Pixel Play By Emily Cier
What can I say about this book? It really is a very fun and unique book. And considering that I came back to quilting long after my first and only quilt via the world of counted cross-stitch, I find these designs and the technique by Emily very dear to my heart.
First of all, Emily just does such amazing things with all solid fabrics, I am just memorized by it. You know I am much more a “wow-them-with-13,437-prints-in-a-quilt” kinda guy, but Emily can wow anyone with all solids….over and over again. And secondly, her technique creates this delightful look of counted cross-stitch, by using long strips where possible instead of hundreds of mini squares. This speeds up the process without losing anything in the look.
Snowflakes is one of my favorites from the group:
And I got to see Deception Cove in real life while I was down in Sisters, Oregon this summer. It is Big, and so much more wonderful in real life!! I heard so many people comment on the “Lego” quilt, it cracked me up! It does really have that blocky Lego feel, doesn’t it? But Lego doesn’t have the corner market on brightly colored piratey things….
So here’s the fun part!! The prize! And what do you get for a prize??
Well, it’s a mystery! Each winner gets a copy of Pixel Play, but wait, that’s not all!! You may get one of the following in your prize package:
Or some Aurifil 50wt thread for piecing your pixelated world?
Or maybe C&T Publishing‘s Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool?
Or maybe some Carolina Patchworks patterns?
You won’t know what you get until it gets there…
But you won’t get anything if you don’t leave a comment, so tell me what you think of counted cross-stitch and/or hand needlework in general. Do you love it or hate it? What do you wish you would see more of out there?
Open to U.S., Canadian and International winners. (International peeps: We’ll need your phone number for the shipping forms and please don’t comment “Anonymously.”)
For more chances to win, check out the other stops along Pixel Play’s blog tour:
October 2 (Tuesday) — Pat Sloan
October 3 (Wednesday) — Generation Q Magazine
October 4 (Thursday) — Fat Quarter Shop
October 5 (Friday) — Jaybird Quilts
October 8 (Monday) — Robert Kaufman Fabrics
October 9 (Tuesday) — Blue Nickel Studios
October 10 (Wednesday) — Angela Walters
All photos courtesy of Emily Cier and C & T Publishing.