Thursday, November 12, 2015

The World is A Wonderful Place! Blog Hop Along

Today I am here to share an incredible new book by one of my favorite wanderers --
Mandy Leins & her Wanderlust Quilts!

https://mandalei.com/product/wanderlust-quilts/
Mandy found me and my Fast-Piece Applique a couple of years ago as she wandered the web, and contacted me to ask if it was ok to share about it on her blog (like I might say no!). She not only shared the technique but found a way to use it in a no-sew glue construction method that she could use when creating quilt tops that she then long-armed in her Craftsy Class. Later that same year we met in person at Quilt Market --
a delight one should not miss you get the chance.

A grand book/ here's a peek!

Mandy's words and quilts take us on her shared journey of another of Mandy's loves (archaeology), allowing us find inspiration and guidance throughout. She doesn't stop at supplying amazing images of ancient places but provides a full array of construction methods to bring these places to life with fabric.

My own favorite (very hard to choose) is Aqueducts for I felt like I was getting a peek of a modern beautiful representation of part of the life blood of old Rome.
My own quilting journey has been inspired by wandering, so when she asked us to find a photo to share with you I jumped at the chance. Mandy shared some wise words in her Quick Color Lessons -- some that I could definitely use when designing my own quilt from this picture taken in St.Thomas while on a quilting cruise - the perfect place to relax and enjoy this wonderful book!

Want to join me?
Mandy is letting each of us blog hop stops give away one copy of her book, so if you want to get your chance to win leave a comment here telling me of a place you would love to go wandering -- camera and sketchbook in hand. Keep in mind that inspiration from wandering can happen anywhere -- the backyard, local park, or the other side of the world.

I will be drawing a winner on 11/15, so just a few days to get in on the fun.

The list below contains all the blog-hop stops so you can enjoy all the wandering this lovely book is making.


November 2: Kickoff with Maddie Kertay at Bad Ass Quilters Society 




November 5: Gen Q

November 6: Casey York Designs

November 7: Bill Volckening

November 8: Angela Walters




November 12: Rose Hughes



35 comments:

  1. I'd like to wander to Iceland, Norway, northern regions. Thanks for the peek into Wanderlust Quilts.

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    1. would make for some wonderful quilt inspiration

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  2. I would like to travel to Australia. I have family there, but it would be fun to go fly-fishing, site seeing and do some sketching for future quilts!

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  3. I would like to wander and wonder in my backyard..the Barkerville-Bowron Lakes area in the mountains near my home. I am just not so fit anymore to wander and must do it with photographs of others.

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    1. We're lucky to have access to the places and photos!

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  4. i would love to wander over to Istanbul and visit the market!

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    1. I see a rug & spices coming with an awful lot of inspiration coming your way

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  5. Iceland and Tasmania are on my bucket list! What a wonderful book, thank you for showing it off! Ann in NC

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  6. I just reviewed this book yesterday thinking of buying. Would love to win

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    1. I'll be drawing tomorrow KP - good luck

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  7. I would love to go to an old world country as I am sure there would be so much inspiration everywhere you looked.

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  8. I would love to take a cruise along Norway coast. Great scenery

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  9. Scotland...I'm not sure why, but it's really been on my mind lately. I've heard it's just beautiful!

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    1. sounds like a trip waiting to be booked

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  10. I would love to go to the coast of Italia. Amazing scenes of old buildings, colorful pots of flowers. Want to do some sketching.

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    1. I love the color found in the culture there -- sounds heavenly

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  11. I'd love to go Edinburgh with camera in hand - there's inspiration from the ground to the rooftops!

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    1. love, love, love Edinburgh -- and a camera is a must

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  12. I would love to wander around Scotland.

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    1. once is not enough -- go during one season, and you'll want to return for them all

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  13. Mid-century Route 66 to Central California Coast...
    Today just go back to Point Reyes..

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  14. I would love to go to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.

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    1. this is also on my list -- thinking fall

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  15. MY ANCESTERS ALL CAME FROM HOLLAND>I'D LOVE TO WANDER AROUND THERE! THANKS YOU !
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  16. Sitting on that beach looks wonderful but I'd love to wander to Ireland. Since I won't be going there any time soon, I think I'll talk a walk in a different neighborhood and see what new things or textures I see. Not sue if y can see my email address so it's howlandquilt@gmail.com

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    1. both ideas are great -- enjoy the latter and dream of Ireland

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  17. I'd like to travel to Peru and climb to Machu Picchu, see colorful handwoven fabrics,and enjoy the vistas.

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  18. I like Aqueducts too!
    I like to wander on a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland!

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  19. I'd love to wander around Australia!

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