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Thread: Celtic Pieced Illlusions - oh BOY!

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    Super Member JNCT14's Avatar
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    Ok all you quilters - I just bought Karen Combs' new book 'Celtic Pieced Illusions'. I have been wanting to make either a stained glass or Celtic style quilt for a while, but I just don't have the time to do all the hand applique required. WELL - no more worries about that! Karen uses only 2 blocks - a 9 patch and what I would call a string pieced block (strips only) to make the most fabulous Celtic patterns with no applique at all! And you can make your own designs or follow the ones she has in the book (with very good instructions).

    Now I just had the roof on my sunroom redone so I can finally move all my furniture back, and I am envisioning Celtic wall hangings, table runners, couch and chair covers - ahhh the possibilities!!!

    But WHAT does my daughter do? 19 years old, never had an interest in my making her a quilt and guess what she wants? A quilt! BUT - she wants the black and white 'Think Outside the Box' quilt pattern that I showed her after I saw it here (Toadusa rocks!)! Sigh. So I will make her the quilt....and post pictures....and then I am definitely trying one of these Celtic beauties.

    Do check out the book though - http://www.karencombs.com/celtic_pieced_illusions.htm
    There is a video clip that is worth looking at.

    Happy quilting!

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    thanks for the information and have fun!

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    Better late than never for a quilt for your DD! I can't wait to see your finished sunroom with all the Celtic wallhangings!!

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    Very cool, thanks for sharing the link with us and can't wait to see your pictures.

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    Another book to add to my list :D:D:D
    You are a good mom to make DD's quilt first :wink: I will anxiously wait til after that to see your first celtic quilt :D:D:D

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    The quilts are beautiful. They look difficult, are they?

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    it's less than $20 - including shipping - at abebooks.com

    http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Sear...ions&x=41&y=11

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    The quilts are beautiful. They look difficult, are they?
    Not at all. They are all pieced blocks and it only takes 2 types of blocks which themselves are really easy. Not one bit of applique.

    You need to be careful when placing your blocks and sewing them together but thats it.

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    Got the book last month. Have to get a few of my quilts done before I play

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    Those are amazing, thank you for sharing.

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