Friday, February 26, 2016

Book Review and a Giveaway - Splash of Color

One of the best things to come out of my first time author experience has been the chance to meet some really fun folks in my quilting world this past year and today I'm happy to share one of those and her book with you...Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts by the awesome Jackie Kunkel.

You may know of Jackie through Canton Village Quilt Works or through Quiltworx as a Judy Niemeyer certified instructor - she's a really busy gal! I had the pleasure of meeting her at Fall Quilt Market and quickly found we are two peas in a pod when it comes to our love of color and bright, bold fabric. I was thrilled she shared a copy with me :)
All images courtesy of Martingale/That Patchwork Place.
Her book Splash of Color is beautiful! It has 13 different projects that focus on the use of brights with black and white fabrics as the neutral...right up my alley! Here are some of my favorites...
Star Bright, by Jackie Kunkel

Proud Mary, by Jackie Kunkel
Jackie had many of her quilting buddies contribute to the book and do their version of her quilts in different colorways and with their own twist as well. The ideas just keep coming. I love that.

One thing that I really wanted to try was Jackie's technique for curved piecing, something I really haven't done a lot of. A little scary - but not when Jackie shows you how easy it is. She has this great youtube video to show you how.

Let's celebrate that successful curved piecing with a giveaway, shall we? Just share a comment below about Splash of Color, curved piecing, or anything colorful to be entered to win your very own signed copy of Splash of Color. I'll draw a winner on March 5th.

And if that weren't enough, you can hop over to Jackie's blog where she's reviewing my own Stash Lab: Simple Solutions for Scrap Quilts this week for a chance to win a signed copy of that one as well!

So two thumbs up! Thanks Jackie for a great addition to my bookshelf and my sewing room.

Happy Splash Quilting,

Tonya


71 comments:

  1. I would love to make one if these quilts! I have been saving black and white prints waiting for my chance"

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  2. Jackie has been an inspiration to me for many many years ! She has a wonderful very clean view of designs and color

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  3. I would love to win this book. I, too, am a little scared to do a curved piecing block and would love to make something using her technique.

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  4. I would love to learn to make some of these quilts. I have been collecting black and white material for years to make a quilt and it would be perfect for theses.

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  5. congrats on your book. it looks fabulous. i wrote it down. i follow Jackie and some day will get her book. i would love to make the one on the cover for our front room. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  6. I love Proud Mary with it's black and white and a pops of color. The curved piecing is a little scary but I think I could handle it with the help of Jackie's book.

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  7. I have a huge selection of black and white fabrics and Jackie's book is great inspiration on using them. I have done curves in quilts before and it isn't as hard as it looks. Just takes a little practice.

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  8. I have been collecting black and white fabric for quite some time. I need to start making some of these quilts!
    silverthimble@shaw.ca

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  9. I have been collecting black and white fabric for quite some time. I need to start making some of these quilts!
    silverthimble@shaw.ca

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  10. I have a nice stash of black and white and I love adding a pop of color with it, so this looks like the perfect book to have!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. I like the rainbow colors in the quilts. One of my favorites in her book is the Lava Lamps.

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  12. i love the bright splashes of color with all the b&w and gray backgrounds especially the text prints. this book would be perfect for my stash. thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. Oh I love Jackie's quilts. She sent me over f I'm her blog this AM. I love your approach to scrappy too! Loose change! Thanks for giving us a chance to win the books.

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  14. This book has been on my must-list for quite some time, thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. How does one pick just one favorite! I love all of them!

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  16. I'm a fan of black and white and bright! I would start with Proud Mary.

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  17. The quilts in this book are great and I love Jackie's color sense.

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  18. The book looks lovely, would love to do a quilt with splashes of color!

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  19. I have been admiring the book and the pictures of quilts from it! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  20. I have this book on my wish list. I love color, and the splash of color on a black and white background makes me smile. Nancy A: rangers@sbcglobal.net

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  21. I would love to make proud Mary - learning curve for sure! Really want this splash of color book to get things moving in my stash!

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  22. I've been looking at this book online (haven't flipped through it in person yet) and am in love. I adore Proud Mary and am itching to try more curved piecing because of it!

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  23. This book is one that I want to add to my "Library" of quilting books. I have made a sampler quilt and it had some curved blocks. Would love to learn more!

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  24. I've had this book on my wishlist since her blog hop. So many neat ideas that I would love to try! Thanks.

