraps from my stash) to make this version:

It adds a fun pop of color to my family room and I guess it's fun to see it in a more modern, darker color way.

It was really fun to make and I hope to find time to try some of the other projects in Playful Petals.

Thanks to all of you for stopping by today.  I do hope you'll check out the other stops on this blog tour to see more beautiful projects from Playful Petals.

September 15: Amy @   http://www.stitcherydickorydock.com/
September 16: Melissa @ http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/
September 17: Jessica @ http://quiltyhabit.blogspot.com/
September 18: Faith @ http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/
September 19: Amy @ http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
~Break for Weekend~
September 22: Sherri @ http://www.aquiltinglife.com/
September 25: Amanda @ http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/
September 26: Lee @ http://www.freshlypieced.com/
September 27: Corey @ http://www.littlemissshabby.com Final Round-up & Giveaway

Happy quilting!
~ Amber


KaHolly said...

Sweet! Looks like a delightful book. It's on my list of 'must haves'.

Needled Mom said...

It looks wonderful. I like it in the darker colors too.

Patricia said...

Love your pillow, the brown very nice.

Patricia C

OhioLori said...

This book is definitely high up on my Wish List! I looove her work! :)

Your Pillow is Awesome!! Would go in our Son's home perfectly too!

Cori said...

Cute pillow, the book looks great

Amber Johnson said...

Thank you!! And the book is gorgeous!

Amber Johnson said...

I'm a big fan of Corey's too! And the book does not disappoint! Thanks for your kind words!


Amber Johnson said...

Thank you! It was a fun little project and I like to try different color combos! Coreys version is so sweet though.

Amber Johnson said...

It will be well worth it! I would love to make several of the projects in Playful Petals.

Amber Johnson said...

Thanks! I love trying out different color combos!