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Patchwork Sassaman Style Blog Tour

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
Patchwork Sassaman Style

July Book Review Blog Tour! I am participating with others in a blog tour to review Jane Sassaman’s new book! Be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed, and follow reviews of Patchwork Sassaman Style ‚Äď Recipes for Dazzling Quilts! Leave a comment on my blog to enter a drawing for a free book!

The blog schedule and participants are:

2-Jul Laura Wasilowski
3-Jul Jessica Sloan
4-Jul   Celebrate Independence Day!
5-Jul Judy CoatesPerez
6-Jul Jane Sassaman
7-Jul Linda Teufel
8-Jul Gloria Hansen
9-Jul Melissa Peda
10-Jul Susan B Knapp
11-Jul Jacquie Gering
12-Jul Weeks Ringle
13-Jul SewCalGal
14-Jul Jessica Kovach
15-Jul Pam Matthews
16-Jul Frieda Anderson
17-Jul Pat Sloan
18-Jul Jan Krentz
19-Jul Anita Grossman Solomon
20-Jul Lyric Kinard
21-Jul The Quilt Show
22-Jul Jane La Fazio
23-Jul Free Spirit
24-Jul Nancy Zieman

Jane’s early work was an amazing collection of stylized applique designs based upon plant life. When Jane began designing fabric, she transferred those stylized botanical designs into large-scale whimsical bright fabric motifs.

Jane¬†creates simple pieced designs from her wild, wonderful large-scale printed fabrics. Quilters were intrigued, seeing¬†her gorgous printed designs, and needing Jane’s vision for how they might be used successfully in a wide variety of applications: quilts, home decor, clothing and accessories.

Jane Sassaman in the studio

Jane, designing a fabric repeat

Please add Jane Sassaman’s Idea Book to your RSS feed! Jane regularly posts delicious photos of design inspiration, fabric projects such as pillows, aprons, quilts, napkins, table coverings and SO MUCH MORE! As an example, here is a link to one of Jane’s 2009 posts with small accessory projects; they are SO cute!

Jane and I were teaching at Empty Spools Seminars a few years ago. We were discussing¬†simple templates for dramatic¬†star designs. I provided Jane with a set of the fast2cut Fussy Cutter 45-degree diamond rulers.Jane¬†began playing with diamond and star shaped medallion patterns, incorporating her gorgeous botanical fabrics into the traditional pieced designs. With selective diamond and square¬†cuts, capturing various printed motifs and grouping them in traditional mediallion settings, Jane’s Broken Star quilts are spectacular! ¬†¬†
Jane Sassaman Cosmic Star

Jane Sassaman – Cosmic Star

¬†Now‚Äďenter a comment below, and you’ll automatically be entered the drawing to win a free¬†copy of Patchwork Sassaman Style!¬† Watch for my announcement of the winner on this blog, and I’ll contact the lucky winner¬†by e-mail! I will count all the comments that were entered on July 18th, by midnight Pacific time. The comment contributors will all be numbered in order as I receive them, and one lucky winner’s number will be drawn!


Jane's Plaid Quilt

Jane’s Plaid Quilt