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  25. Curved piecing is nothing to be afraid if-just smash it all with a hot iron and you're good

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  26. I would like to do a quilt in black and white. Curved piecing seems difficult but I would give it a try

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  27. I have lots of b/w scraps and Kaffe colored scraps. Combined with your new book--I see an emerging combination.

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  28. Need to try curved piecing too!

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  29. You are correct. Curved piecing is scary. Once I start I love it but I always have to sneak up on it.

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  30. I always seem to collect lots of black & white prints, so this would be a great book to use some up!

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  31. I would make every single one. Love, love, love this book!

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  32. I love all black and white quilts mixed with bright, happy colors. My favorite in Jackie's book is the cover quilt.

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  33. I love the combination of black/white and splashes of bright colors!

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  34. I love the combination of black/white and splashes of bright colors!

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  35. Congratulations on the publication of your new book and thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  36. Oooh--I love the combo of black/white and splashes of color. A bit nervous about curves though..

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  37. It is one of my quilting goals to try curved piecing this year! Looks like a great book! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  38. Love to mix bright fabrics with black and white. This sounds like a very inspiring book.

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  39. I am determined to try curved piecing this year! I need to get over my fear and jump in :)

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  40. Black and white quilts with bright bursts of colour are so beautiful!

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  41. Ooooh this Book is already ion my Wish List!!! Would looove to Win it! Thanks for the chance!! :) My scraps would love it too...to be out & used & loved!! I loooove Colors..Bright & Happy...with some Black to make them Pop!

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    1. Sorry..forgot to tell you Jackie said HI!! :)

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  42. The black and white really makes the colors pop. jarvenpa1ne(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I have been drooling over this book for some time. Thanks for the opportunity to win one,

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  44. I love using black and white fabrics along with an accent color in quilts and Jackie's book has some great quilts in it. Jackie said to tell you Hi!

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  45. I really really really want this book. I've had my eye on it for awhile. Please pick me!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  46. I used to be afraid of curved piecing until I purchased my curvemaster piecing foot. I don't know how anyone else does it, but for me that is the secret to piecing curves (without actually knowing much about sewing anything other than a straight line).

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  47. I need some color after looking out the window at winter! What a fun looking book, a great spring gift for someone! sewfabrics@outlook.com

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  48. I love curved quilts and I love the striking black and color but please how do you see well enough to sew against black? What brand of black do you like best?

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  49. I have too many black & white fabrics and too few ideas. This book is the inspiration that I need to bust my stash! Thanks for the book review and a chance to win.

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  50. I would love to win. Love the you tube. I am going to try her method soon!

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  51. I love to add different black fabrics in my quilts. I think black fabrics makes the most beautiful quilts. Thanks a chance to win.

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  52. I love how Jackie uses bold bright colors with black and white as her neutral colors. I'm a bright bold color person myself.

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  53. just beautiful - I use black all the time to pop scrappy colors!!

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  54. I love the Loose Change quilt!!

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  55. I love the Loose Change quilt!!

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  56. Always loved black/white quilts... those little bits of color certainly add that little extra "spark".

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  57. I love the bright accents in Splash of Color.

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  58. I love bright colors but I've never paired them with the blacks and whites that set them off so beautifully in the pictures from this book. This would be a great place to start a new way of looking at color!

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    1. Yeagh! Congrats MsAdventure, you're the lucky winner!

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  59. Curved piecing is not difficult if measured well and patience is taken with the actual sewing. Such beautiful results!

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  60. I want to conquer (or at least try!) curved piecing next! Thanks for the link to Jackie's youtube tutorial for curved piecing!

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  61. I love working with black and whites, look forward to seeing these new designs and am intriged abut Jackie having a simple way for curved piecing.

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  62. I have quite the stash of blacks & whites. And plenty of brights, too! I would like to become really accomplished at curved piecing...

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  63. I have quite the stash of blacks & whites. And plenty of brights, too! I would like to become really accomplished at curved piecing...

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  64. This book sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the opportunity. chocolatewiskers@aol.com (By the way, Jackie sent me over here.)

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  65. I have been drooling over this book for a while. I love the rainbows with the black and white. So fun!

    debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

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  66. Such a fun book! I love the idea of scrapping with black and white.

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  67. I have seen previews of this book and it is full of fabulous quilts! I have a nice collection of black & white fabrics so I know I could use these ideas.

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  68. I love the big spin I am not sure I have the color vision to pull it off though!

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